Water & Wastewater Leadership Center

Exceptional leadership is essential for today’s water and wastewater utilities to thrive.  In support of water and wastewater utilities nationwide – both public and private – the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Water Environment Federation (WEF), the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the American Public Works Association (APWA) have joined together to advance the Water & Wastewater Leadership Center.

Celebrating more than a decade of executive leadership training, the Leadership Center’s curriculum focuses on:

  • Utility business assessment, personal performance evaluation and improvement planning
  • Self-awareness and assessment
  • Preparation of individual action plans
  • Examination of challenges facing public utilities in the future
  • Discussions on water and wastewater industry topics
  • Leading organizational change


“The Leadership Program provided me invaluable management and leadership tools and allowed me to build new relationships and friendships with many of my industry peers from across the country.”

Adel H. Hagekhalil, P.E., BCEE, 2002 Alumnus
Assistant Director, Bureau of Sanitation - City of Los Angeles, CA


Who Should Attend?

The Leadership Center’s curriculum is designed for current and up-and-coming municipal water and wastewater utility leaders including CEOs, General Managers, Senior Managers and upper-level management.


For More Information

Leadership Center Program Manager:

Kelly A. Brocato
Director, Membership Development
Phone: 202.833.1449
E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Leadership Center is a cooperative venture of the following associations; for additional information please visit:


National Association of Clean Water Agencies
American Water Works Association
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies
Water Environment Federation
American Public Works Association
National Association of Water Companies





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Region 4 Clean Water Dialogue
June 8, 2016
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Atlanta, GA

Utility Leadership Conference & 46th Annual Meeting
Leadership Strategies for the Smart Utility
July 10 – 13, 2016
Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel external.link
Denver, CO