December Edition



The deadline for submission is Tonight (December 1st) at Midnight, so act fast!
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Abstract categories and guidelines are available online - find them here!
Don't forget to add September 9 - 12, 2024, to your calendar so you don't miss the BEST Water conference!
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Upcoming Events
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2024 Corporate Sponsorship
Nov 15, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024
2024 Young Professional Summit Scholarship Application Deadline
Dec 01, 2023
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours- December 2023
Henrico DPU Operations Facility
Dec 05, 2023 8:30 AM -
Dec 07, 2023 12:00 PM
Western VA Joint Associations Holiday Party
Eastern Divide Brewing Company
Dec 06, 2023
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
HRSD Nansemond Treatment Plant Tour
HRSD Nansemond Treatment Plant
Dec 07, 2023
10:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Central Area Seasonal Celebration
Triple Crossing - Fulton
Dec 13, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Eastern VA Holiday Party
Three Notch'd Brewing Company
Dec 14, 2023 6:00 PM
Lab Practices Committee Meeting
Henrico County Water Reclamation Facility
Jan 17, 2024
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Vertical Asset Condition Assessment Webinar
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Jan 17, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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News and Announcements
Time is Running out - YP Summit Scholarships Due TODAY!

The VWEA/VA AWWA Young Professionals committee invites you to apply to for a scholarship to support your attendance at the Annual WEF/AWWA Young Professional Summit. This year's event is scheduled for February 11-14, 2024, in Portland, OR. The Summit will focus on the future of our water. The sessions will explore current industry trends and how young professionals can take ownership in the direction we want the water sector to move, reflecting on what we want to accomplish, the innovation that will lead us there, and what levers exist to create change. 


Applications will be accepted through TODAY - December 1, 2023.  Two individuals will be selected to receive a scholarship to support travel and attendance at the summit.  


Consideration is given to:

  • Leadership Participation in VA AWWA and/or VWEA
  • Committee Engagement in VA AWWA and/or VWEA
  • Future goals in the industry and the associations
Time to Celebrate - Come Have Fun with Us
Come join us for one of our seasonal networking celebrations in your region!
Eastern Divide Brewing Company
Blacksburg, VA
December 6th | 5:30 - 9 PM
Triple Crossing - Fulton
Richmond, VA
December 13th | 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Three Notch'd Brewing Co.
Virginia Beach, VA
December 14th | 6 - 8 PM
Check out our Training and Events page for more details and to RSVP.
HRSD Nansemond Treatment Plant

Thursday, December 7th  | 10:45 - 1:00

Join the VWEA | VA AWWA Young Professionals Committee for a tour of the HRSD's Nansemond Treatment Plant.  The 2-hour tour will showcase current treatment processes and future development of the wastewater treatment process.

Cost:  $10 - includes lunch at the conclusion of the tour
AWWA Scholarship Applications are Open!
Applications are now open through December 19th, 2023, for 27 scholarship awards (totaling $211,000) available to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the water sector through the AWWA Scholarships Program.
New additions to the Program include the Mueller Water Products HBCU Scholarship and the Dr. James K. Edzwald Scholarship. AWWA membership is not required to apply, but is free if you sign up through the Virginia Section.  Check out the details here...
Water Equation (WE) and corporate sponsors have provided University students from 13 AWWA Sections with AWWA Scholarships and free AWWA memberships this year!
Vertical Asset Condition Assessment Webinar

Join the Asset Management Focus Group of the Utility Management Committee on Wednesday, January 17th from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm for a webinar on Vertical Asset Condition Assessment.

Continuing Education Credits:  1 CEU for Professional Engineers | CPE for Water and Wastewater Operators Pending

Cost: $15 VWEA or VA AWWA Member | $25 Non-member

Moderator: Edward Shea, HDR


New VA WARN Website/Database
The Virginia Water and Wastewater Area Response Network (VA WARN) is getting an upgrade!  The previous website and database were no longer supported by the hosting company, so both the database and website have undergone a transformation.  If you are already a VA WARN member, be on the lookout for emails to set up your new username and password.  If you are not already a member, check out all the benefits of joining the VA WARN network.  The best reason is it's FREE!  
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
Here is a list of the most recent jobs posted:
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Automation Manager
  • Water Distribution Utility Worker
  • Engineering Supervisor
  • Waterworks Operator
  • Maintenance Specialist
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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