Students and Young Professionals Committee

The Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) Committee provide students and young professionals (S&YP) in the clean water industry with opportunities to gain leadership experience and network with peers. The WEF definition of a young professional (YP) is “Any person who considers himself/herself to be relatively new to the water quality industry and is 35 years old or younger,” but all those interested are welcome to join us.

We co-sponsor an annual “Young Professional Summit” with the YPs of the American Water Works Association, organize an annual design competition for college students, provide support to the local section S&YP groups, share ideas, and provide feedback to the PNCWA Board as to the needs of the younger members. Additionally, we plan S&YP events at the Annual Conference and aid in fundraising or community service events. We also coordinate PNCWA's Mentorship Program for members, to encourage mentors to pass on their wealth of knowledge and experience to help protégés develop valuable professional goals.  Learn more and get involved with the mentoring program by clicking here.

We have monthly calls to outline the objectives for the following weeks. Check out S&YP news here and sign up for our email list by contacting our committee chair listed below. This will help you stay aware of upcoming events, webinars, and happy hours. 

Get Involved

The Student and Young Professionals committee is a great place to grow your network within the water industry professionals as well as increase your professional development opportunities. There are opportunities for networking, education, volunteering, professional development, and overall introduction to the water industry. Join today!

Contact Info

Erica Haide, Chair
Brown and Caldwell
[email protected]
503.820.5570

Riley Murnane, Vice Chair
West Yost Associates
[email protected]
503.451.2152