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IF YOU SEE A NICHE, OR YOU ARE DESPERATE TO LEARN ABOUT
SOMETHING, THAT'S A GREAT PLACE TO START. IF YOU WANT TO
LEARN ABOUT IT AND THERE IS A SESSION - GO TO IT!

people is a top feature of this field and, to
her, being able to share our successes, our
ambitions and (sometimes more importantly) our failures with one another is a
self-perpetuating source of motivation.

As a YP, Career Mentors can
be crucial for success. Do you
have a mentor and how did you
find them?
Silvia was enthusiastic in expressing her
gratitude to several mentors. Some are at
her firm, some are academic, and others
are not necessarily in the water industry.
She made particular note of Sarah Wilson,
currently with the City of Toronto, as a
fantastic resource and trusted advisor.
Silvia noted she has the impression she
has been chasing after Ms. Wilson for
years - Wilson had completed her Masters
at U of T while Silvia was earning her
undergraduate degree, prior to joining

Associated Engineering as an engineer,
where Silvia completed an internship in
the same group. Silvia shared that seeking
out Wilson's advice has always made her
feel better informed and more confident
over the years - and that Wilson always
makes time to discuss any issue, large or
small, practical or theoretical.

As the incoming OWWA YP Chair
what is one thing you hope to
accomplish this year?
Silvia's primary ambition will be to
empower YPs to make both the committee
and the Section their own. For YPs starting
their career, getting that first connection to
the industry can be pivotal. Helping other
YPs to succeed by providing the tools and
connections they need to run the events
they are passionate about and learn about
the topics in which they are interested will
be major goals this year.

What advice would you give
to other YP's looking to
get involved?
Silvia remarked that it is all about
quenching your own thirst: if you see a
niche, or you are desperate to learn about
something: that's a great place to start. If
you want to learn about it and there is a
session - go to it! If there isn't, then email
in and ask how one could be planned and
if you could be part of that team. Create
the avenue for yourself to learn about
what motivates you.
That's where we concluded our questions with Silvia Vlad, but you can expect
to see her for many years at the OWWA
and industry events at large. If you are
interested in getting to know Silvia Vlad
why not email in to join us at our next
committee meeting! If you know a YP who
should be in the spotlight drop us a line
at yp@owwa.com.

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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
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From the Publications Chair
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWA President’s Message
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OWWEA Report
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From Our AWWA Director
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Niagara Falls Success!
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Conference Sponsors
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 Fuller Award
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 OWWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Silver Water Drop
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Water Efficiency Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Committee Reports
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 29
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member Listing
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