Andrea Putz - Nominee for Trustee - District 2
Andrea R. H. Putz is the Water Research Specialist for the City of Chicago Department of Water Management where she is lucky enough to spend her days working on her passions - drinking water treatment, water efficiency, and water meters. Andrea has been with the City of Chicago since 2004. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign she interned as an engineer trainee at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. After receiving her BS in Civil Engineering, she began her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin where she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, and Laboratory Manager while earning her Masters degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.
Andrea has been a member of AWWA for 14 years and is actively involved in local AWWA section activities including serving as Chair of the Young Professionals Steering Committee and as a member of the WATERCON Technical Program Committee. Andrea also served on the 2010 Annual Conference and Exhibition Local Planning Committee and the Water Trailer Committee. She is also a Project Advisory Committee member for the AWWA Research Foundation.
Andrea holds a Class A water supply operator certificate and an Engineer In Training certificate (wish her luck on getting her P.E. this spring!) in Illinois. She has presented papers at the annual Illinois Section AWWA conference, national AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition, Texas section AWWA meetings, and WEFTEC. Andrea has had her work published in Journal AWWA, Journal Environmental Engineering, and various conference proceedings.