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E-Splash February 2014 - Outreach Activities
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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  February 2014

Outreach Committee

Kristin Rehg, Chair



The Outreach Committee is dedicated to providing meaningful and beneficial student activities at WATERCON, in conjunction with the Young Professionals Committee and our IWEA counterparts. Our goals are to help students make connections within ISAWWA that will lead them to pursue water-related careers and become involved in the Section. To this end, WATERCON 2014 will host the most comprehensive student program in the conference’s history.

Student events on March 18 include a poster presentation session (with prizes!), a scavenger hunt through the Exhibit Hall, and a networking activity at the Young Professionals Reception to help the students meet and learn from experienced members of ISAWWA. Activities on March 19 include leadership workshops on career planning and public speaking, as well as a career fair and mock interview sessions to prepare students for entering the job market. See the WATERCON Student Activities page at for the full program.

We are in need of volunteers for several of these events.

  • Networking activity: ISAWWA members who have been active in the Section (such as holding positions on committees or serving on the Board) to relate their experiences volunteering for the Section and working in the water industry.
  • Mock interviews: Volunteers who are experienced in interviewing new hires to run through typical interview questions that students may encounter while job hunting, and then to provide feedback to the students on their performance.
  • Career fair: Consulting firms, water system service providers, equipment vendors, public and private utilities, and operator training programs are encouraged to exhibit at the career fair. Whether or not you are hiring at that time, you can still provide valuable information to students on the qualifications and skills needed to get a job in the water industry.

Contact Kristin Rehg at if you would like to participate in the networking activity or mock interviews. Contact Laurie Frieders at if you would like to exhibit at the career fair.

REMEMBER, a large segment of our membership is nearing retirement age. It will take the efforts of many people throughout the Section to attract a motivated, capable, and diverse stream of young people to start filling the gaps that will be left over the next 5 to 10 years. Please consider volunteering your time to interact with students at WATERCON or other outreach events. Besides helping out the Section and the water industry, you just might make a connection with an eager student that will give you the satisfaction of helping someone personally.

Outreach Activities - Resources

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Outreach resource documents.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Database: Illinois Outreach and Educator Resources XLSX (16.31 KB) Administration 11/26/2014
How Water Works_Kid's Maze PDF (1.25 MB) Administration 10/23/2014
Outreach Request PDF PDF (156.06 KB) Administration 10/15/2014
City of Moline Water Video Link  more ] Administration 9/18/2013
Moline Park and Rec Youth Water Program PDF (2.23 MB)  more ] Administration 12/18/2012
Water Smarts PDF (1.05 MB)  more ] Administration 11/8/2012
Elementary School Ideas DOC (241.5 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Grades 1 and 2 - Water Detectives Program DOC (1.42 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Treatment Plant - Grades 6 -12 PDF (73.43 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Middle School - Water Investigators Program PDF (319.89 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
High School Water Investigators Program PDF (325.45 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Water Cycle - In Beads DOC (1.11 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Starting a Science Fair DOC (245 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Sample letterhead for request PDF (9.69 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Careers Brochure PDF (2.76 MB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
References - Outreach DOC (242 KB)  more ] Administration 9/25/2012
Educator Labs - Teacher Resources Link  more ] Administration 8/20/2014


Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Splash Summer 2015 PDF (8.83 MB)  more ] Administration 7/6/2015
SPLASH ADVERTISING_2015 PDF (2.12 MB) Administration 11/18/2014

Student Center

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PDF format of applications and information.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Lending Library Information PDF (34.68 KB) Administration 12/1/2011
AWWA National Poster Competition Guidelines PDF (49.71 KB) Administration 11/22/2011
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