Mar 05, 2014

AWWA, Water Community Celebrate Women's History Month

AWWA will pay tribute to the contributions women have made to the water industry

Women's History Month AWWA Water Community Celebration March

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) and the water community kicked off a celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, AWWA and its members will pay tribute to the many contributions women have made to the water industry, the nation and the world.

“Women’s History Month is a time to recognize the contributions of women who have broken the pre-cast mold of history within our industry. These women paved the way for a better workforce where women today occupy every possible space within the world of water,” said AWWA Executive Director David LaFrance. “It’s important that we celebrate the achievements that have been made, and equally important that we continue to inspire girls and young women to pursue mathematics and the sciences from early ages. The simple truth is that we want more young women to find a home in water work.”

To commemorate the occasion, AWWA and its members will celebrate with events and other activities at public and private water and wastewater utilities across the U.S. highlighting the critical role women have played in the history of the water community.