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January 27, 2014

2014 Young Water Professionals: call for abstracts is now open

There’s only a week left until the call for abstracts for the forthcoming IWA UK Young Water Professionals Conference 2014 is closed so don’t miss this opportunity and submit your abstract today.

Building on the success of last year’s conference, the conference promises to be an excellent event not to be missed.

This year’s conference will take place at Manchester Business School on  23rd, 24th and 25th April 2014.

Showcasing the latest research and innovation from across the globe with a selection of young water professionals from both academia and industry it is certain to be both absorbing and enlightening.

The theme for the conference for 2014 will be ‘What is Smart?’ and will focus on getting the most from our water resources. The theme this year will centre around innovation and creativity covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including (but not exclusive to); customer service, delivery of contracts, communications, branding, regulating, impact of climate change, treatment processes, rising energy prices, leakage reduction, competition, flooding, , SuDS, energy capture, catchment, monitoring, partnership working, water scarcity, new systems. We welcome all submissions relevant to the theme including international studies and participants from overseas.


2014 Young Water Professionals Highlights:

  • Gala dinner in aid of WaterAid to be held at Manchester United Old Trafford Football Stadium
  • Careers forum allow the chance to meet potential future employers face to face
  • Industrial and cultural visits to top sites within Manchester


Do you want to present at the conference?

  • Are you under 35 years old, or have recently started a career in the water industry?
  • Do you work in a relevant water/ wastewater related industry or are you researching a relevant ‘theme related’ subject at university?

If the answer to all of the above is yes – call for abstracts is now open (closing on 31st January 2014) and we welcome presenters from a wide variety of industry/research fields, so follow this link for more information


There is a competition for best presentation and report. The winners will receive a range of prizes. Prizes from last year’s conference included;

  • Free place at the IWA publication workshop
  • 1 year membership with the Institute of Water
  • Invitation to awards dinner
  • IWA Book vouchers

Many thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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