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One Chicago public school will be getting a new garden and a new outlook on water this fall. Water industry students and professionals are preparing to return to Chicago for the 12th Annual Community Service Project as part of WEFTEC. This year’s project will take place at the Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy in collaboration with the OPEN Center for the Arts.  

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The 2019 Joint New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) and New England Water Waters Association (NEWWA) Young Professionals (YP) Summit took place for the third consecutive year during NEWEA’s Annual Conference.  

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Pono Hanson, Chair of the Student Design Competition, talks about 2018 being a record-breaking year for the competition, with 23 teams representing 22 schools, 20 WEF Member Associations, and 3 different countries.

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"WEF is like that magical universe where water, sustainability, and environment meet with innovation, science, and technology, together catalyzed by the love, passion, and responsibility that its’ members feel for this industry. In this milieu, my sense of belonging for what I do every day has found its reason to be, and today as a water professional, it motivates me to give the best of myself to this field."

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Sixty-five students and young professionals gathered at the Water Resource Education Center in Vancouver, Washington, to participate in the 4th Annual PNW S&YP "Innovation" Summit. 

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The YP Spotlight is intended to give our community a chance to get to know WEF and YP Leaders. For this issue, we introduce Bruce Cooley!

Please send an email to [email protected] to recommend YP Leaders for future Spotlights.

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"We all have a very intimate relationship with water, which is a bit scary if you think about it because we have a fundamental dependence on it for our survival. Look around you, wherever you are; nothing you see would exist without water. Let that sink in." 

Kristi Steiner touches on how YP's across the industry are learning to sustainably manage our most precious resource.

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Attending WEFTEC 2018? Hear what the SYPC Leadership has to say about getting the most out of your WEFTEC experience!

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On July 10th, the Chesapeake Water Environment Association hosted its first YP "Dinner N Learn," the fabled, and slightly less formal, cousin of the better known Lunch N Learn.

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Braden Milford, winner of the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize, talks about his journey to the water industry, his research, and his takeaways from the national competition.

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Transitioning out of the YP Demographic? Hear what Steve Drangsholt has to say about working through his transition and getting involved in other efforts.

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We asked three of the UNLEASH 2018 talents some burning questions. Read what they had to say!

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Having a hard time transitioning into a professional setting? Maria Claudia Reed, Wastewater Engineer with Brown and Caldwell, shares her personal transition experience and how getting involved with WEF has made her first year as a professional exciting and fulfilling.

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Seven of WEF's Young Professionals flew in from all over the country to represent their various states, network at the YP Luncheon, and meet with their respective Members of Congress at the National Water Policy Fly-In, held in conjunction with World Water Week. Carol Kinzer, of the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association, shares her experience.

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The YP Spotlight is intended to give our community a chance to get to know WEF and YP Leaders. For this issue, we introduce our new Student and YP Manager, Megan Livak! Please send an email to [email protected]g to recommend YP Leaders for future Spotlights.

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