More than 20 standing committees help bring to life CWEA's training
events, publications, awards programs, and technical certification program.
To develop and implement biosolids related educational programs for regulators,
the public, the agricultural community, wastewater professionals, biosolids
haulers and biosolids land appliers.
Collection Systems Committee
To disseminate fundamental and practical training and knowledge concerning
the collection system and mechanical appurtenances used in wastewater
systems, and the design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation and
management of collection systems and the mechanical equipment of a wastewater
the Southern Sections Collection Systems website
Engineering Research Committee
To enhance the knowledge and practice of sanitary engineering in all aspects
of water pollution control and related activities, by educational efforts
and the promotion, exchange and dissemination of information to all members
of the Association.
Government Affairs Committee
To inform the Association members and other water environment professionals
of pending and newly adopted laws and regulations. The Committee will
also make local and California state lawmakers aware that the Committee
stands ready to review and comment on proposed laws and regulations and
provide technical advice/education if needed. The
members of this committee are CWEA's representatives to
To collect publications and articles, photographs and other memorabilia
of the Association, sections, committees, programs and Leaders. The Committee
will organize, catalog and archive materials. Also, it seeks to enhance
the reputation of the Association through material memorializing the Association.
Laboratory Training Committee
To develop and conduct educational programs to enhance the skills and
knowledge of wastewater laboratory personnel of all levels.
Leadership Development Committee
Support CWEA members in their endeavors to become effective leaders in their respective fields and support their pursuit of leadership roles. Develop and expand supervisorial and management skills, acquire skills for embracing and managing change, develop strong communications and interpersonal skills and develop leadership skills that will translate into improved agency organization/performance.
To advise the Association in policy matters pertaining to member manufacturers
and representatives and to support and assist Exhibitors Committees at
all Association Conferences.
Regional Committee (NRC)
To provide direction, resources and communication between the Northern
Sections/ Committees and the CWEA Board, as well as assist in educational
and conference planning. Quick link to NRC fileshare. Contact Polly Villarreal to contribute.
Operator and Maintenance Training Committee
To develop and implement educational programs to enhance the skills and
knowledge of wastewater treatment plant operations and maintenance personnel.
Pretreatment Pollution Prevention &
Stormwater Committee (P3S)
To promote professional and technical excellence in the field of water
pollution source control, including pretreatment, pollution prevention,
and stormwater through education and training.
Community Engagement and Outreach Committee
To develop and implement educational programs for personnel in the water
pollution control field who implement or participate in community information
or community education activities.
To coordinate and oversee the educational safety programs conducted by
the Association and to cooperate with the Federation Safety Committee
programs in providing information and educational materials, representing
member interests in OSHA standards development and in other activities
relevant to improving the safety records of the water pollution control
The Kirt Brooks Scholarship Committee was created to develop and implement
educational assistance for members and their immediate family. The Committee
also coordinates and oversees the fund and scholarship fund
Regional Committee (SRC)
To maintain liaison between the Southern California local sections, the
Northern Regional Committee and the Board of Directors, as well as coordinate
region wide activities and conferences.
Student and Young Professionals Committee
To recognize the important role students and young professionals play in the future of our Association by developing and promoting programs for students and young professionals, providing a voice for academia, and encouraging student participation and young professional participation and membership in CWEA.
Technical Certification Program Committee
To develop and implement a multilevel technical certification program
for individuals employed in the wastewater field. Responsible for coordinating
the applications process, examination development, examination administration
and certification renewal.
Training Coordination Committee
To coordinate training activities throughout the Association, working with
Local Section Professional Development Committees and all Committees of
CWEA that have training responsibilities or activities; and to develop and
produce specialty workshops that provide training in all aspects of the