Kate Cline is editor-in-chief of WQP. Cline can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.
When I first started working with WQP and its sister publications, Water & Wastes Digest and Storm Water Solutions, more then five years ago, one fact quickly became apparent to me: The vast majority of professionals working in the water industry are men.
The number of women in engineering and other water professions is growing, however, and over the years I've had the chance to meet many amazing female water professionals. The demographics are changing, and it's a far cry from some of the stories my mom has told me from when she was entering the industry in the late 1970s - she was one of only three women in her class in college studying civil engineering.
So this blog is a call to all of our female readers out there. What challenges or issues have you faced as a woman in the water treatment industry? How did you approach these challenges? Let us know in the comments, or send us an email at [email protected].