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.
Mark your calendar to attend the 2014 YP Summit on February 25, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia. Details willl be posted in the Fall of 2013. Questions: Contact WEF Staff, Dianne Crilley: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEF YP Connections - Newsletter
The First Trimester 2013 issue of YP Connections is ready to read! 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 YPConnections@wef.org
WEFTEC Community Service Project
Plans are being made for WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago, IL. This year's project, "Reading, Writing, and Rain Gardens", will consist of replacing concrete with green infrastructure on the playground at Haines Elementary in Chicago's Chinatown neighborhood. The trees and rain garden will help relieve runoff from urban flooding and reduce heat island effect in a critical public space for students. Locating the project at a school helps us increase the awareness of the value of water with imp[ressionable young minds. We hope to inspire studetns 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 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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Regional Liaison Program
WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) formed a Regional Liaison program to assist WEF Member Associations (MAs) with the formation of Student Chapters and Young Professionals Committees. Ten regions were delineated within North America to have at least one WEF SYPC member represented in each region. Liaisons will inform student chapters and MAs in their region of WEF resources along with any opportunities and future developments.
Regions (Map) Liaison Contacts
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.
| Amanda Poole is the recipient of the WEF 2012 Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award. She is a member of the Central States WEA. Congratulations Amanda!
WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee
Connect with young professionals from around the globe. Join the SYP and make a difference!