Strategic Activities

BROADEN AND EXPAND HWEA’S MEMBERSHIP WHILE RETAINING CURRENT MEMBERS

  • Continue to assess the interests and needs of the membership and the profession
  • Maintain an up-to-date membership database
  • Continue outreach program to recruit prospective members
  • Establish a mentor program for new members
  • Send welcome packets to new members
  • Provide discounts to members for all HWEA activities
  • Follow up on delinquent members with phone calls and questionnaires

 

PROVIDE FORUMS TO EXCHANGE TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE ON THE WATER ENVIRONMENT AMONG ITS MEMBERS AND OTHERS IN THE PROFESSION

  • Continue to assess the interests and needs of the membership and the profession
  • Hold workshops on new technology and procedures
  • Hold joint meetings and workshops with other organizations
  • Continue quarterly luncheon meetings and annual conference
  • Continue Lua Line newsletter
  • Sponsor facility tours
  • Maintain website on the internet

 

PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Encourage members to publish in journals and the Lua Line
  • Encourage members to present technical papers at WEF and/or HWEA conferences or workshops
  • Promote WEF’s specialty conferences
  • Solicit volunteers for various HWEA committees and task forces
  • Continue nominating a member to serve on the State Board of Certification
  • Encourage members to support Statewide Training Center programs
  • Continue participating in WEF leadership training program
  • Continue scholarship program

 

BECOME MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE MEMBERSHIP, MEDIA AND POLICY MAKERS

  • Maintain website on the internet
  • Establish working relationship with media and policy makers
  • Maintain a database of subject matter experts (SME)
  • Testify on local legislation related to the water environment

 

PROMOTE PUBLIC EDUCATION AT ALL LEVELS

  • Develop or acquire educational materials
  • Make presentations and provide educational materials to community groups, teachers, workshops, schools, etc.
  • Conduct facility tours

 

PROVIDE INPUT AND SUPPORT TO WEF THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN ITS ACTIVITIES

  • Be represented at regional and annual meetings
  • Support member participation in WEF offices, regional offices, committees and task forces
  • Participate in the Operations Challenge
  • Provide monetary support to WEF programs (WERF, etc.)
  • Encourage participation at WEFTEC

 

FORM TECHNICAL COMMITTEES TO COLLECT AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION

  • Continue support of existing committees
  • Promote formation of new committees
  • Align HWEA committees with WEF committees to facilitate interaction

 

FORM WORKING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND REGULATORY AGENCIES

  • Continue to hold joint meetings with other organizations
  • Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and workshops of other organizations when topics are relevant to the water environment
  • Establish relationship with higher educational institutions
  • Provide sound scientific leadership to regulatory agencies

 

MAINTAIN A SOUND FISCAL PROGRAM

  • Establish a reserve policy
  • Prepare annual budget in harmony with projected income and the reserve- policy
  • Identify new sources of income
  • Enhance revenue sources by charging non-member rates
  • Continue soliciting donations for defraying Lua Line costs
  • Consult with CPA to establish proper bookkeeping