Membership annual dues are on a sliding scale based on constituent or employee census, ranging from $500 for smaller agencies or firms, to $1250 for the largest. This is offered on a self-evaluation basis. (See the current Membership Application Form for Membership rates.) Retired Members are offered an Emeritus Membership and Full-time Students (with current student body card) a Student Membership at $200 annually. No other individual memberships are offered. Membership is offered without additional charge to agency and firm branch offices. Membership is offered on a Calendar Year or a Fiscal Year basis.
Voting membership is reserved to Members of the Board of Directors. The number of voting members is limited by the Institute by-laws to 31 persons. An effort is made to balance voting members among large and small agencies and business firms. Board of Directors Meetings are held in conjunction with the annual Spring and Summer Urban Water Conferences and in December of each year when the Board is asked to adopt an annual budget for the following calendar year.
Any Member agency or firm may become a Sustaining Member or Patron Member. Sustaining Members receive, on request, one free conference enrollment each membership year, plus recognition in conference program agendas. Patrons also receive recognition and are granted, on request, two free conference enrollments each membership year. The purpose of Sustaining Memberships and Patron Memberships is as a means of granting financial support to the Institute.
The Board Chairman at the December annual meeting appoints Regional Vice Chairs and Committee chairs and members to plan conferences and workshops. The Board Chairman also chairs and appoints members of the Finance Committee and other ad hoc committees as necessary. The chairman is elected by the Board at its December meeting.
Particular benefits that are reserved to Members and Directors are discounts to attend Institute conferences and workshops and receipt of the Urban Water Alert newsletter, either in the on-line or hard copy format. Member agencies and firms may request the on-line format for any number of staff. Three hard copies may be requested without additional charge. Additional copies are available at $25 annually each.
Members are offered space for their Logo with a link to their website on the Urban Water website home page. The charge is $600 annually. A similar Logo and link on the Urban Water Alert monthly newsletter is offered for $600 annually.
Agencies and firms wishing to exhibit at Urban Water Conferences and Workshops or place advertising in program agendas are welcomed. Sponsors for program agendas and other aspects of Conferences and Workshops receive recognition. Inquiries about specifics should be made by calling 949/679-9676.
If you are interested in membership with the Urban Water Institute, download the membership application, and return it to The Urban Water Institute with the membership dues.
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