YOUNG PROFESSIONALS


The Young Professionals (YP) group is open to all water and wastewater professionals who are under the age of 35.  This is a joint group between AWWA and Hawaii Water Environment Association (HWEA).  This group offers a unique opportunity for YPs to get involved in the AWWA and HWEA organizations, network with peers in their field of work, and to continue their education.  Our 2018-2019 Officers and Committee Chairs are:

Chair: Travis Ota
Vice Chair
Secretary: Katherine Yoshimura
Past Chair: Alicia Nakano
Outreach: VACANT
Community Service: Brittany Cody
Social: Calvin Ing
Technical Training and Field Trips: Daniel Koge

Please contact Travis Ota at hawaiiwater.yp@gmail.com if you would like to be placed on the YP email list.

Upcoming YP Events:

September 2, 2018 (Sunday) - BBQ at Magic Island to celebrate the “End of Summer”. All YP’s are invited and guests are welcome to join in on the fun. The event will be very “chill” so everyone can relax and enjoy their time in the sun.

September 15, 2018 (Saturday) - Field trip at Kapolei Hale for an event called “Tour De Trash” - touring H-Power, RRR Recycling Services, Hawaiian Earth Recycling and the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill. This educational tour will follow the paths of the green, blue and gray carts to their sorting, composting, and waste-to-energy facilities.  Contact Travis at email above for details.

Past YP Events:

August 4, 2018 (Saturday) - A few YP’s attended the annual Halawa Xeriscape Unthirsty Plant Sale; volunteering at the Water for People food booth, hosting rain barrel classes, or just helping set up and close down booths and tents. Although this was not an official YP event, it was great to have YP members volunteering for outside services to better the community and exposure for the organization.

June 2, 2018 (Saturday) - Outreach event at Turtle Bay Resort for 6th Annual North Shore Ocean Fest to celebrate World Ocean’s Day. A few YP volunteers helped at a booth talking to residents from the area about the use of septic tanks and cesspools and educated the public on Sewer Smarts.

See earlier Newsletters for more news and photos of other previous events!

 Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 20, 2016 Community Service Event at Mokauea Island Restoration Project.  Group Picture of the YP Volunteers

Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 20, 2016 Community Service Event at Mokauea Island Restoration Project.  Group Picture of the YP Volunteers

 Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 20, 2016 Community Service Event at Mokauea Island Restoration Project. Volunteers Loading up to Paddle to Mokauea.

Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 20, 2016 Community Service Event at Mokauea Island Restoration Project. Volunteers Loading up to Paddle to Mokauea.

 Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 12, 2016 Tileco Inc. Field Trip.  YP and YMF Members Touring the Manufacturing Plant

Summer 2016 Newsletter - August 12, 2016 Tileco Inc. Field Trip.  YP and YMF Members Touring the Manufacturing Plant

 Summer 2016 Newsletter - July 27, 2016 HWEA | AWWA YP general meeting and social event at The Social Eatery and Bar.

Summer 2016 Newsletter - July 27, 2016 HWEA | AWWA YP general meeting and social event at The Social Eatery and Bar.

Last Updated:  08/30/2018_JS