Students and Young Professionals Committee

The Students and Young Professionals (S&YP) Committee provides 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 meet once a month via conference call to outline the objectives for the following weeks.

News & Highlights

Mark your calendars!

The 2018 PNW YP Summit is scheduled for September 21st, 2018.  Co-organized by PNCWA and the PNW Section of AWWA, the YP Summit is a daylong gathering for students and young professionals in the water and wastewater industry.  This event is an opportunity for YPs to network and see a variety of speakers covering topics pertinent to upcoming water and wastewater industry leaders.
The theme of this year’s summit is #Innovation and will be hosted at the Water Resource Education Center in Vancouver, Washington

4th Annual 2018 PNW YP Summit
Theme: #Innovation
Friday September 21st, 2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Check-in/Registration: 8:30-9:00
Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
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2018 PNCWA Mentoring Program

Contact Info

Kristi Steiner, Chair