Affiliate and Government Membership Benefits

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is the leading organization working to promote sustainable water use. By uniting all stakeholders — water suppliers, product manufacturers, service providers, planners, regulatory agencies, academic organizations and advocacy groups — AWE provides your organization a voice in shaping the industry’s future and a way to concretely advance work towards a sustainable water future.

Membership in AWE allows your organization to:

Participate in a joined up approach to advocacy that helps you shape our industry and achieve your mission.  

  • Join forces to pursue effective public policy that shapes your industry and supports water efficiency investments, programs and policies.
  • Gain assistance to exert influence where it matters: ask AWE to provide support letters, help develop legislation, or engage with decision-makers. 
  • Access tools, messages and strategies to effectively promote efficiency investments to your local regulatory authorities or elected officials. 
  • Know what’s around the corner: receive timely updates on key policy initiatives that affect your organization and stakeholders via AWE’s Water Efficiency Watch newsletter, Legislative Watch, and email bulletins.

Contribute to shaping our industry’s future through active participation and networking with other leaders in efficiency. 

  • Design, plan and participate in groundbreaking research projects to tackle hot issues you need information on, such as outdoor water use, the water-energy nexus, water loss, and drought. 
  • Connect and exchange ideas with a national network of peers, suppliers and influencers at events, committees and more. 
  • Participate in AWE-led task forces and advisory committees to influence AWE’s education efforts, research and advocacy.
  • Partner with AWE to create and activate larger research, outreach and education initiatives to create greater impact. 

Access the information, training and resources you need to support your organization’s work. 

  • Stay up to speed on trends, technologies and best practices that you can bring back to your job through discounted webinars, trainings and publications.
  • Tap into the largest and most comprehensive Resource Library of efficiency information and analysis, and benefit from personalized, one-on-one technical assistance from staff.
  • Access and customize sophisticated resources to educate consumers about the value of water:
    • Adapt AWE’s Home Water Works website and Household Water Calculator to help consumers assess their water use and get personalized tips.
    • Utilize AWE’s Never Waste media campaign to engage the public in a constructive dialogue that compels them to use water wisely.
  • Access free, state-of-the-art tools to plan or expand water efficiency programs, and to pursue financial management practices that ensure revenue stability, resource efficiency and fiscal sustainability:  

Membership Dues*+

Dues vary slightly based on the type of organization.


Industry associations; universities; not-for-profits; NGOs; water, energy, and environmental-related organizations that do not qualify as a Water Supplier, Wastewater Agency, Business and Industry, Association, or Government Member. 

Annual Operating Budget  Dues 
< $300,000 $250
$300,000 - $1 million $500
$1 million - $1.5 million $1,000
> $1.5 million $1,500


Indian tribes and departments and agencies of federal, state/province, county, and local governments that do not qualify as a Water Supplier, Wastewater Agency, Business and Industry, Association, or Affiliate Member.
Government Type       Dues 
Local, Regional $500
Tribal $500
State/Province $750
Multi-State/Province $1,000
Federal $1,500
*Dues will not decrease but remain at the previous year's level until exceeded, based on the annual dues calculation.
+Multi-year AWE memberships are now available! We have discounted all membership categories, under our new multi-year membership initiative. AWE offers the following discounts: 1) 5% discount on 2-year memberships; and 2) 10% discount on 3-year memberships. So, opt for a multi-year membership and receive a discount on your total membership dues. Indicate your preferred membership period when applying via our online membership application, and we will follow-up accordingly.  

Join now by completing an Online Membership Application.