IWA’s Women in Water
IWA’s Women in Water Programme provides activities, services and initiatives which address identified needs for women professionals in the water industry. The programme focuses on the need to shift the water agenda from one based only on science, technology and engineering to one that also embraces education, equity and social issues more fully. In addition to engaging directly with women, the programme’s overarching objective is to make social sustainability an equally important part of sustainable water management solutions. By building bridges with other programmes within IWA, the Women in Water Programme aims to increase awareness of these issues within IWA and more broadly.
Women in Water will be participating in the IWA World Water Congress, Exhibition, sessions, workshops and young water professionals initiatives throughout the week.
For further information, please contact Chloe Menhinick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling senior managers for Utility Leaders Forum
Are you a managing director, chief executive or other senior executive working within a water utility? Be part of IWA’s engagement with senior utility executives and managers by attending the Utility Leaders Forum in Busan.
This forum brings water utility leaders together to share their knowledge of the latest trends, emerging issues, their own practical approaches, and to develop joint positions and policies on issues of concern. To give you the best chance to interact usefully with colleagues, there are only between 50 and 100 participants per forum. Participation is by invitation only.
If you want more information and/or would like to attend the Utility Leaders Forum that will take place in Busan, please contact Tom Williams at email@example.com.
Water professionals in low- and middle-income countries
By 2020, we want 50 per cent of our membership to come from low- and middle-income countries (LAMIC), by doing on-ground work with locals. The IWA World Water Congress is a chance for LAMIC water professionals and organisations to network and gain knowledge through the main technical programme and the Development Hub. LAMIC delegates can also attend the congress at a discounted rate.
The Development Hub gives organizations space to showcase their programmes, achievements, services and products focused on LAMIC. It will be an innovative environment—due to a greatly diverse mix of partners such as non-government, UN and donor agencies; businesses; and international research programmes—which goes well beyond established approaches for development.
There will be ‘dialogue sessions’ throughout the congress, and we invite you to organise and/or run one or more. For more information, contact Kirsten de Vette at firstname.lastname@example.org.