Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water

In 2019, the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) launched its InFLOW (Introducing Future Leaders to Opportunities in Water) program. Building off the successes and the lessons learned from the first year of the program, PNCWA is continuing in its mission to change the face of the water industry and help build a more diverse and inclusive world. The InFLOW program engages underrepresented groups in the form of sponsorships to attend the annual conference. In 2020, scholarships were awarded for participants to attend the virtual PNCWA Summit Series in lieu of the in-person conference and a five-part workshop series is in preparation for the 2021 PNCWA Conference. These five workshops will focus on information related to the water/wastewater industry, networking, skills development, employment opportunities, and conference preparation.

The recruitment period for the incoming InFLOW cohort takes place in the fall after the annual conference. Participants will then attend five workshops between January and September in preparation for the fall conference, where they will receive full conference registration and a stipend. The conference offers participants the opportunity to engage with PNCWA members, build professional relationships, and chart their path into the clean water industry.

If you're interested in applying for the upcoming InFLOW cohort, contact the InFLOW subcommittee here.