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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  June 2013


HOSTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WATER PROFESSIONALS

AT WATERCON 2013
Kristin Rehg, Chair


WATERCON 2013 was host to students from across Illinois, providing many opportunities for the next generation of water professionals to get involved and learn more about our industry.

For the first time, the Section organized a scavenger hunt for students and young professionals, challenging them to solve a water system design problem by visiting several booths in the exhibit hall to find the equipment and service providers needed to complete the project. Feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive, and many even asked for a more difficult and involved problem to solve next year! This was a great way for young members of our industry to learn more about the design and operational challenges they will face, and to meet and interact with many different members of ISAWWA.

WATERCON 2013 also hosted the first ever career fair for students. Several engineering firms and water system service providers met with students to discuss job openings, required qualifications and skills, and useful networking and job hunting skills.

Four Safe Water Scholarships were awarded for the 2013-14 school year, in recognition of the winners’ pursuit of careers in the water industry, academic merit, and leadership qualities. The scholarship winners were recognized at the annual Awards Breakfast and include Marika Nell, Nora Sadik, and Ya Zhang (all students at Illinois universities) and Brandon Ward, an Illinois water utility employee pursuing continuing education.

This year’s conference also included the most student and young professional poster presentations so far. Eleven posters were accepted for presentation at the conference, covering a wide range of water and wastewater topics such as research on new types of desalination membranes, alternative treatment methods for arsenic removal, and the latest developments in urban stormwater treatment.

Please contact Kristin Rehg for more information at krehg@cityofevanston.org

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

Splash

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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