Welcome to the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association

KsAWWA Chair Durward Johnson

Thank you for visiting our newly updated Kansas American Water Works Association (KsAWWA) website! My name is Durward Johnson, and it is my privilege to serve as the elected Section Chairman for 2020-2021.

The American Water Works Association is an international, nonprofit, scientific, and educational society dedicated to providing total water solutions assuring the effective management of water. KsAWWA is a state section of the Association.

There are several new features to this website that I hope you will check out and find helpful. On this website, you will find the Sections' mission and vision statements, lists of board members and committee chairs, and other administrative documents. We offer and award several scholarships to individuals interested in continuing their education in the water profession and who meet the selection criteria. We provide workshops and training materials to assist with Water Operator certification and continuing education. We network with each other and with regulators as they set policies and regulations relative to water issues. Our Section newsletter (Solution H2O) is published three times a year to keep our membership apprised of water-related activities and projects going on in our state. The annual joint conference with KWEA is scheduled for Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2021. We will bring our memberships together to enhance networking, learn about new technologies, and learn about current key projects that are going on across the state and elsewhere relative to the water industry.

I sincerely appreciate your interest in KsAWWA; thanks for visiting this site. Please contact me via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (913) 645-1670 to share your questions, suggestions, or concerns about KsAWWA. There are many opportunities to participate in KsAWWA, and I would encourage you to become involved. If you are a member already, please join in on Section activities or join a committee. Committees are actively engaged in developing and implementing strategies for fulfilling our goals for the coming year. You could also get involved as a mentee in our mentorship program relative to learning what our board does. Finally, if you are a member, thank you for the work you do and the time you put into the water industry. You are appreciated.

If you are not a member but are interested in the water industry or in protecting, providing, and maintaining safe, good quality drinking water, please consider joining AWWA. You can also visit the AWWA website for more information. Section Manager Hank Boyer is also an excellent resource for answering your questions or discussing how to become involved. 2021 will be a great year, and I am humbled and honored to serve as the section chair for KsAWWA.

Durward Johnson

KsAWWA Chair
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Stephen Randtke, KsAWWA Director

Welcome to our website! As director of the Kansas Section of the American Water Works Association, it is my privilege to represent our section on the AWWA Board of Directors. Please feel free to contact me to share your questions, suggestions, or concerns about what is happening at the Association level, the resources available to our Section, or opportunities to participate in the Association’s programs and committee activities.

If you are not a member of AWWA but are involved or interested in effectively managing water resources, for example, maintaining adequate water supplies, protecting source water quality, or providing safe drinking water, I strongly encourage you to join AWWA. Please see our membership page for information about joining AWWA, and see AWWA’s website for more information about the Association. Please feel free to contact me or others in our organization with any questions you have about membership in AWWA.

If you are a member of KsAWWA, I encourage you to get more involved in our Section’s activities. If you are not very familiar with our Section’s activities, you might want to start by browsing this website and recent issues of our Section Newsletter (Solution H2O). If there is a particular committee you would like to serve on, a program you would like to participate in, or a new activity you would like to initiate, please feel free to contact the applicable committee chair (a current list is posted on this website), one of our board members, me, or Section Manager Hank Boyer.

Steve Randtke
KsAWWA Director
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Mission Statement

Providing solutions for Kansas to effectively manage water, the state's most important resource.

Our Vision

A better Kansas through better water.