WEFTEC.2010 Bon Temps for YPs


Posted September 1, 2010

By Haley Falconer

 

I can’t believe that another WEFTEC is around the corner! This year is especially exciting with WEF’s third annual service project, “Bioswales in the Bayou,” which will be completed Saturday, Oct. 2 in New Orleans. Over 100 WEF members and others have volunteered to construct a bioswale at a new home site in the Lower 9th Ward, and (new this year) run a Water Carnival for kids with hands-on water education activities. Opportunities like this, where water quality experts and others can help promote environmental stewardship and leave a positive imprint behind, is just one of many reasons for young professionals like me to come to WEFTEC.

 


There are several other student and young professional activities at WEFTEC this, and every, year.  WEF’s S&YPs are a highly motivated group that plan, coordinate, and participate in several very successful events each year.  There’s a Design Competition on Sunday October 3, where students from universities across the country will present engineering proposals and design concepts to WEF professionals. And on Monday, several companies will be chatting with students and potentially interviewing them for jobs at the Career Fair, a great place find out about careers in water quality and get to know perspective employers.

 


Also on Monday, there’ll be a Student Chapter Meeting, where participants share experiences in building support at the university level for aspiring water quality professionals. There’s also a YP technical session, which gives young professionals their first chance to present at WEFTEC.  And let’s not forget the YP Reception, a great place  for students and young professionals to mingle, network, (and maybe win a door prize!) in a fun social setting.

 


Whether it’s the chance to share your passion for water quality with a local community, see some of the most innovative new leaders in environmental design, explore career options, or just hang out with some really fun people and mentors, WEFTEC is definitely the place for aspiring water quality professionals. See you in New Orleans!!

 

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Posted September 1, 2010
I can’t believe that another WEFTEC is around the corner! This year is especially exciting with WEF’s third annual service project, “Bioswales in the Bayou,” which will be completed Saturday, Oct. 2 in New Orleans.

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Haley - Kudos to you and all of the YPs for planning another great community service project for WEFTEC. You all are such an inspiration - your willingness to give of yourselves, your time and your talents to leave a postive "waterfootprint" in the community that we will all be a part of for a week during WEFTEC speaks to the passion and innate desire that WEF members have to make a difference for water and for others that we have to opportunity to serve. Thank you for your leadership!

Posted by: Rebecca West (rfwest@spartanburgwater.org) on 09/22/2010

No doubt it's really a great article and I felt really great going through your blog post. Great to read more articles from your side.

Posted by: Dried Fruits and Nuts (dyhgold@yahoo.com) on 10/21/2011

WEFTEC.2010 Bon Temps for YPs

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WEFTEC.2010 Bon Temps for YPs


Posted September 1, 2010

By Haley Falconer

 

I can’t believe that another WEFTEC is around the corner! This year is especially exciting with WEF’s third annual service project, “Bioswales in the Bayou,” which will be completed Saturday, Oct. 2 in New Orleans. Over 100 WEF members and others have volunteered to construct a bioswale at a new home site in the Lower 9th Ward, and (new this year) run a Water Carnival for kids with hands-on water education activities. Opportunities like this, where water quality experts and others can help promote environmental stewardship and leave a positive imprint behind, is just one of many reasons for young professionals like me to come to WEFTEC.

 


There are several other student and young professional activities at WEFTEC this, and every, year.  WEF’s S&YPs are a highly motivated group that plan, coordinate, and participate in several very successful events each year.  There’s a Design Competition on Sunday October 3, where students from universities across the country will present engineering proposals and design concepts to WEF professionals. And on Monday, several companies will be chatting with students and potentially interviewing them for jobs at the Career Fair, a great place find out about careers in water quality and get to know perspective employers.

 


Also on Monday, there’ll be a Student Chapter Meeting, where participants share experiences in building support at the university level for aspiring water quality professionals. There’s also a YP technical session, which gives young professionals their first chance to present at WEFTEC.  And let’s not forget the YP Reception, a great place  for students and young professionals to mingle, network, (and maybe win a door prize!) in a fun social setting.

 


Whether it’s the chance to share your passion for water quality with a local community, see some of the most innovative new leaders in environmental design, explore career options, or just hang out with some really fun people and mentors, WEFTEC is definitely the place for aspiring water quality professionals. See you in New Orleans!!

 

Posted by Stephanie Barringer at 09/01/2010 02:40:20 PM | 


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Haley - Kudos to you and all of the YPs for planning another great community service project for WEFTEC. You all are such an inspiration - your willingness to give of yourselves, your time and your talents to leave a postive "waterfootprint" in the community that we will all be a part of for a week during WEFTEC speaks to the passion and innate desire that WEF members have to make a difference for water and for others that we have to opportunity to serve. Thank you for your leadership!
Posted by: Rebecca West ( Email | Visit ) at 9/22/2010 9:25 PM


No doubt it's really a great article and I felt really great going through your blog post. Great to read more articles from your side.
Posted by: Dried Fruits and Nuts ( Email | Visit ) at 10/21/2011 3:53 AM


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Haley Falconer, WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) member  

Haley Falconer is a wastewater project engineer for HDR Engineering, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. She received her undergraduate degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University and her M.S. in environmental engineering from Washington State University. As a project engineer for HDR Engineering, Haley’s work includes wastewater facility planning, recycled water planning, low phosphorus treatment technologies, and NPDES permitting.