About The Section
Our Mission: Dedicated to leading, educating, and serving the drinking water community to ensure public health and to provide safe and sufficient water for all.
In response to waterborne diseases spreading prevalent at the time, the American Water Works Association was founded in 1881 to ensure safe and clean drinking water for everyone. Now over 130 years later it has grown into the largest nonprofit education and science centered association dedicated to WATER, our most important resource in the world. AWWA has roughly 50,000 members worldwide. AWWA & The California - Nevada Section of AWWA are two associations linked together by a common belief and a common passion - Safe and Reliable Drinking Water. Our passion is to support the drinking water professionals that provide water to millions of people throughout California and Nevada.
The California-Nevada Section, American Water Works Association (CA-NV Section) supports its mission by providing training opportunities for drinking water professionals. In December 1999, the CA-NV Section’s Governing Board founded the Water College to focus specifically on education and to be responsible for administering continuing education and training. Through the Water College, educational opportunities and resources are made available to individuals working in the drinking water profession throughout California and Nevada. For more information visit the Education page here
The Section has two offices - main office in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the Ken Kerri Training Center in West Sacramento, CA. Contact information for the offices is available here.