Young Water Professionals.
In charge of the future water sector.

At the forefront of the design, development and implementation of current change processes,

IWA’s activities for Young Water Professionals aim to empower the next generation of water leaders.

Young Water Professionals

It is clear that the water sector should invest in recruitment, management and development of young staff, as well as put them at the forefront of design, development and implementation of current change processes. It is not a concern of the future, it is happening now!

IWA invests in Young Water Professionals, by empowering them within the association and the water sector. Young members will be able to build their career in this network, by connecting and contributing (work with peers internationally) to the water sector, and through this build their network, develop professionally, and gain profile.

How to Get Involved?

To take part in this global network and to contribute to shaping our water future, we encourage you to join:

Develop your professional network online, see who is part of the community, enter discussions, and see what engagement opportunities are there.

Join the local IWA YWP group to connect, and develop professional development activities. This is a great opportunity to start engaging in IWA’s network. Check the IWA Young Water Professionals Country Chapter Guidance.

Take part in Specialist Group related to your field and contribute to make a difference. Gain experience working internationally and connect with experts

Enter the IWA platform to enjoy learning opportunities provided by IWA and its network.

Meet the Emerging Water Leaders Steering committee

Representative body of young members (35 and below) that provides advice to the association about the appropriate ways to serve young professionals needs, support their empowerment and engage and contribute them in IWA’s current activities at national and international level

Arlinda Ibrahimllari
Arlinda Ibrahimllari
Chair IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee& Technical Director of the Sanitation Dept. - Korça Water Works Utility (UKKO) Albania
Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes
Lloyd Fisher-Jeffes
IWA Emerging Water leader & Stormwater Engineer, Aurecon
Thor Danielsen
Thor Danielsen
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Planner HOFOR A/S
Lisha Guo
Lisha Guo
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Postdoc Ryerson University
Annina Takala
Annina Takala
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Doctoral student at Tampere University of Technology Finland
John Fisher Sekabira
John Fisher Sekabira
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Digital Media Strategist NWSC Uganda
Xiaoyuan Zhang
Xiaoyuan Zhang
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Associate Professor Tsinghua University China
Rianna Gonzales
Rianna Gonzales
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Water Resources Agency, Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA), Trinidad & Tobago
Charity Supeyo
Charity Supeyo
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Corporate Affairs practioner Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company
Emily Ryan
Emily Ryan
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Graduate Engineer Sydney Water
Luke Dennis
Luke Dennis
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Northumbrian Water Ltd, United Kingdom & YWP Utility Segment Representative IWA Strategic Council
Randolf Webb
Randolf Webb
Xylem Inc. USA, YWP Other Segments on Strategic Council & IWA Emerging Water Leader
Javier Canto
Javier Canto
IWA Emerging Water Leader & PhD Hydraulics Mexico

Why Join?

In a world increasingly needing to bridge divides and break out of silos, the IWA is a cohesive network of water sector professionals who are creating impact to address global water challenges.

News

Young Water Professionals 

June 27, 2019
“For future water leaders to take advantage of the huge potential of digital technologies, they need to have a clear purpose – be it improving envir...
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June 27, 2019
As we move into a digital economy, we need young talent that can “lead people through this intimidating territory – the type of person that can create a vis...
May 27, 2019
Call for Nominations is open until 15 July 2019 The IWA Specialist Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering (MEWE) is now calling for nominations for t...
September 6, 2018
Jacob Amengor wins the 2018 IWA Young Water Professional Award The Hague, Netherlands, 6 September 2018. With an impressive and obviously passionate professiona...

Blog Posts

Latest opinions and insights relevant to the water sector

August 27, 2019
Being part of an IWA Specialist Group offers Young Water Professionals (YWP) the possibility to function in an environment they often do not come into contact w...
June 21, 2019
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June 18, 2019
Throughout my education, I’ve read frequent articles on cities pioneering sustainability approaches and practices – cities like Seattle, London, LA, Mel...
May 13, 2019
Photo: Jacob Amengor (second from left), after being awarded the 2018 IWA Young Water Professionals Award at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in To...