Student and Young Professionals Programming


AWWA Young Professionals seen at  the 2022 YP Summit.

AWWA has 3,500+ student members, 80 student chapters, and 3,000 young professional members throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and India. Our newest student chapters include Florida Atlantic University, University of North Florida, Purdue University, University of California – Berkeley, University of South Carolina, and AWWAIndia – Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

Funding for students and young professionals helps us provide webinars to student chapters for free, it helps us create programming at our conferences, such as conference mentoring, networking receptions, job fairs, poster competitions, committee speed networking and much more. 

Support YP Leadership programs

2nd Annual Water Tower Competition hosted by AWWA Water Equation

Sponsored by M.E. Simpson, The Water Tower, SUEZ, and Carollo

Students and Young Professionals were offered the concept of building a model water tower from materials found around the home or office. They were judged on functionality, originality and sustainability.

While most participants created a video, WE volunteers from the Pacific Northwest Section of AWWA set up a room with materials for those who wanted to create a tower at the WQTC conference.

Below is a photo of the model tower built by students at WQTC as well as submitted videos.

In-Person Team at WQTC—Universite Laval, Quebec City, Canada
Andre Ardila
Christian Ortiz
Christion Garcia

Competition Results


Competition Video Submissions

Individual Students

Aebby Lee: https://youtu.be/S0n6QIVHeIw

Matthew Hoffman: https://youtu.be/anFrGpOWl5w

Student Teams

Aquatic Aggies: https://youtu.be/yUqWJ355Gfw

AWWA UC Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzUHw_esx-g

Individual Young Professional

Dillon Meicke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIfHkMGu-Qw

Young Professional Teams

Water We Even Dew-ing?https://youtu.be/Us-W8KFsYTk

H2BOO: https://youtu.be/7dDKpVLFAv8