The Water Leadership Institute and Student & Young Professional Committee are proud to invite you to join this interactive session on Continuing the Conversation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.  Our speakers will cover topics such as gender, race, LGBTQ+, and more.

The speakers will be answering your questions during the session and hope to make it as interactive as possible.

Ari Copeland, Black and Veatch
Paige Peters, Rapid Radicals Technology
Lorenzo Freeman, City of Atlanta - Department of Watershed Management

Registration Rates for Recording
WEF Member Rate: $10
Non-Member Rate: $25

For the member rate, please email [email protected] for the coupon code.

You can earn 1.5 General Contact Hours by attending this webcast or watching the recording on the WEF Learning Center after.

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Ari Copeland

Ari Copeland (he/him/his) is currently an operations specialist at Black & Veatch.  He has 16 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry. Ari has a Civil / Environmental background and is a dual-licensed water and wastewater plant operator. Ari currently is a member of the AWWA DMIC and an AWWA director at large. Additionally, Ari runs a side venture called “the wandering water bear” to assist the water industry and really anyone who wants to make their place of work more inclusive and welcoming to all.

Paige Peters

Paige Peters is the founder and CEO of Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC, as well as a Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering at Marquette University, focused on water and wastewater treatment. Paige also received a B.S. (’11) and M.S. (’19) in Civil Engineering from Marquette. Paige founded Rapid Radicals in 2016 to commercialize her graduate research on the development of an advanced, high-rate wastewater treatment process to eliminate combined and sanitary sewer overflows and basement backups during high-intensity storm events. Outside of the laboratory, Paige is a professional mentor with the Madison Area Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-MAPC) on water supply and distribution projects in Guatemala and a participating member of Global Water Stewardship.

Lorenzo Freeman

Lorenzo Freeman is a native Atlantan, who currently manages the Division of Industrial Pretreatment at the City of Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management. He has over twenty years of experience in the Environmental Sector, which includes previous employment with the Federal Government, Environmental Labs, Non-Profits Organizations, and Municipalities.