IWA YWP Get-Together

IWA Young Water Professionals SDG; Leadership ; YWP ; EWL

Target Audience

The first IWA Online Get-Together is reserved for IWA young water professional members only - representing various disciplines across the water sector, who have an interest in the Sustainable Development Goals, want to gain a broader strategic perspective, and or want to understand how they can relate their work to the SDGs.


The current pandemic health situation has caused multiple challenges for all. With the water sector being essential services around the Globe, us who work with passion in this industry we have been and are facing extraordinary workload as well as new professional impulses and special life situations. This feeds into new forms of work and of meeting each other for social life and professional contacts.

The IWA Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee invites the IWA Young Water Professional community to meet online in a formal/ informal Get-Together. This is a unique opportunity to gather as a group, meet your peers, make new friends, and talk on the topics we are all passionate about: a water-wise world!

In this upcoming IWA YWP Get-Together, young and emerging water leaders will discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This is a broad and important topic – share your point of view and your experience. How do you contribute, what would you like to learn from your water friends here?

Learning Objectives

During this session, participants will gain a better understanding of:

• IWA Sustainable Development Goals Task Force – engagement perspectives and current activities
• Man City Partnership, engagement possibilities, and ideas on setting up initiatives to accelerate the SDGs
• How to cultivate collaborative innovations on Isle’s Water Action Platform


IWA Emerging Water Leaders (EWL) Steering Committee


  • Moderator: Emily Ryan – A Graduate Engineer at Sydney Water in Australia (Secretary EWL Steering Committee)
  • Moderator: Arlinda Ibrahimllari – Senior Project Manager at UKKO JSC in Albania (Chair EWL Steering committee)
  • Charity Supeyo – Public Relations Practitioner at Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company in Kenya
  • Kathryn Silvester – Senior Planner at Sydney Water in Australia
  • Randolf Webb – Director at Global Partnerships & Branding - Xylem Inc. in Switzerland
  • Yang Villa – Head of the Isle Utilities Asia-Pacific in Philippines