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Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week kicks off with virtual event

The third annual Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week kicked off on April 5, 2021 with a virtual event featuring recorded messsages, live polling, and trivia! In case you missed it, you can watch the recorded Zoom meeting here.

Thank you to the planning committee and everyone who contributed to the success of this event. And congratulations to the following participants in our trivia contest whose names were randomly selected to each receive a $25 Visa gift card:

Christina Collins, Central Arizona Project

Erin Young, City of Flagstaff

Lisa Dubas, Arizona Department of Water Resources

Lauren Candreva, Montgomery & Associates

Third Annual Appreciation Week Recognizes Arizona Water Professionals

The third annual Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week is April 5-11, 2021. The week-long celebration will begin with a virtual event Monday, April 5 at 4 p.m., which will include both live and prerecorded testimonials and an opportunity for interaction. Read the official press release from ADWR here.

For the third consecutive year, the Arizona state legislature acknowledges Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week. This year a variety of water professionals across the state had the opportunity to lend their voices and read the official proclamation. Watch the video here.

Executive order to establish water subcabinet, promote water supply projects

An executive order was signed by the President to establish an interagency Water Subcabinet to consolidate federal management of water resources. “The Executive Order on Modernizing America’s Water Resource Management and Water Infrastructure” aims to promote water supply and storage projects. It also will support opportunities for recruiting and retaining career water professionals. Read more here.

Support Water Professionals in California

Show water professionals some love, celebrating water professionals appreciation week

Calling all Arizona Water Professionals: Let’s support our neighbors by celebrating California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, October 3-11, 2020. We understand the essential role of water professionals and water providers, and we appreciate the dedication of the scientists, operators, technicians, and other specialists working in the water industry.

California Water Professionals Appreciation Week – the inspiration for our similar initiative in Arizona – was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in hydrology and hydrogeology, engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more positions in high-demand occupations.

The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and California Water Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.

California celebrates Water Professionals Appreciation Week Oct. 3-11

Show water professionals some love

Our neighbors in California are celebrating their fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week October 3-11, 2020. As water professionals in Arizona, we understand the essential role of the water industry and appreciate the dedication of the highly trained scientists, operators, technicians, and other specialists.

Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in hydrology and hydrogeology, engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more positions in high-demand occupations.

The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and California Water Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.

Show your support of California Water Professionals Appreciation Week by posting on social media and tagging #CAWaterWeek.