Nikki Holloway, Beaver Water District | 2022 WWD Young Pros

May 5, 2022
Nikki Holloway is a lab supervisor for Beaver Creek Water District and thrives is the structured and controlled environment of water lab work.

Nikki Holloway spent some of her childhood without running water, which was a voluntary election by her family at the time. She said this time allowed her to connect more with nature and recognize the interconnectedness of water and the environment.

After an internship working in the laboratory at the Springfield, Missouri Water Treatment Plant, she fell in love with the work and pursued it in her studies and as a career. She also has participated in Top Ops, a quiz bowl for water professionals, and now is the coach of a team. 

Additional Resources


  • Intro | 0:00
  • Career path and why water | 1:06
  • Why lab work is so enticing | 1:52
  • Top Ops | 2:37
  • Memorable Top Ops moments and being a coach | 3:56
  • The influence of the Millennial Generation on the water workforce | 4:42
  • Making her lab more green and less wasteful | 6:08
  • Living without running water | 7:31
  • The value of mentorship | 10:53
  • How to cater to the next generation of water professionals | 13:24
  • Outro | 16:20

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