Southern Nevada Water Authority created the Youth Advisory Council (YAC)
to gain a fresh perspective on water issues. The YAC provides opportunities for youth to participate in the planning, policy development, and evaluation of water conservation.
Local high school students meet monthly to research and discuss issues. The YAC organizes and implements a water-related project and make formal recommendations to the SNWA Board of Directors.
A new group of students is selected for the YAC each
year. Students from both public and private high schools are chosen based
on academic and leadership skills as well as an interest in environmental
issues. During the two-year tenure on the council, students receive a
condensed education on Southern Nevada water issues, including:
- An overview of water conservation, water resources and water quality
- Water history for Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Wash
- Tours of interesting sites, including the Springs Preserve, Las Vegas
Alfred Merritt Smith Water Treatment Facility and the Gardens
If you're a student and you're interested in joining,
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Youth Advisory Council - Leaders of Tomorrow
Composed of high school students from around the Las Vegas Valley, the Youth Advisory Council was created by the Southern Nevada Water Authority to gain a fresh perspective on water issues.