The Water Awareness and Outreach Committee provides educational and networking opportunities for public information, education, and outreach professionals in water utilities throughout Virginia.  This committee seeks to serve public information officers and education and outreach coordinators by connecting them to a wider professional network focused on the sharing of information, tactics, and resources related to drinking water quality and supply.

Committee Events and Opportunities

Strengthening Relationships Through Social Media
Ever wondered how your utility can use social media to share messages and interact with your customers? View the recorded webinar hosted by the VA AWWA Water Awareness and Outreach Committee. Loudoun Water will share a case study of how they have successfully used social media to communicate with customers about a project. The webinar will also share information on how to gather data to discover the real impact and power of what you are posting on social media. Discover how your utility can make a positive impact on your customers using social media!
Water Outreach Response to COVID-19
Did you miss the Water Awareness and Outreach Committee webinar about engaging the public amidst the COVID pandemic?  No worries.  You can view the recording below. 
 
The webinar featured the winners of this year’s VA AWWA Public Information Award. Lynchburg Water Resources and Prince William County Service Authority share their different outreach responses to COVID-19.  They explore how they are continuing to reach audiences through virtual platforms while overcoming the barriers faced by COVID-19.
 
If you can't watch the webinar, download their presentations. 
 
To view the recording, please click the button below and enter the following passcode: #WAO2020
 
 
If you missed the webinar, enjoy the recorded version now. 
Download the slides too!
 
Committee Contacts
 
Lilly Meighan | Chair
Lynchburg Water Resources
 
Committee Meeting Schedule
 
Second Wednesday of each month | 10 - 11 am
Online meetings
 
Contact the chair for connection information to the meeting.
Upcoming Committee Events
 
Crisis Communication Workshop during WaterJAM.  Be on the lookout for more details.