Welcome to the Engineering Committee

The Pacific Northwest Section (PNWS) of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) plays an important role in promoting public awareness of water infrastructure and supporting the technical and facility management needs of its members throughout western Idaho, Oregon and Washington. An integral part of the PNWS-AWWA, the Engineering Committee (EC) focuses in terms of knowledge, practices, people and procedures on the advances in planning, design, and delivery of water supply, infrastructure and treatment projects. The EC aligns with the Engineering and Construction Division of the Technical and Education Council of AWWA.

In carrying out its mission, the EC concentrates on education, training, and promotion of engineering through:

  • Annual conference technical sessions
  • Annual conference, jointly sponsored, pre-conference work sessions
  • Annual Excellence in Engineering awards
  • Engineers Week activity participation
  • Technical presentation and training at subsection schools and short schools
  • Training sessions throughout the year
  • Conducting tours of water infrastructure and construction sites

Officer Members

Joelle Bennett


Tualatin Valley Water District


Nick Augustus

Vice Chair

Tualatin Valley Water District


Taylor Stockton


RH2 Engineering


Doug Schlepp

Board Contact

RH2 Engineering


We are always looking for training and tour ideas. Please e-mail any of the committee officers (above) or join the next meeting. Meetings are typically the third Wednesday of the month at noon.

COMING SOON – Excellence in Engineering Award Nominations. The nomination window for the 2022 awards will open on September 1st. Come back soon for more information about how to submit your project for this prestigious award.