Sunday, September 13, 2020

September Event

Women of Water Panel: Leading Women in the Water Industry

Do you ever wonder what some of the leading women in the water industry in the state of Utah do to advocate for themselves? Or if they have faced discrimination because of their gender?  And how they have dealt with it?

We are excited to invite a few women in the water industry for a panel discussion about career development, specifically geared to the women in the water industry.  Make sure to check them out below!

To join the virtual event, please use the link below.  

Meeting ID: 946 7015 4265


Dr. Erica Gaddis, Utah Division of Water Quality Director

Erica Brown Gaddis became the Director of the Utah Division of Water Quality in July 2017 after serving as Assistant Director for two years. Prior to joining UDEQ, Erica worked as a consultant with expertise in water resources and water quality. Erica holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science from Willamette University in Oregon; a MS from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Erica was born and raised in Utah and enjoys living and working in Utah with her husband and three sons.

Pamela Gill, Kearns Improvement District General Manager/CEO

Pamela Gill has been employed with Kearns Improvement District since 1986.  Prior to her appointment as General Manager, Ms. Gill served in different positions with the District. Gill serves as a Board of Trustee of the Utah Association of Special Districts and Chair of Convention Committee.  Ms. Gill serves as Chair Elect on the Board of the American Water Works Association, Intermountain Section and as a member of their Legislative Committee.  She also serves as Immediate Past President of the Women of Water Organization.mmMs. Gill has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Manager.mmMs. Gill is married, is the mother of three children and grandmother of thirteen.

Candice Hasenyager, Utah Division of Water Resources Deputy Director

Candice Hasenyager serves as the Deputy Director of the Utah Division of Water Resources where she oversees the day-to-day operations including the Planning and Development branch; Water Conservation and Education section; and is the Division’s legislative liaison. Candice has worked on water resource and planning projects for the last 13 years. Over her career, she has been involved in surface water modeling, hydrology studies, and municipal water demand projections. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering. 

Christina Osborn, J-U-B Engineers Project Manager

Christina is a project manager in J-U-B Engineer's Salt Lake City office where she has focused on water, wastewater, and reclaimed water planning and design.  Christina has worked at J-U-B for more than 13 years.  Prior to working at J-U-B, Christina served in the Peace Corp where she spend 27 months in the Dominican Republic designing and constructing a drinking water system, latrines, and a hygiene education campaign.  Christina is a registered professional engineer in the State of Utah and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Seattle University and the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She lives in Salt Lake City but is originally from Minnesota.  She is the founder of Women of Water and has served on its board since its inception.  She is also active in AWWA and WEAU.  

Libbie Linton, WesTech Assistant Unit Leader/Senior Process Engineer