Young Professionals

The Young Professionals Committee is responsible for advancing and disseminating knowledge about water to all new and young professionals in the water industry.

A new/young professional is defined by AWWA as anyone under the age of 35 and/or who has less than 10 years of experience in the water industry.  All who are employed in the water industry are considered professionals. Click Here to see the Section Young Professional Page and the latest networking opportunities.

 Upcoming events:

The NWOR subsection Young Professionals Committee organizes quarterly events to provide new and young professionals and students with opportunities to network and learn about . Examples of past events include tours of facility construction or operating facilities, educational presentations, networking dinners, and informal happy hours.


The committee holds an organizational/planning meeting every few months at Hot Lips Pizza in downtown Portland to discuss ideas for and plan future events and coordinate activities with other committees and student chapters.


Please contact Brooke Barry if you would like to be added to the email list and receive announcements for future YP committee events. If you would like to join the YP committee and assist with planning events or help with other related activities, please indicate your interest and you will be added as a member and invited to our organizational/planning meetings.


Committee Chair:

Brooke Barry

West Yost Associates