The International Young Water Professionals Conference

Following seven successful International Young Water Professional Conferences (IYWPC) in the UK, Netherlands, Singapore, USA, Australia, Hungary, Taiwan, the International Water Association (IWA) together with Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and the South African Young Water Professionals (YWP-ZA) will organise the 8th edition of the International Young Water Professional Conference on 10–13 December 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Dec 10, 2017 - Dec 13, 2017
Target groups: engineers, technicians, students, pupils, young professionals
Category: Conference


The International Young Water Professionals Conference brings together 450 water, environment and related young professionals from across the globe and showcases how the professionals are making impact across the sector as well as offering capacity development and training sessions to further skill our water leaders to tackle the demands from the water sector including wastewater treatment and water utility management.

Through the offering of technical paper sessions, topical workshops, soft skill learning sessions, networking opportunities and a career fair, the IYWPC will be the “Must Attend” event for young water professionals (YWPs), especially for those wishing to develop their career and progress further into the water sector.

With the conference theme Building Leaders & Making Impact, the conference will offer:

  • A technical programme
  • Networking events
  • Technical tours
  • Preconference webinars


Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street
8001 Cape Town
South Africa
Target language English


International Water Association IWA

Alliance House 12 Caxton Street

SW1H 0QS London

United Kingdom


+44 207 654 5500


+44 207 654 5555



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