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1 WEAT Young Professionals Presented by: (Add section rep name here)

2 What is WEAT? An open association of water environment professionals, practitioners, operations specialists and public officials with a broad range of expertise working together to: –Meet the needs of its members for professional growth and development –Educate the public on water environmental issues –Benefit society through protection and enhancement of the water environment.

3 What is WEAT? A member association of the Water Environment Federation, which encompasses an international network of over 40,000 water environment professionals. A professional organization consisting of 1,500 members.

4 Who are Young Professionals? Individuals under 35 years of age that serve the water environment industry and that are employed by or study with utilities, consulting firms, regulatory agencies, or academic institutions.

5 Why Should YPs Join WEAT? Satisfy both personal and professional goals through networking and mentor opportunities. Develop leadership skills while accumulating a solid knowledge base. Enhance your career by projecting your experiences and accomplishments to your peers and the industry by presenting technical papers, serving on committees, or getting involved in technical event planning.

6 WEAT Membership Benefits Professional Development Increased Interaction with Peers as well as Experts Career Growth Opportunities Networking and Social Opportunities Recognition by Peers Professional Mentoring Discounted Admission to Statewide and National Conferences, including YP-geared activities Technical Publications Leadership Training Access to Scholarship Assistance Program

7 Why Should Managers Encourage YPs to Join WEAT? Developing the “next generation” Building technical capabilities within your firm/agency Increasing recognition of employees in your firm/agency Annual Employer Award, given to the employer that does their best to encourage YP involvement in WEAT

8 How to join WEAT? Go to Print the membership application Send a check for $35 Mail to address listed on the form

9 WEAT YP Structure 2 Co-chairs –Becky Guthrie, DFW –Heather Harris, Austin Section Representatives located in: –DFW –Austin –San Antonio –Houston

10 Yearly Events for the YPs Texas Water –Entire YP-Geared Technical Session –Meet and Greet with Professionals and Officers of both AWWA and WEF –WEAT YP Business Meeting Mission and Goals Statements –Regularly scheduled activities at the Section level

11 Upcoming Activities Student Chapter Formations Student Design and Paper Competitions Local Activities

12 Contact your local Section Rep Austin Section RepMatt Madolora Premier Chemicals (512) m Co-Chair Dallas/Fort Worth Section RepRandy Bush Eric Fields Montgomery Watson Harza Environmental Improvements (214) 346-4324 (972) 436-2536 Houston Section RepTejal Gholkar Montgomery Watson Harza (713) San Antonio Section RepDennis Laskowski San Antonio Water System (210) Co-Chair, D/FWBecky Guthrie City of Denton(940) Co-Chair, AustinHeather HarrisCH2M Hill (512) 453- 1980

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