Maintaining the Ripple Effect

Recruiting the Next Generation of Water Sector Professionals

A large component of water professionals is approaching retirement. Many rank the aging water workforce as a top issue facing the water industry. This webinar presents demographic information on the current water workforce, highlights the importance of attracting new diverse talent, and offers suggestions as to what current water professionals can do to inspire interest in water careers. This webinar also introduces the Water workFORCE Game, a tangible interactive tool that current professionals can use to educate middle and high school students on the diverse careers available within the water industry.

Speakers and Contributors:  Brad Lovett, WEF; Brian Tierney, Evoqua; Elaine Samuel, GM BluePlan Engineering; Felicia Glapion, AlexRenew; Jesse Burch, Beaver Water District; Jenny Loconsole, Black & Veatch; Karoline Terrazas, Untion Sanitary District; Nikki Stephens, Stantec; Olga Djoumessi; Sarah Hunt, Arcadis; Stephanie Spalding, HDR

This webcast is third in a five part Community Outreach Webcast Series focusing on different outreach activities. The webcast series and was developed as part of the final project for the Water Leadership Institute (WLI).