The Congress is a Place for Learning

Whether this is your first time at a Congress, or you have been around a few IWA Congresses, IWA wishes to provide its young water professionals with guidance to the congress’s learning and networking opportunities.

Emerging Water Leaders Forum

A stepping stone for the development of a Competency Agenda to guide the water sector.

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The Congress Programme

111 Young Water professional presenters (platform/ poster) registered
Young Water Professionals are organizing a Water Career Opportunities workshop

Overview of sessions with a special focus for Young Water Professionals, including Technical trainings (at extra cost), 6 soft skill learning sessions, a career development workshop, and the Emerging Water Leaders Forum.

Check out the recording of the Webinar:  Navigate the Congress and Exhibition
Organised by: IWA

Saturday and Sunday 08.30-17.00
1. Modelling Activated Sludge Plants

Sunday 08.30-15.30
1. Assessing Climate and Energy Performance of Water and Waste Water Utilities
2. River Modelling for Decision Makers
3. Reverse Osmosis Membrane Desalination
4. NRW Assessment and Management in Low and Middle Income Countries
5. Crisis Management at Water Utilities: Concept, Preparedness and Latest Technology Development in Decision Support System using Artificial Intelligence

12.30 – 14.30 Global Water Shapers: a Networking event to start the Congress
Organised by: IWA and IWC Location: Room 3/4

14.30 – 15.30 Make the most out of the Congress: First time Attendees
Organised by: IWA Location: Room 3/4

19.30 – 23.00 Informal Dinner (this is a dinner at your own cost (30AUD; 21Euro – for main course and desert, without drinks).
Sign up has passed, but contact Kirsten at WhatssApp (+31621541393 to check available seats)

Organised by: AWA and IWA YWPs Location: Pig n Whistle

09.45 – 10.30 Building Leadership in the Water Sector
Organised by: IWA and International WaterCentre
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

13.30 – 15.00 The Curious Power of Story: How to win friends, persuade heroes, and influence outcomes with narrative
Organised by: IWA and The Source Magazine
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

10.30 – 12.00 To Publish you Must Review: a how to discussion
Organised by: IWA and IWA Publishing
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

13.30 – 15.00 The Art of Scientific Publishing for Scholars
Organised by: IWA, UTM, IWA Publishing, and Water Research
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

15.30 – 17.30 Emerging Water Leaders Forum
Organised by: IWA Location: Room Sky room

09.45 – 10.30 Building Leadership in the Water Sector (REPETITION)
Organised by: IWA and International WaterCentre
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

13.30 – 15.00 How to Bring your Idea to the Market
Organised by: IWA Location: IWA Career Development Hub

15.30 – 17.00 Water Career Opportunities and Development
Organised by: IWA Location: Room S1

15.30 – 17.00 Sustainable Delta Game: Adaptation Pathway
Organised by: IWA and Deltares
Location: IWA Career Development Hub

13.30 – 15.00 How to Engage in the Water Sector
Organised by: IWA Location: IWA Career Development Hub

YWPs will rapporteur about the following themes

Water Scarcity and Drought

While increasing water scarcity and drought will continue to pose major challenges to society, managing these situations can be turned into a major opportunity for development, business and communities. This, however, requires leadership and a pro-active approach that engages a wide range of stakeholders throughout society.

Water Wise Cities

The “IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities” which define Sustainable Urban Water as: all urban waters used and managed by “Water Wise communities” in cities connected to their basins and built in a way that is sensitive to water issues so that short-term risks are minimised, long term resources are preserved, and liveability is increased through “Water Sensitive Urban Design” and access to all to “Regenerative Water Services”. IWA is now keen to develop how the Principles can guide cities in implementing the Paris agreement on climate and many of the SDGs through the water agenda.

Sustainable Development Goals

The new 2030 Agenda has water and sanitation at its core, with a dedicated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water and sanitation and clear linkages to Goals relating to health, food security, climate change, resiliency to disasters and ecosystems, among many others.

Questions?

Kirsten de Vette

Learning and Capacity Development Officer
For further information about what the YWP community does email Kirsten
For membership queries contact: members@iwahq.org

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