Gateway Member Benefits

$89 Annually

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This member category is for new professionals in water resources, those who have retired, or anyone wanting to give AWRA a try. Please note that this membership does not include voting rights in the annual American Water Resources Board of Directors election, conference registration discounts, and access to the Journal of American Water Resources Association, a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed journal, featuring original papers that examine the multidisciplinary and complex issues in water resources. We strongly encourage that if you are not an early career professional, nor retired, you should upgrade your membership to a Professional Member. For $90 more each year, you will receive the benefits listed above. Most conference registration discounts alone will cover your membership rate adjustment. Upgrade today by contacting [email protected].

Member Directory

Explore our member directory to reconnect with long, lost colleagues, classmates, and friends who are members of AWRA. Membership is required to access the directory.


Offering PDH credits for 10-12 webinars per year, our highly rated webinar program also features an archive of 20+ recordings and presentation slides. Visit our Webinar Center.

Conference Registration Discounts

Discounts for conference start at the Professional Membership level. Upgrade today by contacting [email protected]. Experience AWRA Conferences.

Water Resources IMPACT Magazine

Containing diverse, solution-oriented articles, IMPACT is a venue to publish your work! Members receive unlimited access to all current and archived issues. Learn more about IMPACT.

35% off all Wiley Books

Whether expanding your library, or keeping current on the science in our field, this discount helps you save! Professional Membership is required for complimentary access to JAWRA. Upgrade today by contacting [email protected].

Technical Committee Membership

Five technical committees offer opportunities to participate in conferences and webinars, as well as create reports, white papers and policy statements. Give back on an AWRA Committee.

Board of Director's Service

Members in good-standing can apply for service on the AWRA Board of Directors. The board serves as policymakers that establish strategic direction, provide oversight, and ensure necessary resources. Learn more about the board's responsibilities.

Career Center

Partnered with the Engineering & Science Career Network, our Career Center offers resume writing, career coaching, and more. Discover more on AWRA's Career Center.


Members conduct field tests like monitoring sediment that make a big impact in local areas.


Engage with your fellow colleagues and add to your professional development at our conferences and events.


If you actively engage in our community, your career and organization will benefit. We offer multiple opportunities for engagement via conferences, social media, webinars, committees and publications.