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Ari Copeland

Ari Copeland
  • Profession: Water and Wastewater Operations
  • Expertise: Inclusion & Equity; Fostering Collaboration; Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations.
  • Years Of Experience: 16+
  • Topics Covered: Leadership
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Ari Copeland, PO is an Operations Specialist at Black & Veatch Corporation. Ari also worked at the American Water Works Association as a Water Quality Engineer – working with volunteers to create webcasts, edit and provide AWWA’s manuals of practice and plan several of AWWA Conferences.

Ari is heavily involved as a volunteer with the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC); He is a board member of AWWA serving as a Director at Large (starting at ACE21) and sits on AWWA Diversity and Membership Inclusion Committee (DMIC). Ari is also a member of the Association of Minority Speakers. Ari is a dual-licensed water (FL, ABC) and wastewater operator (MO, FL) and holds a professional operator’s designation issues by ABC.

Ari enjoys water and wastewater treatment operations as well as talking about topics such as inclusion and equity – stressing how it benefits companies, industries and really everyone within the industries they serve.

Ari holds a bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA and holds a MS degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. Ari holds a certificate from the Yale School of Management on Fostering Inclusive and Diversity Experience.

Posts By: Ari Copeland

  1. Inclusion Can Start with You!

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