Present in Style: how to present your work

IWA Professional development

Target Audience

Everyone that is foreseeing giving a presentation


Sharing your work, experiences, findings and lessons learned in the water sector is crucial to advance water sector solutions. One way is by presenting your work, your research, your project at conferences. During this webinar experienced presenters (and award winners at other conferences) will guide participants to develop their story and messages, design their slides and prepare themselves to be on stage.

Learning Objectives

After this session, participants will:
– Understand how to decide on the key messages and storyline of your presentation;
– Be able to develop and design presentation slides that are supportive of delivering your key messages;
– Be able to design and structure a Technical Session presentation in powerpoint for the audience to which they present – order of content, set the context of your presentation, focus on key messages, design visuals that aid key messages;
– Be able to prepare for being the best on stage: the verbal presentation; how to deal with nerves, posture and practice;
– Understand how to deal with question, and more.


International Water Association


  • Mr James Workman - Founder of the water market design firm AquaShares Inc., author of the award-winning book Heart of Dryness, and founding editor of IWA's magazine, The Source
  • Ms. Suvritha Ramphal - Senior Research Analyst, JG Afrika and WASH Component coordinator, USAID Resilient Waters Program
  • Mr Glen Daigger - Professor of Engineering Practice, University of Michigan, IWA Board Member, IWA Past President
  • Mr Pabel Cervantes Avilés - Postdoctoral researcher at University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Mr Yang Villa - Senior Manager for Public-Private Partnerships, Metro Pacific Water, Philippines