Calling All Young Professionals

It's a topic that has come up at many a water treatment industry event: Many water treatment professionals are reaching retirement age. This fact brings up several conundrums: How do we attract younger people to the water industry? How can veteran water treatment professionals pass their knowledge on to the next generation? How do we bridge the gap between baby boomers and millenials? 

The reality is that the next generation of water professionals is already here. Many are making their mark on the industry already, and we want to hear about them! WQP currently is accepting nominations for its second annual Young Professionals recognition program. If one of your colleagues is a rising star in the water industry, tell us about him or her by submitting a nomination online at Self nominations will be accepted, and the nomination deadline is Dec. 23. The selected Young Professionals will be recognized in WQP's Face of the Industry special edition in March 2017.

To view the 2016 class of Young Professionals, visit

Kate Ferguson is editor-in-chief of WQP. Ferguson can be reached at [email protected] or 847.391.1007.


This should be for abroad young professional as well.

Re: Admissions

Thank you for bringing this up! Young Professionals outside the U.S. are eligible as well. I am working with our IT team to reflect this on the nomination form. In the meantime, please email me directly at [email protected] so we can be sure you/your candidate is considered.

Kate Ferguson
WQP Editor-in-Chief

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