Young Professionals Programs

A young professional (YP) is any person who considers himself/herself to be relatively new to the water quality industry and is 35 years old or younger.

YP Summit

Mark your calendar to attend the 2016 YP Summit on February 24, 2016 in San Diego, CA. More information to come.  Questions: Contact WEF Staff, Dianne Crilley: 


WEF YP Connections - Newsletter

The Volume 9 Issue 2: 2nd Trimester 2015 is now available.  Below are other issues produced in 2015.

Volume 9 Issue 1: 1st Trimester 2015 
Volume 8 Issue 2: Special Edition - WEF Community Service Projec

The WEF Students & Young Professionals (YP) Committee produces 3 issues of YP Connections each year that offers information on career development; provides tools, tips, and resources; and include news from WEF and MA YP Committees. If your MA has news to share, send articles to 


WEFTEC Community Service Project 


Plans are being made for WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago!  We hope to inspire many to the cause of clean water, underscore the importance of the water profession, and demonstrate to the community how to get started on clean water initiatives.  Contact Tim Moran, Michael Quamme, or WEF Staff Dianne Crilley if interested in being apart of the planning committee.

Past WEFTEC Service Projects:
WEFTEC.10 - Bioswales in the Bayou

WEFTEC.08 - Gettin Out of the Gutter - Building a rain garden at Pulaski Park
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WEF Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award 


This award recognizes the contributions of young professionals in the water environment field. This award is presented annually to the young professional whose contributions to the wastewater collection and treatment industry most deserve recognition. The award consists of a plaque inscribed with the recipient's name.

 Jeff Sober is the recipient of the WEF 2014 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award. He is a member of the WEA of Texas. Congratulations Jeff! 


WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee

Connect with young professionals from around the globe.  Join the SYP and make a difference!