IWA Empowers YWP's to become Future Water Leaders
IWA offers practical & effective tools to develop YWPs' careers. Besides building a professional network, belonging to a professional association provides you with the opportunity to contribute to the water sector, gain access to professional development opportunities and be recognised for your achievements.
Contribute to the Association’s activities
♦ Contribute to the sector’s knowledge and influence decision making — Join our Specialist Groups
♦ Contribute to specific thematic issues — Participate in IWA Programmes
♦ Contribute to organise IWA Events — General or specially for YWPs.
Professional development opportunities
♦ Meet your prospective mentors amongst our exceptional Senior Professionals —build a relationship & receive advice through our Mentoring Programme. For more information Contact Kirsten, our YWP Coordinator.
♦ Connect with Water Sector Organisations through our Corporate Members.
♦ Access to My Career Website — Find vacancies, internships and more opportunities.
♦ Attend our Workshops on Skills Development —Review the upcoming IWA YWP Events.
♦ Read the World of Opportunities Career Book —For more information about Professional Development Opportunities, this unique publication aims to provide valuable information for those making early career decisions. The booklet reaches 2500 young water professionals through distributions at events, and online through IWA publishing’s career pages and IWA’s Young Water Professionals website.
Recognises Active Engagement & Achievements
YWPs that are actively involved in the association will be rewarded as their efforts will be prominently displayed through our website, news articles and social media. Therefore, make sure you join Specialist groups, support YWP Events, Programmes and Chapters, and actively promote other YWPs to participate and share your experience.
To recognize our exceptional YWPs, IWA has instituted a Biennial Young Water Professionals Award to recognize the next generation of water leaders. Read all about the award, eligibility criteria, procedures and all our current award winners' experiences on the YWP Award page.