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Mississippi Rural Water Association is the state’s largest water and wastewater utility membership organization. Their office is located in Raymond, just a few miles west of Jackson.

MSRWA provides training sessions held at various locations throughout the state for operators, manager, bookkeepers and decision makers. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits can be earned through these sessions. Credits can also be earned through our Operator Expos and State & National Technical Conferences. Their certified Circuit Riders, Wastewater Technicians, and Ground Water Technicians can assist with a variety of technical services.


“Provide leadership, training programs, technical assistance and services to meet the needs of all our state’s utility members.”

To learn more, go to: http://www.msrwa.org/

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Mississippi Municipal League (MML) is the Official Non-Profit private organization of Cities and Towns of Mississippi. The MML lobbies the state and federal legislatures, provides education for municipal elected officials, provides technical support, represents municipalities with public and private entities, and is a networking media for municipal members.

Follow this link to find out more about their organization, upcoming events, and news:  http://www.mmlonline.com/

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides maps, reports and information to help others meet their needs to manage, develop, and protect America's water, energy, mineral, and land resources. We help find natural resources needed to build tomorrow, and supply scientific understanding needed to help minimize or mitigate the effects of natural hazards and environmental damage caused by human activities.

USGS currently operates about 140 data collection sites in Mississippi for acquiring information on surface-water, ground-water, water-quality, and precipitation. The sites are equipped with satellite telemetry, which provides real-time data via GOES satellites and downlinks, which enables the posting of data to the Web for public dissemination.

For detailed maps and other data, go to: http://ms.water.usgs.gov/

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The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is responsible for protecting the state’s air, land, and water. Our mission is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation. 

Click  https://www.deq.state.ms.us/ to learn more about how the MDEQ protects Mississippi's air, land, and water.

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The Mississippi Civil Defense / Emergency Management Association (MCDEMA) represents its members who make up the professional emergency management community of Mississippi, including State, County, Municipal and Tribal emergency management and public safety staff as well as supporting organizations who play a crucial role in emergency management in our state.

MCDEMA’s Purpose

The purpose of the Association is to advance and improve the profession of emergency management through education, increased public awareness, and professional development in the State of Mississippi; to promote the interchange of programs, ideas and best practices in the profession in the state; and, to create and promote a feeling of fellowship and understanding among and between county governments, municipal governments, state government and the emergency managers / civil defense directors and staff in each of the aforementioned governments and the citizens they represent. 

Go to http://www.mcdema.com/ for more information.

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The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. 

The Mississippi Section of ASCE was founded in 1969 and currently has almost 1,000 active members from all disciplines and sectors of civil engineering. The Section is divided into four branches including the Jackson Branch, Vicksburg Branch, North Mississippi Branch and Gulf Coast Branch. The Section also includes three student chapters at Jackson State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi.

For more info on this organization, its members, and upcoming events go to: http://sections.asce.org/mississippi/

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Public health protection takes a wide variety of forms, from ensuring the safety of your food and water to setting standards for health and care facilities.

Mississippi's State Board of Health was established in 1877 to protect and advance health throughout Mississippi, and became the Mississippi State Department of Health in 1982.

The major operations of the agency involve health protection, health promotion and health planning, and affect you and your health every day, throughout your life.

For more information, go to: http://msdh.ms.gov/ 

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