AWWA Releases Insights Report from Water 2050 Sustainability Think Tank
The American Water Works Association published the Water 2050 Sustainability Think Tank Report, the first in a series of five think tank reports associated with the Water 2050 initiative. Water 2050 seeks to envision the future of water and chart a course for sustainability. Sustainability Think Tank participants engaged in facilitated small and large group conversations, private reflection, and panel discussions to imagine the future of water and develop a set of recommended actions. The group included highly respected voices from the water and wastewater utility and consulting community, academia, regulatory agencies and the beverage industry, as well as those with interests in agriculture, climate science, environmental advocacy, and innovation incubators, among others.
The participants recommended 10 actions in four categories:
- Implement a new water utility paradigm
- Establish a climate resilient water future
- Define the value of water for a new reality
- Achieve circularity of water
To read the report, visit https://www.awwa.org/Resources-Tools/Water-2050/Water-2050-Report.
AWWA Water Equation Scholarships Deadline is December 21, 2022
Every year AWWA provides scholarship opportunities for engineering, water studies, policy, communications, technology, finance, legal, and water research students. These scholarships are available for both graduate and undergraduate studies. The American Water Works Association is actively developing the world’s largest scholarship program for the world’s largest water association. Their corporate donors trust the AWWA Water Equation to manage and collect applications from the best and brightest students in North America, to guide the judging and ranking via a scholarship committee, and to award the top candidates. There are numerous scholarships for students to apply to, with a deadline of December 21, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.awwa.org/Water-Equation/AWWA-Scholarship-Award-Program.