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Mentoring Program signup for 2016 in Progress
PNCWA members are invited to participate in the 2016 PNCWA Mentoring Program. This program was developed to encourage experienced professionals (mentors) in our area to pass on their knowledge and experience to young professionals (protégés). Here’s how it works:
- Fill out the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016_PNCWA_Mentoring
- BOTH mentors AND protégés need to complete the survey.
- Please complete the survey by January 15, 2016. We will start pairing teams the first week of February.
- Please note that the survey can be completed at any point during the year, so you can still participate in the program if you miss the January 15, 2016 deadline. However, after the initial pairing in February, we won’t do another round (or rounds, depending on need) of pairing for a month or two (if we get additional respondents to the survey). Therefore, please complete the survey by January 15, 2016 if you’re interested in participating so you have as much of the year as possible to dedicate to the program.
- Accept the mentor or protégé you’re paired with, or request a change, if desired.
- Commit 6 hours of your time to meet as a team between February and the 2016 PNCWA Annual Conference in October.
- You must be a member to participate!
Learn more about the SYP Committee and the Mentoring Program here.
1st Annual Pacific Northwest Young Professionals Summit
The Summit was be a half-day event that featured interactive discussions addressing a variety of topics including: communicating with elected officials, creating good workplace habits, mentorship, networking tips, and leadership skills. It was a great success!
PNCWA2015: 855 Attendees!
"The best ever...!"
Want to check more out on PNCWA2015? https://guidebook.com/guide/47742/
We are working on making presentation pdfs available.
PNCWA SPONSORS and Exhibitors are critical partners in making the PNCWA2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition a success. Please visit PNCWA2015 home to see the many organizations that are due many thank yous from all of us. Please support PNCWA Sponsors and Exhibitors.
PNCWA at WEFTEC15
PNCWA's Haley Falconer (City of Boise) received the WEF Outstanding Young Water Enviroment Professional Award. Within PNCWA, Haley has been extraordinary. From before she graduated with her Masters (WSU, 2009 and was still a WEF Student Member), through now, in 2015, having been selected by her peers to serve on the PNCWA Board of Directors as a WEF Delegate, she has been respected, trusted, and a source of inspiration. Her leadership within Young Professionals, her podium presentations at the PNCWA Annual Conferences, and her role as Chair of the 2012 Annual Conference…all these acknowledge her wisdom and integrity, and the trust her peers place in her. Way to go Haley!
Left: University of Idaho Student Design Team took 2nd Place honors at WEFTEC15. Meet them and check out their presentation at PNCWA2015 also. Team members presenting at WEFTEC were Eric Hughes, Sharon Strom, and Derek L. Probst. Above Right: The Operations Challenge floor with the PNCWA team from Oregon Region "House Divided" staged middle center, under the PNCWA sign.
Want to join a a PNCWA Committee?
Committee Membership Applications:
As a membership organization, PNCWA understands the value of member engagement and using the collective knowledge of an entire profession to further its mission of improving water quality around the world. Over 200 PNCWA members participate in PNCWA committee activities, and help develop conference programs, develop training materials and program content, and many other PNCWA program activities.
PNCWA Membership is required for committee participation. Just apply to the Committee of your choice!
PNCWA Strategic Plan....where are we going, and why? See the plan summary here.
PNCWA - WEF - Regions - Sections: How does it work?
PNCWA Position Papers:
PNCWA, through the hard worwk and expertise of its technical committees has been developing a series of Position Papers. Look for more, but here is a recent one on Climate Change.
PNCWA Position Paper: Climate Change (2015)
Climate Change Resiliency and Action for PNCWA Members
PNCWA’s mission statement includes promoting the advancement of science and technology needed to protect human health and the environment. Climate change is a profound challenge that directly impacts human health and the environment. This position paper summarizes information about climate change resiliency and action for PNCWA members.
Climate change is dramatically altering the world’s water environment, as evidenced through changing precipitation patterns, more severe droughts and floods, reduced mountain snowpack, more variability in streamflow, rising sea levels, and degraded water quality. PNCWA believes it is critical for local utilities and the water sector to responsibly manage water resources in our communities in order to minimize the impacts of climate change on the reliable water supply and water quality. PNCWA also believes it is vital for the water/wastewater sector to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through reasonable energy conservation and renewable energy projects. Download and read the complete position paper on Climate Change.