YWP Get-Together | Next Generation Water Action: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

IWA Young Water Professionals YWP ; EWL ; Volunteering

Target Audience

IWA Young Water Professional members


We would like to invite IWA YWPs to participate at the next YWP’s Get-Together to share information about the Next Generation Water Action initiative and their experiences as water leaders.

IWA Young Water Professionals took an active part in this inspiring initiative, offering their support, not only on the organisational level, but also taking an active part in the Mentorship Programme, offering their expertise to their junior mentees. Having gained much valuable experience and observations, they would like to invite YWPs to get together, share their observations and gained perspectives, and see how collectively as IWA YWPs they can work together towards developing solutions to water challenges.

Technical University of Denmark’s Next Generation Water Action is an international initiative, which involves over a hundred of young professionals coming from academic and entrepreneurial backgrounds. 2021 has brought together participants from Kenya, Ghana, Republic of Korea, India, Mexico, and Denmark, who served as the Next Generation of Water Leaders. Bringing together their diverse talent and experience, they advanced on developing striking ideas in providing solutions to the most compelling challenges of sustainable water.

Learning Objectives

The aim of this YWP Get-Together is to share and encourage other IWA YWPs, who are potential researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs to take part in mentorship activities based on real challenges. In this Get-Together, YWPs will be able to:

  • Deeply understand their role, as students and experts, acting as connectors across generations
  • Conceive innovation as part of co-creation efforts
  • Understand that the design of local water solutions is based on global connections


IWA Young Water Professionals with Emerging Water Leaders (EWL) Steering Committee


  • Moderator - Ayman Saber: Researcher Fellow at Chinese Academy of science
  • Moderator - Emily Ryan: IWA EWL SC Member; Masters Student at TU Delft in Netherlands
  • Inês Breda: IWA EWL SC and YWPDK Member; Product & Process Manager at Silhorko/Eurowater A/S Treasurer in Denmark
  • Pabel Cervantes-Avilés: IWA EWL SC Member; Assistant Professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico
  • Niti Jadeja: IWA EWL SC Member; Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
  • Jacob Amengor: IWA EWL SC Member, Water Quality Supervisor at Ghana Water Company Limited in Ghana