Young Professionals

What We Do

We are the future of the OWWA! Our committee represents the up and coming water professionals of the drinking water industry.

We provide an opportunity for young professionals to learn and network within the industry by organizing plant tours, seminars, and social events. We also organize the YP Session and lots of fun activities at the OWWA Annual Conference, and we manage the OWWA’s Student Chapter Program . See our Committee Charter for more information about our mandate and activities.

The YP program was developed by the AWWA and has been adopted by several AWWA Sections. Formed in 1999, the OWWA’s Young Professionals Committee today boasts one of the AWWA’s most active YP committees.

For more information about YP activities at the AWWA level, check out the AWWA Young Professionals Center.

We publish a YP Spotlight Article in Pipeline Magazine Quarterly, highlighting a Young Professional, submit an article here.

Who We Are

Our members are primarily industry professionals with less than 10 years of experience and under 35 years of age. However, “seasoned professionals” can always be found at our great events!

Our YP membership includes individuals from many facets of the water industry, including students, consultants, operators, municipal engineers, manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technicians, conservation authority staff, individuals who work for federal or provincial government developing policy, and many others.

Our committee members are ambitious YPs who have a passion for water and the environment.

Some Past Activities!

To give you an indication of the many and varied events organized by the YPs

  • April 26, 2015 Career Seminar
  • April 26, 2015 Tour of R.C. Harris
  • April 27, 2015 YP Water Cup
  • January 10,2015 Soft Skills Seminar with WEAO on Presentation Skills
  • December 4, 2014 Ontario Water Industry Holiday Bash with CWRA/Waterlution/WEAO
  • October 30, 2014 Sleemans Brewery Tour
  • August 24, 2014 Student Chapter Leadership Forum, George Brown Waterfront Campus
  • September 18, 2014 Fall Meet and Greet, Spice Route
  • December 6, 2013 Holiday Bash, Spin Toronto
  • September 26, 2013 Fall Meet and Greet, Spice Route
  • March 15, 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Social – Fynn’s of Temple 


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Your application will be sent to the YP committee. If there are no current openings on your selected committee, your application will be held for 1 year.

Submit A Volunteer Application Form Here

Member Company
Nifemi Bankole Halton Region 
Emily Bridgehouse Jacobs
Domenica Cevallos Jacobs
Caroline Di Tommaso Jacobs
Jesus Garcia-Aleman Jacobs
Hannah Groenewgen R.V. Anderson
Alonso Hurtado City of Toronto
Chris Jiang AECOM
Harleen Kaur  
Kevin Kuriakose Joseph University of Toronto
Ian Lake-Thompson R.V. Anderson
Seoyeong Lee Black & Veatch
Appana Lok R.V. Anderson
Carlos Alonzo Moya Region of Halton
Bharathi Murali Region of Peel
Gluzen Ramos York Region
Nida Sajid City of Toronto
Masoumeh Sharafi Ainley Group
Cassie Stea Jacobs
Silvia Vlad Jacobs
Yvonne Zhang TY Lin