The Congress is a Place for Learning

Whether this is your first time at a Congress, or you have been around a few IWA Congresses, IWA wishes to provide its young water professionals with guidance to the congress’s learning and networking opportunities.

Emerging Water Leaders Forum

Join the Emerging Water Leaders in this forum to answer 3 big questions posed by the Keynotes of this Congress for 2030 and beyond. The forum will attract young and emerging water leaders from a multi-disciplinary background. Using teaching and applying techniques to break complex issues down in smaller components, you will practice your problem solving skills whilst developing answers to the questions posed by senior and experienced professionals.

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The Congress Programme

6 Young Water professionals are on the programme committee
7 Young Water Professionals are organizing the Emerging Water Leaders Forum and the Water Leaders Career Panel
Up to 30 Young Water professionals will rapporteur
Up to 20 Young Water professionals will act as co-chair
250 Young Water Professionals are registered (20 June 2018)
70 Young Water Professional Presenters are registered (20 June 2018)

08.30 – 11.30 IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee (2016-2018 leaders and 2018-2020 leaders only)

11.30-13.30 IWA Emerging Water Leaders meet the IWA Fellows Brunch (Member and Invite only; Contact Kirsten)

14.30 – 16.00 Make the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees
Organised by: IWA Location: Room 101

09.45-10.15 Meet the IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering committee – that represent the young members in IWA
Location: IWA Stand in Exhibition

10.30 – 15.00 Solving Complex Problems: A Toolkit
Target: Emerging Water Professionals (6 + years experience)
Organised by: IWA and Xylem
Location: Room 801

12.15-13.15 Engagement in IWA – How to get involved?
Location: IWA Stand in Exhibition

15.45 – 17.15 Publish in Style, A How To for Authors
Target: Students, young researchers
Organised by: IWA and IWA Publishing
Location: Room 801

18.00 – 21.00 Informal Dinner (this is a dinner at your own cost) organised by Japanese YWP chapter.
Sign up now to secure a seat

10.30 – 12.00  Water Communications – Fake news
Target: 6+ years experience
Organised by: IWA Public Relations and Communications Specialist Group
Location: Room 801

10.30 – 12.00 Challenging Young Leaders to Invent Future Water Policy ( part 1)
Organised by: IWA fellows and IWA Emerging Water Leaders
Location: Room 801

13.10 – 13.20 IWA YWP Pitch: Basins and Cities and the lessons that need to be learnt
Lloyd Fisher Jeffes, Cape Town, South Africa
Location: IWA Pavilion 

13.30 – 15.00 Challenging Young Leaders to Invent Future Water Policy ( part 2)
Organised by: IWA fellows and IWA Emerging Water Leaders
Location: Room 801

15.45 – 17.15 Water Leaders Career Panel 
Organised by: IWA Emerging Water Leaders
Location: Room 801

10.30 – 12.00 Emerging Water Leaders Forum Part 1
Organised by: IWA Emerging Water Leaders
Location: Room 101

12:15 – 12.30 Get involved in the IWA Young Water Professionals Community
Kirsten de Vette, IWA
Location: IWA Pavilion

12.30-12.50 World of Opportunities: Learn more about IWA
Mai Ramos and Kala Vairavamoorthy, IWA
Location: IWA Pavilion

12.50 – 13.oo IWA YWP Pitch: Urban Water Lab
Trine Munk, Ramboll, Denmark
Location: IWA Pavilion (Exhibition Area)

13.30 – 15.00 Emerging Water Leaders Forum Part 2
Organised by: IWA Emerging Water Leaders
Location: Room 101

Calling IWA Rapporteurs for the Congress

As a Rapporteur, you will work in a team of up to ten YWPs be assigned to a few of plenary, technical / workshop session, exhibitors, forums, business forums fitting three focus areas: Digital Water, Climate Resilience and Healthy Liveable Cities. You will be provided with guidelines, and support to grasp the key messages and content IWA wishes to share with the world.

Want to get involved or have questions?

Kirsten de Vette

Learning and Capacity Development Officer
For further information about what the YWP community does email Kirsten
For membership queries contact:

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