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World water week 2017 in Sweden calls for young professionals

World water weekWorld Water Week 2017 in Stockholm

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) . In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week.

Since 1991, the World Water Week has been the leading annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week provides a unique forum for exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities. Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water related topic. The thematic scope for the World Water Week is formulated by its Scientific Programme Committee (SPC), which also sets the seminar topics, reviews and selects the submitted abstracts and develops the seminar programmes.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world. 

SIWI is seeking eight committed young water professionals to provide support to the World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee.
Joining the Young Scientific Programme Committee is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience.

Tasks of the Young Scientific Programme Committee

The nine members of the Young Scientific Programme Committee work together with the Scientific Programme Committee to develop the programme of the thematic seminars. Their tasks:

  • Screen and review abstracts received for each of the seminars (January to March)
  • Provide support to the planning of the seminar programme (April to August)
  • Support the seminar rapporteur teams
  • Join the Best Poster Award jury during World Water Week

SIWI’s commitment

As one of the leading actors in the water sector, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is committed to developing the future leaders of the water community. SIWI has organised the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition since 1997, and since 2008 the Young Water Professionals Seminar. Convened together with the International Water Association, both have been steady features during World Water Week.

The Young Scientific Programme Committee initiative, which started in 2011, provides professionals at the start of their careers with an exciting opportunity to collaborate with top level scientists and water professionals in developing the programme of one of the most renowned water conferences. Meanwhile, the involvement of young professionals will provide the Scientific Programme Committee with fresh input and perspectives.

SIWI will provide each of the YSPC members with a full week complimentary registration to the World Water Week. YSPC Terms of Reference can be found here.

How to be part of this initiative

Those interested in being part of the Young Scientific Programme Committee should contact adrian.puigarnau@siwi.org with the following information:

To be eligible, candidates should be under 35 years of age.

Picture credit: Stockholm International Water Institute

For more details visit here the world water week website