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

How to Get Involved?

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

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.

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.

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