Check out AMWUA’s blog recognizing water professionals during this Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week.
The April 13, 2020, blog post starts by saying that “Arizona residents certainly know the value of water. Yet it is easy to forget the complex process and the extensive team of people it takes to get safe and secure water to our tap. And the important role all water professionals play has never been more evident than it is now.”
Check out the opinion piece published on AZ Central titled “Clean water is critical to stem the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what you can do to help.” In addition to providing four ways to keep Arizona’s water supply clean and plentiful, the article gave Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week the following shout out:
Most of us rarely, if ever, stop to think about the water professionals our lives depend on, but this week is Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week, so we’d like to take a moment to suggest four simple ways we can show our gratitude for the individuals who are working to ensure clean water and sanitation during this crisis and at all other times.
With the postponement of the AZ Water Conference, the April 13 event at the Capitol honoring Arizona water professionals has been cancelled. House Resolution HR2003 is now a House Proclamation, which was read on the House Floor on March 18, 2020. Watch video here.
Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week, April 12-19, 2020, will continue as a virtual event. Be sure to recognize water professionals on social media, and visit our toolkit for other ideas on virtual recognition.
Thank you to the following boards that officially declared
their support of Arizona Water Professionals and House Resolution 2003:
AMWUA: In January 2020, the Arizona Municipal Water
Users Association (AMWUA) Board of Directors unanimously voted to support House
Resolution 2003 designating April 12-19, 2020 as Arizona Water Professionals
Appreciation Week to express gratitude and appreciation for the water
professionals who contribute to the delivery and management of Arizona’s safe
and reliable water supplies.
CAWCD: At its February 2020 meeting, the Central
Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board of Directors adopted a
position of support for HR2003.
Arizona water professionals are invited to a special recognition event at the state capitol at 4 pm on Monday, April 13 in the Rose Garden. Come for the photo opportunity and receive a FREE pin. All water professionals are welcome!
This event kicks off the second Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week from April 12-19, recognized by House Resolution 2002. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon (D-Sahuarita) and is scheduled to be read on the House floor on April 13 (time to be announced a few days prior). Water professionals are encouraged to attend the House reading and be recognized! Parking information is shown below.
Thousands of professionals work in
water-related fields in Arizona, and new employees are needed each year due to
growth in the industry and to replace an aging workforce. The water industry
offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering,
hydrology, water operations, biology, policy, economics, business
administration, law, and communications.
Arizona water professionals are invited to be recognized on Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the Rose Garden at the state capitol. Come for the photo opportunity and receive a FREE pin. All water professionals are welcome!
The event kicks off Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week from April 14-20, recognized by House Resolution 2002. The resolution is sponsored by Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon (D-Sahuarita) and is also scheduled to be read on the House floor on April 15 at 10:30 AM. Water professionals are encouraged to attend the House reading and be recognized!
We now have “Arizona Water Professional” lapel pins to give away. Pick up your pin at the Water Resources Committee table in the lobby of the AZ Water conference April 15-17. Thanks to generous sponsors shown below.
Thanks to Rep. Gabaldon, we have a House Resolution, HR2002, declaring the week of April 14-20, 2019 as Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week! Stay tuned for details of the media event and reading on the House floor on April 15. We are working on a parallel resolution in the Senate. Thanks for your support!
The City of Avondale is showing appreciation to their water professionals in a fun and visible way – by providing pins to all their water and wastewater operators!
We love this idea and are looking into ways to purchase Arizona Water Professional pins to hand out at upcoming conferences and events. Let us know if you are interested in helping with or sponsoring this initiative!
The City is recognizing its water operators with a resolution and special event honoring thier important work on April 8, 2019. More information is here.