Connecting – Learning – Leading
9th International Young Water Professionals Conference
The International Young Water Professionals Conference brings together 300 water, environment and related young professionals from across the globeÂ and showcases how the young water professionals are making impact across the sector as well as offering capacity development and training sessions to further skill our future water leaders to tackle the demands from the water sector.
We would like to invite all young, inspiring water professionals to join us at the 9th International Young Water Professionals Conference (IYWPC). This conference will empower you to progress further in your water career. With a multi-disciplinary programme of technical sessions, workshops, soft skill development sessions, and networking events you will gain connections, develop yourself professionally and gain recognition for your contributions.
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 9th International Young Water Professionals Conference, to be held in Toronto.Â As the Chair of the IWA Emerging Water LeadersÂ Steering Committee 2016-2018 (representing the IWA Young Water Professionals), for the next 6 months,Â I would like to invite all of you to this International Conference which is designed to promote participation, foster networking, learning and knowledge exchange.
The event will empower all the Young Water Professionals as you are considered the #futurewaterleaders.
Young Water Professionals need to participate actively in our society to improve our own lives by representing and advocating about âWaterâ needs. IWA uses this conference as a vehicle to develop a multi-disciplinary network of #futurewaterleaders toÂ be put at the forefront of the decision-making and make an impact. This is a unique opportunity to provide your opinion, practice and to get empowered by your peers. Your contribution as the industryâs future leaders is crucial to shape the event.
I do not need to repeat the challenges we face â urbanisation, climate change, severe weather events, water scarcity, a lack of access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation and deteriorating eco-systems â but I do need to inform you is that WE are in a position to change the water sector, work towards integrated solutions across sectors and disciplines. We â Young Water Professionals â Â should find solutions to our most pressing water problems and this Conference is the right place to get started.
I am very happy to announce that preparations are underway and the Programme Committee is formed whilst the Joint and Local Organising Committees areÂ ensuring a great conference experience. Take advantage of a golden opportunity to learn about new industry trends and services and make an impact for your future. Join us on this journey to a sustainable water future at the next International Young Water Professionals Conference in Toronto, Canada 24-26 June 2019!
I personally look forward to see your submissions coming in from (call for paper open from April 2018 – October 2018) and meeting many interesting YWPs at the Conference, exchange ideas in a pleasant multicultural and fascinating city as Toronto.
Chair, IWA Emerging Water Leaders International Steering Committee
The Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee is a representative body of young members (35 and below) that will provide advice to the association about the appropriate ways to serve young professionals needs (eg. Networking, learning, professional development) and interest engage and contribute professionals in IWAâs current activities (programmes, conferences, and specialist groups) at national and international level.
“It was a grand mix of workshop (discussion), learning (skill development) and presentations (knowledge development) – a good mix of these are truly valuable for YWP”
“When Professor Ashley stopped me to say he loved my talk and I had valid points at the panel discussion!!! Wow!”
“The pre-conference day of activities. It really created a vibe that carried throughout the conference.”
For the IYWPC 2017 edition we delivered a series of pre-conference webinars to capacitate young water professionals to make the most of their submission to the conference. The webinars supported Abstract Writing, Full Paper Writing and Presentation Design, and Poster development and poster design.
Situated on the shores of Great Lake Ontario – the largest freshwater resource in the world –Â is Canadaâs largest city and a hub for business, entertainment, and world-class scientific research. Toronto is highly regarded as one of the most multi-cultural, diverse, and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
We partner with some of the water sector’s leading companies and organizations and work together for a better water future.
Our sponsors and partners benefit from a unique opportunity to connect with young professionals from within and outside the water sector.