The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) is the premier trade association for the bottled water industry, representing bottled water bottlers, distributors and suppliers throughout the U.S. The bottled water industry plays a crucial role in protecting our planet through ground water management efforts and the responsible use of natural resources.
The bottled water industry has, over the years, provided hundreds of millions of servings of bottled water to survivors and rescue personnel during natural disasters (e.g. floods, wild fires, hurricanes, boil alerts) and other emergency situations. IBWA members also delivered tanker trucks of fresh water and 5-gallon water cooler bottles to those in need. IBWA is a partner with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) and assists in producing the annual National Preparedness Month activities.