Become a Member of the Urban Water Institute

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Join UWI as a Member

Join the Urban Water Institute and get a seat at the table alongside the west’s elite water leaders. UWI members gain access to top decision makers, expert keynote speakers, exclusive networking opportunities and much more.

Become a Member

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues vary based on the size and type of your organization. Membership dues can be paid on a calendar year or fiscal year basis.

The following membership levels and dues are currently available for 2024:

  • Public Sector (cities, water districts and other government organizations): Dues range from $550 to $1,375 depending on the size of the population served by your organization.
  • Private Sector (businesses, consulting firms and private water utilities): Dues range from $550 to $1,375 depending on the number of employees in your organization.
  • Nonprofit Organization: $500
  • Academia: Institutions/Centers: $500
  • Academia: Professors/Researchers: $250
  • Member Emeritus/Retired: $110

UWI Membership Benefits

UWI membership is invaluable for any water-related organization that has a role or interest in California water management. Membership in UWI typically comes through an organization, and the representatives of that organization are considered members by default.

As a member of UWI, your organization and its representatives will receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunity to serve on the UWI Board of Directors, which shapes the organization's priorities and activities (including conference programs)
  • Access to all Conference presentations
  • Exclusive networking opportunities 
  • Timely updates on pressing water management issues
  • A voice in the water community
  • Access to the full UWI membership directory (with contact information for each member)
  • Discounted conference registration
  • Quarterly newsletter 

Board of Directors

Current UWI members in good standing are entitled to a seat on the Board of Directors. The number of voting members is specified in the UWI bylaws, and can be modified by full Board action. An effort is made to balance voting members among large and small agencies, nonprofits, legal and businesses/consulting firms. 

Board of Directors meetings are held in conjunction with the Spring (February) and Annual (August) Urban Water Institute Conferences each year. 

Please visit our Board of Directors page for information on how to appoint a Board member for your organization.

Become a Sponsor

UWI offers annual sponsorships for members and non-members. Please visit our sponsorships page for a complete listing of sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and the corresponding benefits.

Apply to Join UWI

If you are interested in membership with the Urban Water Institute, please review the membership levels and complete your application online.

Apply for Membership