5th IWA Emerging Water Leaders Forum

Community Organizer: , IWA Young Water Professionals
  • Young Water Professionals
  • SDGs
  • Emerging Water Leaders Forum
  • Climate
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Programme Theme: Empowering Young Water Professionals to Champion the Course for a Water and Climate-Resilient Future

Agenda: download it here

The IWA Emerging Water Leaders Forum is an event which sets an open platform for young water professionals to connect with their peers from around the world. The Forum is a place to share professional experiences and highlight the critical responsibility of Young Water Professionals (YWPs) working on solutions for the future of water.

The global water sector faces unprecedented challenges, exacerbated by climate change, population growth, and urbanisation. To address these challenges effectively, it is crucial to empower and equip the next generation of water professionals with the knowledge, skills, and networks necessary to champion the course for a climate and water-resilient future.

The primary objective of the 2023 Emerging Water Leaders Forum is to empower young water professionals to become leaders in addressing the challenges posed by climate change and water scarcity. Through engaging sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities, participants will gain valuable insights and practical knowledge to contribute to a more sustainable and resilient water future.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Enhanced Knowledge: Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the water sector, particularly in the context of climate change.
  • Skill Development: Young professionals will acquire practical skills and tools that are essential for addressing water-related issues.
  • Networking: Participants will have the chance to build meaningful connections with peers, mentors, and potential collaborators.
  • Increased Engagement: The event aims to inspire young water professionals to actively engage in efforts to ensure a sustainable and resilient water future.

The forum is open to all YWPs registered and attending the 2023 IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali, Rwanda, 10-14 December 2023. More information will be added soon regarding the programme, activities and opportunities to engage in the Forum.

To request more information about the Forum and its technical content, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Isabela Espindola, IWA’s Membership Engagement Senior Officer, responsible for IWA’s Young Water Professionals community.

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Jacob Amengor
IWA Young Water Professionals Steering Committee Chair Ghana
Chataigne Djuma
IWA Young Water Professionals Steering Committee Congo (brazzaville)
Bénigne Mugwaneza Ishimwe
IWA Young Water Professionals Rwanda Chapter Rwanda
Chelsea Hayward
IWA Young Water Professionals Steering Committee Australia
Abdurrahman Aliyu
IWA Young Water Professionals Nigeria Chapter Nigeria
Mohamed Sylla
Cynthia Odili
IWA Young Water Professionals Nigeria Chapter Nigeria
Xorse Doe-Bansah
IWA Young Water Professionals Ghana Chapter Ghana
Hayat Haza
IWA Young Water Professionals Canada Chapter Canada
Isabela Espindola
IWA HQ Brazil