Participate in Water for People's Global Mosaic Challenge! 


How about a little friendly competition to raise funds for Water For People? The Iowa Section AWWA Water For People Committee is joining Water For People’s Global Mosaic Challenge – a global photo mosaic that raises funds to ensure health clinics and communities across Africa, Latin America, and India have safe, reliable water to wash their hands during COVID-19 and beyond. (Did you know 50% of healthcare facilities around the world don’t have piped water and 39% don’t have soap!?) We can make a difference!

The Iowa Section AWWA will be competing against all of Water For People’s other Committees, so let’s raise the most money and prove what we already know – our committee is the best!

To participate, all you have to do is donate $10 or more and submit your photo to be included in the mosaic. Best of all, donations will be tripled!! That’s right, TRIPLED up to $125,0000, thanks to the generous contributors of the Water For People Leadership Council COVID-19 Fund.

The challenge ends June 15, so please donate today....and, of course, please share with your friends and family. Here are some sample messages and resources to help you get started:

For more information or to participate, click on the image above or visit Don’t forget to choose our committee (listed as Iowa - AWWA/WEA) from the pull-down box to ensure we receive credit. The top committee will win a custom framed mosaic print… with your photo in it! You will also be able to download your own copy of the mosaic to print or use digitally.

Please contact Taylor Hopper, Iowa Section AWWA Water for People Committee Chair, with any questions at (515) 520-9702 or [email protected]

Posted: 5/26/2020


The Iowa Section of the American Water Works Association is extending an invitation to submit an abstract for presentation at the AWWA-IA Annual Meeting October 13-15, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, IA. Abstract will be used to develop the program tracks for the annual meeting. The tracks considered are: general interest/all attendees, management, treatment, and distribution. If necessary, preference will be given to those presentations eligible for multiple CEU categories and information pertinent to Iowa utilities and members.
All submissions must comply with the following guidelines. Failure to observe these requirements may result in submission errors or rejection of the abstract during the review process.
  • Complete your submission by the deadline of May 21, 2020
  • No duplicate abstracts
  • Abstract text may be no longer than 300 words. Omit graphics, attachments, or other additional information
  • Abstract submissions are limited to text only. No graphics, attachments or addenda will be considered.
Abstracts can be submitted using the following link: SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT 
Posted: 5/13/2020


FEMA cloth face masks are now available to Water and Wastewater Works through IOWARN. FEMA has provided re-useable/washable cloth face masks for water and wastewater operations personnel through IOWARN.  Masks will be available for pickup at specific utilities in each of the six IDNR Regions.  Download the official notice for additional information and for a list of pickup locations for each region
Posted: 5/11/2020


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