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AZ Central opinion piece on clean water and COVID-19

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. 

Read the opinion piece on AZ Central here.

Recognizing Essential Services of Arizona Water Professionals

Arizona Department of Water Resources posted a press release on azwaternews.com acknowledging Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week, April 12-19, 0202.

Like so much else, the COVID-19 virus has caused the cancellation of scheduled Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week events this year. That doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate the essential services that the State’s water professionals provide.

Read the complete ADWR press release here.

April 13 event cancelled, AZ water professionals celebrate virtual week of recognition

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.

Support for Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week

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.

Water professionals invited to recognition event April 13

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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.

Calling all Water Professionals on April 15

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!

Parking information below. See the press release.

Avondale Pins its Operators

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.

Arizona Water Professionals info@arizonawaterprofessionals.com

Arizona’s first annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week is April 14-20, 2019

The first annual Arizona Water Professionals Appreciation Week is April 14-20, 2019.  This recognition program was started by members of the water industry to recognize our role in clean and sustainable water supplies, draw attention to career opportunities in the water industry, and increase awareness of Arizona’s unique water resources.

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 in these high-demand occupations.

This website will also provide a list of suggestions on activities and other events that can be scheduled during this week to recognize the important contributions of Arizona water professionals to our state’s economy, quality of life, and natural beauty.

Show Your Support

Show your support of Arizona Water Professionals by registering on this page.