Young Professionals


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. 


AWWA Evening Welcome Activity & Event

AWWA YP Leadership Training
WEF Emerging Leadership Training
AWWA/WEF YP Summit Welcome Reception

AWWA/WEF YP Summit Networking Reception 

*More details to come!

Conference Registration

Registration and housing will open in the Fall.

Hotel Information

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce St.
Nashville, TN 37203

Conference Rate: $249 plus tax per night.   

Get away to the Music Capital of the World at Renaissance Nashville Hotel. Enjoy the perfect location within walking distance of premier downtown attractions, including B.B. King's Blues Club, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium and the historic Second Avenue District. 


Alert: AWWA is aware of multiple organizations contacting attendees to solicit hotel rooms. Reservations made through any other housing services company cannot be guaranteed by AWWA and could result in hidden charges, unusual restrictions, or incorrect hotel placement. If you are contacted by an agency other than Par Avion - the official AWWA Housing Bureau, please email AWWA Lodging



Check back after the YP Summit to find presentations and handouts from AWWA's YP Leadership Training and the AWWA/WEF YP Summit.

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Welcome Reception (AWWA Members)
5:30-7:00 PM, location TBD

Monday, March 4, 2019
YP Summit Welcome Reception (AWWA/WEF Members)
5:30-7:00 PM, location TBD

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
YP Summit Networking Reception (AWWA/WEF Members)
5:30-7:00 PM, location TBD

2018 Attendee List

Continue to build your connections with the AWWA/WEF YP Summit attendee list (PDF)

2018 Meeting Documents

Download presentation slides and handouts.

Who Am I - Why Am I Here - Where do I fit in AWWA?

AWWA's 2018 Priorities

Personal Marketing Plan

TEC Volunteer Opportunities 

2018 YP Leadership Training One Pager

Interested in receiving a copy of Professor Wayne Pratt's Ethical Management presentation? Email him at

Event Photos 

Many thanks to Ashley Waldron for photographing the AWWA YP Leadership Training and AWWA/WEF YP Summit! 

To access photos, follow these links:

Water YP Summit on Google Drive
Water YP Summit in Online Photo Gallery
2018 AWWA YP Leadership Training on Google Drive 
2018 AWWA YP Leadership Training in Online Photo Gallery

Stay Connected


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."

Read the full interview

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.

Read the full interview