“To promote student interests and public awareness in the BC water and wastewater environment, with a focus on student leadership and recognition, professional development, and the exchange of knowledge”
From our guiding vision statement, UBC-BCWWA works to meet the following goals:
- Bring together a community of students who share an interest in water
- Connect students with professionals in the water industry
- Communicate academic research and issues to the public and water industry at large
- Facilitate the sharing of knowledge between members
Who We Are:
The UBC-BCWWA Student Chapter is a non-profit UBC AMS club run by student volunteers. Our members include undergraduate and graduate students largely from the Science and Engineering fields. However, we warmly welcome any student enthusiastic about water no matter their background as we recognize the importance of maintaining an interdisciplinary and diverse membership base.
Traditionally, our members have been primarily involved with drinking and wastewater, but we are also interested in water quality, treatment, stormwater management, distribution, watershed protection, and conservation, to name but a few of the many ways that our society intersects with water.
We are affiliated with our parent organization, the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), which represents over 4,700 members that work in the water industry throughout BC and the Yukon. BCWWA is our generous supporter and provides resources to connect our student members with theirs. This is partly accomplished through shared activities between us and BCWWA’s sponsored Young Professional’s Committee.
UBC-BCWWA has developed a governing constitution and set of bylaws that has allowed us to be officially recognized as an AMS club and obtain Student Chapter status with the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The club is led by an elected executive team, who are voted in each year at the Annual General Assembly (AGM) by all active members. The chapter and executive team is open to any UBC student from all years and backgrounds. Club members are strongly encouraged to take an active role in the club’s activities and suggest new opportunities for involvement.