Young Water Professionals. In charge of the future water sector.

At the forefront of the design, development and implementation of current change processes,

IWA’s activities for Young Water Professionals aim to empower the next generation of water leaders.

Young Water Professionals

It is clear that the water sector should invest in recruitment, management and development of young staff, as well as put them at the forefront of design, development and implementation of current change processes. It is not a concern of the future, it is happening now!

IWA invests in Young Water Professionals, by empowering them within the association and the water sector. Young members will be able to build their career in this network, by connecting and contributing (work with peers internationally) to the water sector, and through this build their network, develop professionally, and gain profile.

Why Join?

In a world increasingly needing to bridge divides and break out of silos, the IWA is a cohesive network of water sector professionals who are creating impact to address global water challenges.

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April 20, 2021
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How to Get Involved?

To take part in this global network and to contribute to shaping our water future, we encourage you to join:

Develop your professional network online, see who is part of the community, enter discussions, and see what engagement opportunities are there.

Join the local IWA YWP group to connect, and develop professional development activities. This is a great opportunity to start engaging in IWA’s network. Check the IWA Young Water Professionals Country Chapter Guidance.

Take part in Specialist Group related to your field and contribute to make a difference. Gain experience working internationally and connect with experts

Enter the IWA platform to enjoy learning opportunities provided by IWA and its network.

Meet the Emerging Water Leaders Steering Committee

The representative body of young members (35 and below) that provides advice to the association about the appropriate ways to serve young professionals needs, support their empowerment and engage and contribute them in IWA’s current activities at national and international level.

Emily Ryan
Emily Ryan
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Graduate Engineer Sydney Water
John Fisher Sekabira
John Fisher Sekabira
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Digital Media Strategist NWSC Uganda
Huijie Lu
Huijie Lu
IWA Emerging Water Leader & ZJU100 Young Professor
Liudmyla Odud
Liudmyla Odud
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Leading Engineer
Jacob Amengor
Jacob Amengor
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Assistant Water Quality Assurance Officer
Inês Breda
Inês Breda
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Product and Process Manager
Michel Caluwé
Michel Caluwé
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Expert
Emma Weisbord
Emma Weisbord
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Digital Water Consultant
Farokh Laqa Kakar
Farokh Laqa Kakar
IWA Emerging Water Leader& PhD Candidate
Hagimar von Ditfurth
Hagimar von Ditfurth
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Consultant, Researcher
Pabel Antonio Cervantes Aviles
Pabel Antonio Cervantes Aviles
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Assistant Professor
Niti B Jadeja
Niti B Jadeja
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Researcher
Lee-Ann Sade Modley
Lee-Ann Sade Modley
IWA Emerging Water Leader & Lecturer