IWA YWP UK Conference Cardiff 2020 (POSTPONED – Date Pending)

Local Organizer: Cardiff University, Welsh Water

The International Water Association (IWA) takes an active role in encouraging young professionals in the water industry through its Young Water Professionals (YWP) group. The IWA UK National Committee, together with the support of various sponsors, has developed an affordable and attractive event for young professionals within the water sector during the last 20 years. The 21st edition of the IWA YWP conference will be held in Cardiff in April 2020 with a focus on the ‘S’ word; exploring sustainability across the length and breadth of the water sector. The year 2020 will mark the ten year countdown towards the Sustainable Development Goals and over the course of the conference we will review the progress that has been made so far before understanding what action needs to be taken to achieve these goals. The conference will focus on delivering tools for cross-sector engagement and career development for water professionals, not only with plenary presentations but also with interactive workshops and discussions. We welcome representatives from water companies, regulators, contractors, supply chains and academia with a young mind and spirit.