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REPORT | YP SPOTLIGHT

Meet the New YP Leadership:
Huda & Victoria

Chair: Huda Oda

Vice-chair: Victoria Chennette

Role in OWWA?

Role in OWWA?

I was first introduced to OWWA when I volunteered for the 2010
OWWA Annual Conference in Windsor. One of the water and wastewater expert professors at the University of Windsor, where I was
studying at the time, had advertised the opportunity and I leaped at it.
After my undergraduate studies in environmental engineering,
I started my MASc at the University of Toronto, where I joined the
OWWA YP Committee while conducting my research in drinking
water treatment. My research topic focused on utilizing immobilized
titanium dioxide for NOM removal. I have taken an active part of the
YP Committee ever since.

I have always been passionate about drinking water. Growing
up in a small town on a private well, I was aware of just how
important clean water was.
I went to University of Waterloo for my BASc (Environmental
Engineering) then MASc (Civil Engineering). In my MASc, I
focused on drinking water treatment, and my thesis topic was
the intermittent use and storage of GAC for seasonally present
Microcystin-LR.
I started working at GM BluePlan in the water wastewater
group in 2016. I work on a variety of projects, and enjoy the pace
and variety of the work.

Goals for This Term?
I hope to grow the YP team to include YPs of a wider professional
spectrum. The YP Committee is already a diverse group that includes
students, EITs, and professional engineers from various academic
backgrounds. My goal is to include more operators and technical
staff in our team to reach a wider network and provide a more
wholesome service to all water YPs in Ontario.
I will also continue to advocate for spreading YP activities and
influence to all students and YPs in Ontario, not only those in the
GTA and its surroundings. To that effect, I am hopeful that we will
have at least two more student chapters representing OWWA in
the near future.

In 5-10 Years?
That is a difficult question. Though I have some plans, I am a
strong believer in keeping an open mind and taking advantages
of challenges that come my way to create opportunities. I am not
afraid of trying new things or going to new places: at the end of the
day, life is a journey of learning. Having said that, I look forward to a
rewarding career in the water/wastewater industry as an engineer.
I seek to continue to be involved in OWWA, and other professional
and non-professional volunteer activities, as it adds remarkable value
to my professional life. My aim is to touch other people's lives in a
positive way.
Huda is an Engineering Intern at the Municipality of Chatham Kent
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Goals for This Term?
I hope to be able to share the goals and work of the YP community with as many YPs I can, and build interest. It is an amazing
group to join to network, develop skills and learn. I think that
sharing this message as far as we can, and building a strong
group, is something fantastic.
I love working with people, and hope to build some solid
professional relationships and networks both within the YP committee, and across the broader OWWA community.

In 5-10 Years?
Oh man - what a question! There are so many possible answers
to this. I adore my job, and the people I work with are fantastic. I
cannot say enough good things about GM BluePlan. I would love
to continue to develop both my water and wastewater knowledge, and continue to pursue a variety of different projects. I am
still developing my skill set, and exploring the different avenues
of consulting from modelling to detailed design and contract
administration.
I will continue to be involved in both OWWA and WEAO. I
believe strongly in lifelong learning, and want to continue to
challenge myself to learn new things, and take on new challenges.
There are hopefully exciting adventures in my future, and I hope
my professional life will include some as well.



Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018

The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
Ontario Provincial Standards are Made for Life in Ontario
QA/QC for the Operational Lab & Online Equipment
The Perils of Misreading and Misusing Standards
Control & Prevention of Disinfection By-product Formation
The Great Lakes Water Festival
Committee Reports
Certification Corner
OWWEA Member Listing
Index to Advertisers
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Intro
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - bellyband1
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - bellyband2
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - cover1
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - cover2
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 3
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - The OWWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - The OWWEA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 7
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Ontario Provincial Standards are Made for Life in Ontario
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 10
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 11
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - QA/QC for the Operational Lab & Online Equipment
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 14
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - The Perils of Misreading and Misusing Standards
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 17
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Control & Prevention of Disinfection By-product Formation
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 21
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - The Great Lakes Water Festival
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Committee Reports
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Certification Corner
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - OWWEA Member Listing
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Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 36
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - 37
Ontario Pipeline - Fall 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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