25th IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference

Local Organizer: IWA UK Committee; Institute of Water
Community Organizer: , Young Water Professionals

Since 2000, the IWA UK Committee, a sub-committee of the Institute of Water (IWater), has developed events for young professionals within the water sector with support from IWater and sponsors.

The 25th IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference will be held this summer at the Park Inn by Radisson, in the heart of Manchester city centre. The first industrialised city in the world with strong pioneering character and architecture, Manchester provides a perfect location for our 2 days of events and networking.

At this event, representatives from water companies, regulators, contractors, supply chain and academia will be welcomed to participate in cross-field engagement, career development sessions, inspiring keynotes and plenty of opportunities to participate.

This event is aimed at:

  • Those new to the industry (within the last 10 years) regardless of age
  • Young Water Professionals looking to progress in their career
  • Those interested in gaining wider industry knowledge

The event will provide the opportunity to:

  • Network with industry colleagues over 3 days of activities;
  • Attend a choice of workshops;
  • “Meet the Leaders” in small-group networking sessions with senior industry leaders;
  • Hear inspiring Keynotes from senior industry leaders;
  • Gain wider industry knowledge via our Young Water Professional Speaker and Poster presentation competitions;
  • Strengthen your new connections in our evening socials (including a gala dinner and one event TBC);
  • Attend one of our site visits to find out more about parts of the water industry that you may not know about;


  • Young Water Proffesionals
  • Innovation
  • Water Industry
  • Networking

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Amal Sarfraz
n/a United Kingdom
Bethany Lawrie
United Utilities United Kingdom
Darryl Croxford
n/a United Kingdom
Desislava Davidkova
The Coal Authority United Kingdom
Desislava Mihova
WSP United Kingdom
Ellie Johnstone
n/a United Kingdom
Erin Thompson
n/a United Kingdom
Eva Dewsbury
n/a United Kingdom
Grace Hemsworth
Isle Utilities United Kingdom
Francis Sankah
Cranfield University United Kingdom
Eve Oakley
n/a United Kingdom
Hannah Forrest
Business Stream United Kingdom
Lucy Somekh
n/a United Kingdom
Mary-Anne Kilroe
IWater United Kingdom
Megan Smith
United Utilities United Kingdom
Michelle Lim
SouthWestSensor Ltd. United Kingdom
Micheala Chan
n/a United Kingdom
Natalie Lamb
IWA YWP UK Chapter United Kingdom
Oli Perkins
IWater United Kingdom
Precious Ola
Binnies United Kingdom
Steven Lee
IWater United Kingdom