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.

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

The IWA Young Water Professionals BeNeLux Conference provides unique networking opportunities by bringing together people from water-related research, industry and policy making backgrounds who all share a common interest in sustainable water use (policy). Besides the transfer of scientific research knowledge, the conference aims to be the place for all PhDs, post-docs, professors and professionals under 35 to interact and to create lasting bridges in the water sector. Furthermore, several keynote speakers from industry will be invited to discuss job opportunities and social and creative sessions will be organised to make the experience fun and rewarding.