Welcome to the Southwest Section of the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA)! OWEA is a non-profit, wastewater related organization with nearly 2000 members dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our most precious natural resource ... WATER.
Founded in 1926, OWEA has grown to meet the challenges of our ever-changing environment. OWEA is one of the early members of the Water Environment Federation, an international federation of member associations with over 35,000 members worldwide and 81 affiliated Member Associations. WEF represents an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world. As a member of WEF, OWEA enjoys the benefits of all the resources and relationships of an international organization and proudly work to achieve the mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.
OWEA is divided into four Sections, each having its own governing structure. These sections, which generally consist of the four corners of the state, allow these areas further involvement with the affairs of their particular region, and offer members an opportunity to participate in our Association without extensive travel. This also offers members the ability to work closely with others in our profession, offer peer support, discuss problems and arrive at appropriate solutions.
Our members consist of Scientists and Laboratory Specialists, Engineers, Treatment Plant and Collection Systems Personnel, Manufacturer's Representatives, Educators, Students, and Regulators. We work through committees and publications.
Young Professionals! Meet the SWOWEA Executive Committee for Happy Hour on May 15, 2013 at The Silver Spring House! This event starts at 4:30 pm. For more details contact Kelly.Kuhbander@strand.com or Jason.Lee@arcadis-us.com.
The next Section Meeting is scheduled for May 16, 2013 in Warren County. See the flyer to the left for details and register on line at OWEA website.
The always popular Plant Operations Seminar is coming up on June 6, 2013 at the Greene County Media Room in Xenia. Young's Dairy will once again be providing the lunch and afternoon break! See the flyer to the left for details and register on line at OWEA website
Past Presidents! The annual Past President's luncheon was held on December 14, 2012 at Parmizzano's in the Dayton Marriott. Pictured below are the presidents that attended the 2012 luncheon. See how many you can name in the picture below! They are the ones to thank for the strong organization we are today. The SW Executive Committee appreciates these past presidents for laying the groundwork to develop a strong section with competent leaders!
Pictured below are: Standing: Chuck Lenhart, Dave Reimer, Dan Martin, Steve Morrison, Carl Gatton, Kathy Cook, Don Cuthbert, Dan Leavitt, Debbie Schafer, Dave Hill, Jeff Olsen, Jane Winkler, Charlie Moore, Ernie Stickler and Lynn Marshall; Kneeling: Steve Laffel, and Mark Livengood