Here are some ways to show your appreciation for Arizona Water Professionals during their special week.

1. Get social! #AZWaterProfessionals

Share on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Add a line to email signatures such as: “We support Arizona Water Professionals.”

Highlight jobs and/or employees on your website.

Download and use the following impact graphic in your newsletter or on social media.

2. Go virtual!

Use an official Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week virtual background to promote the week and show your support.

3. Host a tour, open house, or event

Advertise and host an open house at a plant or recharge facility where you can highlight your employees’ work.

Invite elected officials, the business community, media, your customers and the general public.

Virtual option: pledge to host and start planning now.

4. Show your employees some love

Purchase pins recognizing them as valued Arizona Water Professionals.

Surprise them with a cake or meal to show your appreciation.

Hang a sign at your facilities thanking your employees.

Virtual options: Send flowers, plants, or treats to employees in a temporary work-from-home status and brighten their home office and their day! Send them email messages and ecards – or actual cards – recognizing their contributions to the water industry.

5. Issue a local/state proclamation or resolution

Provide elected and appointed officials an easy opportunity to be champions for water professionals in their communities. A sample resolution, modified from the House version is available here.

6. Mentor students and young staff

Start a mentor program for young professionals in your company or agency.

Partner with local universities, community colleges and technical programs to promote careers in the water industry.

Give a presentation on your job at a local school – from elementary to high school to university classes. Tell them why your work is important.

Virtual options: Commit to this program now and start planning. Schedule a phone call or a Zoom or Microsoft Teams meeting. Present to an online class.

Sources: Imagine a Day Without Water Resources and Association of California Water Agencies Toolkit