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YP Profile
Meet Silvia Vlad
M.A.Sc. - a Water
Design Specialist at
CH2M who has been
charging forward
in her career in
engineering and
within the water
sector. We sat down
with Silvia after the
conference to ask
her some questions
on what her
drivers are.

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Backgrounds in the water industry
are so diverse - what prompted
you to join it?

Once you were interested in the
industry, what prompted your
involvement with the OWWA?

Silvia knew that she wanted to be at the
crossroads of science, engineering and public health. She perceived public health to
be a systemic issue and was adamant that
prevention is better than treatment. Looking
to the water sector and knowing the importance of safe, reliable drinking water she felt
that joining this field would satiate her drive
to safeguard public health. Her decision to
work in water was fully solidified during an
exchange in Singapore. The engagement
and passion of the Singaporean public in
discussing the critical water issues facing
their city (and country) echoed many conversations she had in Canada - and that
understanding of the immensity of the
global undertaking to provide safe water
confirmed for her that this was a field to
which she truly wanted to contribute.

Silvia's supervisor Dr. Bob Andrews
encouraged her to submit a research
paper to the OWWA conference in 2011
and attend with the University of Toronto
Drinking Water Research Group. While she
was there, Silvia was inspired by the passionate, intelligent people who were all
engaged in conversations about water. She
was looking for the way to get involved and
start contributing to those conversations.
Enter the YP Committee.

What was your best water
experience since getting involved?
Silvia shared a number of events with us
that she really enjoyed (she loves the Water
Cup) but zeroed in on regularly attending
the OWWA conferences as an outstanding experience. Working with passionate

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017

From the Publications Chair
OWWA President’s Message
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Niagara Falls Success!
Conference Sponsors
2017 Fuller Award
2017 OWWA Awards
Silver Water Drop
Water Efficiency Awards
OMWA Awards
OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Committee Reports
Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Intro
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - bellyband1
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - bellyband2
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover1
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover2
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 3
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 4
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 5
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 6
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From the Publications Chair
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 8
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWA President’s Message
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OWWEA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 12
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From Our AWWA Director
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Niagara Falls Success!
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 15
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 16
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Conference Sponsors
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 Fuller Award
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 OWWA Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 20
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 21
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Silver Water Drop
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Water Efficiency Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 25
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Committee Reports
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 28
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 29
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 31
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 32
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member Listing
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 34
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 35
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 36
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member News
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
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