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Welcome water enthusiasts!

The Water Professionals Student chapter at The University of Kentucky holds meeting and events throughout the academic year for the combined AWWA/WEA student chapter and the EWRI student chapter. If you are interested in in the fields of sustainability and water resources engineering, a career in the water or wastewater industries, the water resources profession, environmental engineering and related professions; the student chapter could be a great opportunity to meet other students and the local water professionals. Want to get involved? Stop by one of our meetings or talk to one of our officers, see you soon!

Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life. More about AWWA.    ​(kytnawwa.org)


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 33,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. Since 1928, WEF and its members have protected public health and the environment. As a global water sector leader, our mission is to connect water professionals; enrich the expertise of water professionals; increase the awareness of the impact and value of water; and provide a platform for water sector innovation. More about WEF


The Environmental & Water Resources Institute is ASCE’s technical source for environmental and water-related issues. EWRI is one of eight ASCE technical institutes. Learn more about EWRI (www.ewri-students.com/our-mission.html)

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AWWA/WEA

The specific objectives of this Chapter shall be to promote the common professional interests of its members and to further the purposes of the Chapter through not-for-profit activities including, but not limited to, education, training, meetings, and philanthropic work. In general, any number of activities that will promote the talent of the young professionals who will influence the future of the water industry.
Overview
Combined AWWA/WEA student chapter branched under the Kentucky Tennessee sections of AWWA/WEA. Our organization is dedicated to helping students approach the water industry and promote the common professional interests of its members and to further the purposes of the Chapter through not-for-profit activities.


EWRI

The objective of the EWRI UKY graduate student chapter shall be to promote the common professional interests of its members, aid students to get access to the regional network of civil and environmental engineering professional network, develop professional skills, encourage interdisciplinary academic backgrounds in the fields of sustainability and water resources engineering, and to further the purposes of the EWRI through not-for-profit activities
EWRI
The Environmental & Water Resources Institute is ASCE’s technical source for environmental and water-related issues. EWRI is one of eight ASCE technical institutes.


Membership

Students who are working full- or part-time toward a graduate degree at the University of Kentucky, who are in good standing with the university, and who are interested in environmental engineering, water resources, or related professions.

Contact Us/Contacts


President: Erika Hernandez ehernandez@uky.edu, Vice-President: Kyle Peterson- kylepeterson13@uky.edu, Secretary: Richard L Shook -richard.shook@uky.edu, Treasurer: Evan J Willett - evan.willett@uky.edu

 

Advisors


 

Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E.

Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E., M.P.P.

Extension Associate Professor
Bioenvironmental Engineering

University of Kentucky, BAE
207 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington, KY 40546
Phone: (859) 218-4344
Fax: (859) 257-5671
carmen.agouridis@uky.edu
Ecosystem Protection and Restoration

 

Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., P.E.

Lindell Ormsbee, Ph.D., P.E., P.H.,D.WRE

Director Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute
Director Kentucky Center of Excellence for Watershed Management

University of Kentucky, COE
Phone: (859)-257-1299
lindell.ormsbee@uky.edu