The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

17th International Water Association Young Water Professionals Annual Conference

The International Water Association’s Young Water Professionals Conference is returning on 30th March – 1st April 2016 and registration is now open. This year, the conference will be hosted at the University of East Anglia, in the vibrant and historic city of Norwich, England.

The IWA YWP conference always has a keen focus on providing opportunities for young people to present their work. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in presenting at the conference, please visit this page for information on how to submit a paper for consideration. The event provides a unique opportunity for academics or young water professionals to make a real impact on a professional conference, and to promote their work to key people across the industry. Abstract submissions are now due 12 February 2016.

When: 30th March – 1st April 2016
Where: University of East Anglia; Norwich, England
How to RSVP: Click here for information on how to register

This conference offers those who have recently started their career in the water industry or people studying relevant topics at university, the opportunity to present their research/projects. Attendees include representatives from water companies, regulators, contractors and researchers.

Keynote speakers this year include Simon Morris from the engineering company CH2M Hill who will be discussing major infrastructure projects including the Thames Tideway scheme, Anglian Water’s Director of Water Services Paul Valleley, and Head of Environmental Sciences at the UEA Professor Kevin Hiscock.

There will be a strong focus on networking and personal development, with Institute of Water Board Members Ian Limb and Robin Price running a bespoke session for delegates on career development. Further information on speakers and some of the exciting social activities planned can be found in the programme. In addition to the conference itself, your ticket will include a drinks reception at The Assembly House, a city centre Gala Dinner, a chance to engage with employers at a Careers Forum, extensive networking opportunities and a tour of Heigham Water Treatment Works.