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Drinking Water Week Student Activities

Coloring sheets and water system mazes are available for you to use with your grade school students.

Coloring Sheet - English    Coloring Sheet - Spanish  Maze - English   Maze - Spanish


Curriculum Supplements from the ISAWWA Lending Library

ISAWWA maintains a lending library of educational books, pamphlets, VHS tapes and DVD's that teachers can use to build their students' awareness of the water industry's importance and available career paths. Several of these videos are also suitable for adults, and can be used at community group meetings, at Village Board meetings, or educational workshops.

Outreach Items available:  Resource DVD   Outreach Items | Request a donation of items or funding

Poster Competition Assistance and Application Forms
AWWA holds an annual poster competition to recognize outstanding drinking water research and design projects by college students and young professionals. The competition starts at the Section (state) level. The winner(s) from the Section level move on to compete at AWWA's national conference, which is held in a different city each June. This competition is a great way to gain presentation experience and network with water industry professionals, as well as a chance to win airfare and lodging to attend AWWA's national conference and compete against your peers from across the country.

Safe Water Scholarship Awards

The Illinois Section AWWA will award up to $5000.00 in scholarships for the current  academic year (including summer term). Applicants must be enrolled or accepted into a water-related secondary, continuing-education, or enrichment program for the academic year.  Secondary education includes water system operator training programs, water-related technical school, community college, four-year college, Masters and Doctoral programs.

Awards are in the following categories:

Click here for online application.  Deadline for applications to be postmarked or received online is June and December of current year..

For a list of Scholarship winners - click here

Did you miss our recent webinar on How to Write a Winning Scholarship Application?  Here is the link to view the webinar (password: illinois395)

One AWWA Operator Scholarship
The Illinois Section will award up to $2000.00 in scholarships for Operator Training. ($1000.00 from ISAWWA with a match of $1000.00 from AWWA National)


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an additional 7,000 water and wastewater operators will be needed over the next decade. As technology becomes even more complicated, so will the demands on operators. The One AWWA Operator Scholarship addresses the present and future workforce need for operators by providing training and educational funding.

The One AWWA Operator Scholarship is funded through a matching fund from AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and participating Sections listed below.

AWWA’s The Water Equation and the Illinois Section will award the One AWWA Operator Scholarship up to the amount of $2,000 for Water Operating training and education annually.  This $2,000 can be divided among multiple applicants as determined by the scholarship award selection team.

Scholarship awards can be used for certification/licensure, two-year related associate degree, technical school program, professional training program, books and manuals, and operator related conferences focused on water, wastewater, and/or stormwater.


Click here for an online application.  Deadline for applications and all supporting documentation to be postmarked or received online is June and December of current year.


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PDF format of applications and information.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lending Library Information PDF (34.68 KB) Administration 12/1/2011
AWWA National Poster Competition Guidelines PDF (49.71 KB) Administration 11/22/2011
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