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Women Leaders in WWM

Women Leaders in WWM:

In many countries around the globe, women tend to be the ones using and managing water in the home day to day. Water scarcity in developing countries like India that is already struggling to cope with rapid urbanization, economic constraints, and an insufficient water infrastructure. For the vast majority of households in India, women and girls are the primary providers, managers, and users of water.

Women are the primary drivers of a Family in India, and now taking Leadership roles in Industry and Administration. Involving women in major WWM projects is a common model for interventions in India due to its ability to build confidence and overall community resilience.

This International Conference has separate track to support Women Leadership in Water and Waste management. We seek to serve women working in all aspects of ONE water (drinking, waste, storm, and reuse), and Solid waste and Energy sectors.

Women in WWM’s mission is to empower women working in this industry by inviting them into a safe and comfortable environment to mentor and be mentored, develop a woman-to-woman support network, and engage in woman-centered educational and leadership development opportunities.

The goals of the Women leadership in WWM sector are:

  • 1) Female leadership in WWM sector
  • 2) Demonstrating significant impact in the WWM sector
  • 3) Inspiring participation of women in the industry
  • 4) Encouraging girl students in STEM courses and Environment careers.
  • 5) Community outreach programs targeting young girls/women

Speakers

Executive Director, Project Patient Care Naperville, USA Read More

City of East Moline, IL USA. Brianna’s thirst for acquiring… Read More

Gender and Social Equity Research AnalystWorld Resources Institute,USA Read More

Regional Manager Baxter & Woodman, Crystal Lake, USA Read More

Naperville, USA. Read More

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002, and served as District 6450 Governor 2012-2013.

Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents International Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations, and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian, and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and vie grandchildren.

Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey.  She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last five years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smartwater and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee, ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, and the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.

Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey.  She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last five years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smartwater and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee, ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, and the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.

Brianna Huber

Brianna's thirst for acquiring and sharing knowledge in conjunction with her adventurous spirit are the foundation and energy of her life journey.  She has worked in public health for 18 years; with the last five years spent as the Chemist and Assistant Department Head for the City of East Moline Water Filtration Plant. Brianna's overarching goal as a water professional is to #buildthefutureofwater. She achieves this goal by concentrating her energy on four important facets of the water industry: women in water, internships and mentoring, smartwater and analytics, and emergency management.

Brianna launched and is the Chair of the ISAWWA Women in Water Committee, ISAWWA Mentoring Committee, and the Upper Mississippi River Surface Water Suppliers Coalition, and a steering committee member of the USCG Area Maritime Security Council, the QC Community Awareness and Emergency Response Partnership, and the QC Public Information Officers Group. She is also a committee member of the AWWA Diversity & Member Inclusion Committee. Brianna is currently conducting international graduate research on women in water as well.

Brianna received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Augustana College, a Master of Science in Health Sciences from Western Illinois University, a certificate in Health Services Administration from Western Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics from Western Illinois University.

Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ayushi Trivedi is the Gender and Social Equity Research Analyst at the World Resources Institute. She supports  deep dive integration of gender and social equity in projects across the institute through quantitative and qualitative research. Her research includes exploring women's role in water management and infrastructure sectors, analyzing gender equality as a solution to water-related conflicts, and drafting guidelines for inclusive and equitable urban forestry for city governments.
Before joining WRI full time, Ayushi interned with them for a year while completing her M.A. in International Economics and International Development at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the University of London and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Delhi, India. She has interned with several government and non-government organizations in India, conducting field work and desk research on issues relating to gender, urban development, and employment generation. She is currently based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Ms. Carolyn Grieves, P.E is responsible for leading business development efforts throughout Chicago’s northwest suburbs for Baxter & Woodman.

Ms. Grieves joined Baxter & Woodman in 1996 and has held the positions of Senior Design Engineer, Project Manager, Client Manager, Water Department Manager, and Environmental Department Manager.

Throughout her career, she has served in both managerial and technical roles related to public works infrastructure projects. She is active in many industry organizations and is currently the ISAWWA Trustee at Large, chair of the ISAWWA Safety and Emergency Management Committee, and a member of the Water Efficiency Committee and the Water for People Committee.

Superior project execution and exceptional client service has made Carolyn a natural fit for this leadership position. In this role, she’ll be well positioned to share her skills in developing new business and building client relationships.

Ms. Grieves earned her Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champagne-Urbana. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.

Dr. Vani Dittakavi , Ph. D. School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
MS. Nagarjuna University specialized in Soil Microbiology.
A former Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Illinois and Rush University.
Published several articles in peer reviewed journals related to plant water relations, stress physiology, pharmacognosy and molecular biology.
Skilled volunteer at Morton Arboretum, Tree Physiology department, working on sap flow in trees.
Executive Director in Chicago Andhra Association a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Actively focusing in developmental projects of the organization in supplementing pure water and renovating schools in rural areas of the Andhra Pradesh State, India. Currently involved in welfare and women Empowerment projects for the low income and underprivileged.