Young Professionals


AWWA/WEF Young Professionals (YP) Summit - March 3-5, 2019, Nashville, TN

The AWWA/WEF Young Professionals (YP) Summit is the premier water and wastewater industry workshop for young professionals. Join other future leaders by exploring your role in water and discussing how you can best serve your organization and community.

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YP Profile

Bob Parks

Bob ParksMeet Bob, Production Engineer for the City of Independence in Independence, MO.

"My three years as an AWWA member (including Young Professionals Chair and First-Year Trustee) have helped me to quickly learn the industry and benefit from others' experiences, be it in a technical session or in a face-to-face conversation. It has been a big help in making me be better at my job. I enjoy contributing to the industry outside of my role at the Water Department and interacting with industry peers I might never meet otherwise who are generally top performers in the field."

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Ashley Reed

Meet Ashley, Utility Division Project Engineer for The Thrasher Group in Bridgeport, W.V.

"Being involved in AWWA has afforded me the opportunity to travel to many different places throughout country and meet new people within the industry. I love being able to discuss different topics with others and share ideas and experiences. I've attended two RMSOs and two ACEs, and I'm always amazed that I get to be a part of such a large, well-rounded organization."

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Travis Ota

Meet Travis, a project coordinator at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. 

"There's more to water conservation than people can imagine. For example, virtual water makes up most of our water consumption in a single day. People don't think about how much water they are using when they purchase a new phone or eat a steak for dinner. I wanted to get the message out there that everything uses water and that your water consumption isn't only coming from your faucets," he says.

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