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.
Thanks to all who attended the 12th Annual Plant Operations Seminar & Section meeting on November 14 at the Manor House in Mason. This year's Meet & Greet was a big success and an additional TWO contact hours! Great work Plant Operations Committee!!
Back By Popular Demand! The ever-popular 2-day Plant Operation's workshop featuring Rich Weigand will be held again in Dayton on November 20-21, 2013. See the flyer to left for details or register on line at the OWEA website. Remember class size is extremely limited so register early!
The Fall edition of the WAVE is now available. Check out the link to the left to get all the latest information about what is going in the Section!
Revised SWOWEA Rules & Regulations- were voted on and approved. The approved copy is in the download section to the left. The membership voted on the revised Rules and Regultions at the May Section Meeting.
Contact Hours! The SWOWEA tracks all contact hours that were obtained through the section. The list can be found under the links to the left. If you need to check on contact hours that were obtained through the OWEA, check the link on the OWEA website
Past Presidents! The annual Past President's luncheon will be held on December 13, 2013 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