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!

September 23, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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 is the General Manager/CEO of Kearns Improvement District.  She has been with the District 34 years, serving in various positions throughout this time.  She is a proud member of Women of Water and has served as its Past President.  She has served on the AWWA Intermountain Section Board of Trustees and now serves on the Legislative Committee and is Chair of the Scholarship Committee.  She is honored to be the recipient of the 2020 AWWA George Warren Fuller Award.  She serves as a Trustee on the Utah Association of Special Districts Board and is Chair of the Convention Committee.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is a State of Utah Certified Public Manager.  She has 3 wonderful children and 5 amazing grandchildren.

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

Libbie is an Assistant Unit Leader and Senior Process Engineer at WesTech Engineering, Inc. in Salt Lake City. Libbie has been with WesTech for 10 years, where she has held previous titles of Research Engineer, Applications Engineer, and Product Group Leader of Membrane Filtration.  In her current role, she continues to work with membrane filtration as well as other technologies like disc filtration and ballasted flocculation. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Utah in Environmental Engineering. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biological Engineering from Utah State University, and is currently pursuing an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Utah.

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