ARWO Member Services

Federal Advocacy

ARWO represents the interests of regional systems before Congress, USDA Rural Development, Bureau of Reclamation, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies.

ARWO supports policies and infrastructure funding programs that will help regional water and wastewater systems to thrive and to provide services to unserved and underserved communities.

Management Resources

ARWO aims to be a knowledge exchange to help regional utility boards and managers enhance their leadership, oversight and management capabilities.

ARWO members will be able to take advantage of our unique Regional Water Dialogue program. Members will submit short surveys and questionnaires via the association to their ARWO colleagues on topics such as finance, human resources, customer relations, information technology, infrastructure, water resources, security and other subjects of interest to managers and boards. The association will collect responses and share them back with the ARWO membership. To learn how to send an inquiry to the membership, contact ARWO.


ARWO member meetings will present another excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge with regional water colleagues. ARWO’s first annual meeting was held in Scottsdale, Arizona in October 2016.

As ARWO evolves, the organization will offer learning opportunities such as workshops, conferences, videos and webinars on subjects that are most relevant to regional utility boards and managers. At these in-person and online gatherings, members will learn from both their peers and subject matter experts while taking advantage of unique opportunities to network with each other and exchange ideas.

In the meantime, through a partnership with the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), ARWO members are invited to participate in AMWA’s Water Policy Conferences in Washington, D.C. each spring and its fall Executive Management Conferences. The next Water Policy Conference will be March 18-21, 2018, where members will hear from federal officials and Congressional committee leaders.

The next Executive Management Conference will convene in San Francisco, California, in October 2018.