Join the SYPC

The WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC) develops several regular programs that occur at WEFTEC. These programs drive innovation, enrich the expertise of water professionals, and increase the awareness of the value of water. 

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Water Palooza

When:  Friday, October 7, 2022
Where: The Good Shepherd School 
             1839 Agriculture St.
             New Orleans, LA 70119

Water Palooza will be happening on-site at The Good Shepherd School! If you would like to volunteer to help with the event or provide an activity/giveaways for the students, please email WEF staff liaison Ama Richardson.


Community Service Project

When:  Saturday, October 8, 2022
            8:30am - 4:00pm 

Buses will pick up volunteers at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center Transportation Center. We will begin loading at 8:30am and will be departing by 9:00am. Buses will arrive back at the Hilton around 4:00pm. 

The Annual WEF Community Service Project, organized by the WEF Students and Young Professionals Committee (SYPC), offers WEFTEC participants an opportunity to give back to the New Orleans local host community. Volunteers should be prepared to build, plant, paint, and/or rehabilitate an outdoor worksite – details about the project scope will be shared this Summer.   

Registration for the service project is free and open to all WEFTEC participants.  Volunteers will receive transportation to and from the worksite, a t-shirt, lunch, and a WEF Community Service Project ribbon for their WEFTEC badge. Service Project volunteers will also leave a lasting mark on the water environment in New Orleans. 


Student Design Competition

The WEF Student Design Competition promotes real-world design experience for students interested in pursuing education and careers in the water and wastewater industry. Student teams from around the world compete at WEFTEC, many consisting of college and university students studying engineering, public health, environmental science, and more. Visit this page on WEF’s website for more information. 


Join on Sunday, October 9th, 2022, for a day of presentations from our WEFTEC 2022 Student Design Competition competitors! 


8 AM - 4 PM
Wastewater Division: Room 272, New Orleans Convention Center
Water Environment Division: Room 279, New Orleans Convention Center



Student & YP Meeting

WEF Students & Young Professionals Committee Meeting

When: Monday, October 10
Where: Room 272 New Orleans Convention Center

Student Meeting: 10:00am - 11:00am
SYP Meeting: 11:15am - 12:15pm
Students are welcome and encouraged to stick around for the YP Meeting!

Please email Ama Richardson for more information.

Students, Academics, Young Professionals, and Member Association leaders are invited to attend this meeting. Come join in and learn what the SYPC has been up to!

WEFTEC Networking Events

Student Design Competition Team Photo and Awards Reception:

Sunday, Oct. 9 from 5pm - 6:30pm, Room 272, New Orleans Convention Center

Career Fair for Students and Young Professionals:

Monday, Oct. 10 from 1pm - 4pm, Booth 451, Hall B1, New Orleans Convention Center

Global Center Reception:

Monday, Oct. 10 from 4:00pm - 5:00 pm, Hall G in the Exhibit Hall 
Innovation Pavilion Reception:

Monday, Oct. 10 from 4:00pm - 5:00 pm, Booth 3129, Hall E in the Exhibit Hall 

Exhibit Hall Reception:

Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4pm - 5pm, Exhibit Halls B-J, New Orleans Convention Center 

WEF Awards and Presidential Celebration Blue Carpet Reception:

Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 4pm - 4:45pm, Great Hall Foyer, New Orleans Convention Center