Young Professionals Program

Young Professional Summit

Sunday, January 22, 2023
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

NEWEA and NEWWA are teaming up to host the 5th annual Young Professionals (YP) Summit.  The YP Summit will bring together Young Professionals in the water and wastewater industry to learn from industry leaders and network with peers from across New England.  This year’s program will focus on 50 Years of the Clean Water Act.

The 2023 YP Summit will take place in conjunction with NEWEA’s 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibit.

Program Highlights

  • 100+ Young Professionals in the water and wastewater industries from all over New England
  • Advanced leadership, career and technical skills
  • Keynote Presentation from Newt Tedder, EPA will give the keynote presentation on “50 Years of Clean Water Act”
  • Panel discussion featuring professionals from different backgrounds and years of experiences
  • Virtual “Tours” and discussion of three water and wastewater treatment plants
  • Networking reception with fellow Young Professionals, mid-level “career expert” guests, and NEWEA and NEWWA executives

Note:  Separate registration fee required.  Coffee, muffins and lunch will be provided.  More information on our COVID Safety Protocols are available in our detailed guidelines.

The Committee has drafted an engaging program of panels, presentations, and networking sessions to help young professionals strengthen their leadership and technical skills and advance their water industry careers. This year’s program will be kicked off by NEWEA’s Young Professionals Chair, Daryl Coppola, followed by a session on “How to Network”, which includes a speed networking session. Newt Tedder, EPA will give the keynote presentation on “50 Years of Clean Water Act”, an overview of the act, where it stands today and its future. After lunch, a panel of professionals with different levels of working experience and backgrounds will discuss their career paths and share advice with attendees on navigating their own careers. The Meme Contest, an attendee favorite from our 2021 program, will allow attendees a chance to submit memes and vote on their favorite. The Summit will wrap up with introductions and discussion of three water and wastewater treatment plants. Following the completion of the program, attendees are invited to enjoy a reception, which will be attended by experienced water industry professionals and members of NEWEA and NEWWA’s Executive Committees.


The Young Professionals Sponsorship Program offers exclusive opportunities to sponsor event badges, the coffee break, and lunch, in addition to the traditional Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsor levels. Enrolling as a sponsor grants companies a variety of benefits, including complimentary registrations, inclusion of logo on program materials, and recognition during YP presentations at the event.  SPONSOR >>

For more information or questions, Daryl Coppola, Chair, Young Professionals Committee

Hosted by NEWEA and NEWWA

*This event is intended for professionals who have less than 5 years experience in the industry and are younger than 35 years old. Students in a Civil/Environment Engineering, Environmental Science, or related major are encouraged to attend.