WEAT and WEF Young Professionals seek to host and promote professional development events, to unlock opportunities for those new or newer to the industry to participate in WEAT events and become part of the WEAT team. There is emphasis on professional growth and community service through networking events, technical events, and community service events.


Lance Rothe

YP Committee Chair
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Allison Blake

Student Section Chair

Kyle Kubista

WEAT/TAWWA Mentoring Program Co-Chair
Featured Event

Student Design Competition

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 9:00 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.

The WEAT Student Design Competition gives students the opportunity to design and present improvements to a real-world wastewater treatment plant. These students will be competing to represent WEAT at the WEFTEC Student Design Competition being held in Chicago this September. The prompt this year focuses on the West Travis County Public Utility Agency’s Bohl’s Wastewater Treatment Plant in Bee Cave, TX.

Students shall propose design recommendations to expand the capacity of the Bohl’s WWTP, as well as propose process modifications to meet new flow requirements while continuing to meet TCEQ Type I Reuse permit requirements. Come on out to support your alma mater and check out some of the prospective future leaders in the industry!

This year a record 10 universities will be competing: Texas Tech University, University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Lamar University, Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at Austin, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, LeTourneau University, and Louisiana State University.

For more information, contact committee co-chairs Allison Blake Hage (Allison.blake@freese.com) or Elle Frier (efrier@cpyi.com).

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Melissa Woo

Austin Section Representative

Will Chandler

Austin Section Representative

Reyna Reyes

Dallas Section Representative

Kaylee Dusek

Dallas Section Representative

Charles Norman

Fort Worth Section Representative

Keval Satra

Houston Section Representative

Valetta Saldanha

Houston Section Representative

Lance Klement

Member at Large

Kris Kneese

Past Chair
Featured Event

Dodson’s Drive 5K and Fun Run

This event benefits the Dodson’s Drive Fund, which was started in 2011 to honor the life of Kenneth Dodson, a longtime supporter of YP education and growth in the water industry in Texas. This year’s event will be on April 3rd, and follows at 5k route through Buffalo Bayou Park in downtown Houston. More information is available on our Facebook page, accessible below.

Dodson's Drive on Facebook