InFLOW at a Local Level
After it's launch in 2018, WEF InFLOW has hit the ground running and several of the WEF Member Associations (MAs) have expressed interest in a similar program at their local annual conferences.
Illinois WEA was the first to bring WEF InFLOW to their annual conference during IWPC 2019: Together for Clean Water Conference that took place on February 11-13, 2019. They were able to invite 7 students representing the University of Illinois, the Environmental Resources Training Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville Water/Wastewater Operators Training Center, and Loyola University in Chicago. The students ranged in gender, race, and also included three mid-career military veterans!
Other WEF Member Associations that have completed or are exploring WEF InFLOW include:
"It was a great pleasure to be in the first group of state chapter-level InFLOW students. This program allowed me to meet and speak with many professionals in water careers.”
-Maggie, Loyola University (IWEA InFLOW 2019)