Young Professionals

The Young Professionals (YP’s) are members of the Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) and/or the Hawaii Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), age 35 years and younger. Most of us are new to the profession with less than 10 years of work experience. The goal of our committee is to encourage YP’s to get involved with HWEA and/or AWWA while meeting fellow YP’s and other professionals within the organization. The Young Professionals Committee was established in 2005 and has organized community service activities, construction site visits, techinical demontionstrations and much more!

2017 WEFTEC Community Service

2017 WEFTEC Community Service

Volunteers installed two rain gardens at city hall to help treat over 2,000 cubic feet of storm water from the parking lot and address flooding issues. A perforated pipe connects to a FocalPoint high flow biofiltration system. An energy dissipating structure was also created from crab traps filled with rocks to help reduce scouring from … Continue reading 2017 WEFTEC Community Service

2015 Young Professionals Summit

2015 Young Professionals Summit

As this year’s Young Professional (YP) Committee Chair for the Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA) and AWWA Hawaii Section, HWEA sponsored me to attend this year’s YP Summit in Austin, Texas. This year’s summit preceded the Utility Management Conference, and it brought together young professionals from around the country from both the public and private … Continue reading 2015 Young Professionals Summit

2011 Young Professional Events

2011 Young Professional Events

HWEA/AWWA Young Professionals (YP) Sand Island Beach Clean Up By Kawika Kaulukukui On Saturday, March 12, 2011, the AWWA/HWEA Young Professionals Committee (YP) held a beach clean up at the Sand Island Beach Park. The Sand Island Beach Park is part of the Sand Island State Recreation Area and features picnic and camping grounds, a … Continue reading 2011 Young Professional Events

2009 Young Professionals Events

2009 Young Professionals Events

The Pursuit for Clean Water: Students Participate in Water Treatment Design Competition By Timothy Lum Yee Imagine…a tropical storm has hit the Hawaiian Islands and has affected the islands’ water supply. Now, with limited resources, you and your team have 90 minutes to treat the  contaminated water. Go! This short prelude set the stage for … Continue reading 2009 Young Professionals Events

2008 Young Professionals Events

2008 Young Professionals Events

YP Lounge/Mentorship Program 2008 HWEA Conference February 20, 2008 This year at the 2008 HWEA Conference, both service and mentorship were key themes as YPs assisted with the registration desk, helped collect lunch tickets, and got involved by asking questions at the exhibitor booths and technical sessions.  The conference also hosted its first ever YP … Continue reading 2008 Young Professionals Events

2007 Young Professionals Events

2007 Young Professionals Events

Lokahi Giving Program Lokahi Warehouse December 15, 2007 This year, the ASCE Younger Members Forum (YMF) organized a drive for the Lokahi Giving Program where members of YMF and YP came together to help those who are less fortunate during the holiday season. On an early Saturday morning, volunteers arrived bright and eager at the … Continue reading 2007 Young Professionals Events

2006 Young Professionals Events

2006 Young Professionals Events

AWWA Hawaii Section|HWEA Young Professionals Committee Field Trip Ameron Quarry, Kailua November 13, 2006 Underground Solutions Fusible C-900 PVC Field Trip On Monday, November 13th, the Young Professionals Committee (YP) visited the site of the Pump House Two Expansion project at the Ameron Quarry in Kailua.  The field trip was coordinated by Underground Solutions, a … Continue reading 2006 Young Professionals Events