Water Resources Management Committee Chair
The Water Resources Management Committee’s (WRMC) mission is to promote and provide education on best management practices for water resources to achieve resilient and sustainable systems on behalf of APWA members.
I encourage you to view the Click, Listen & Learn Preparing a Successful Master Plan: It Takes Two. With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, public works agencies will see the most significant funding investment in water systems since the passage of the Clean Water Act. As we embark on projects to improve our water systems, operations and maintenance staff engagement during the planning and design phases are critical to project success.
In March, WRMC will gather in Kansas City to discuss how we can support public works professionals interested in preparing for the Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) exam by developing training based on the Stormwater Management Manual. If you are interested in participating in this project through the Water Resources Management Knowledge Team, please contact the technical committee staff liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW – Water Resiliency Public Policy Priority
Water resiliency continues to be a top public policy priority for APWA.
Roving Reporter: Smart Sewer Technology in South Bend, Indiana
Popular Water Resources Management Toolboxes
The Water Resources Management Committee has developed these resources for individuals new to this area of public works. They can also be used as education for residents and the governing body of your agency.
Principles of Public Works Operations Water eCourse Series
These sessions are designed for individuals new to public works or wanting to further their professional development interested in exploring the principles of water resources. It provides real-world examples and a discussion guide to keep the conversation going after the session’s conclusion.
- Principles of Drinking Water Management
- Principles of Stormwater/Flood Management
- Principles of Wastewater Management
Stormwater Management Career Resources
The Stormwater Management Manual is designed for those seeking certification as an APWA Certified Stormwater Manager and those wishing to gain an overview of programs and practices.
The manual addresses the technical knowledge stormwater managers need to make meaningful water quality improvements. It covers old and new stormwater management techniques, management of new development and redevelopment, funding and financing, and political and social factors of stormwater management programs.
Certified Stormwater Manager
The Stormwater Manager Certification is intended for experts in the public and private sectors who coordinate and implement stormwater management programs for city, county, state, provincial, and federal agencies. These individuals assist in administering drainage, flood control, and water quality programs.
Water quality programs include state and federal permit requirements related to stormwater runoff, including management of public education, illicit discharges, erosion control, post-development runoff BMPs, system maintenance, water quality monitoring, data analysis, and reporting. Drainage and flood control programs include operational maintenance of drainage systems, planning and construction of capital improvements, and basic knowledge of floodplain management.
These individuals may also be involved in budgetary oversight, long-term planning, policy development, and other administrative activities.