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2015 World Water Week -- Water for development

World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.

It is a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. Individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific workshops.

Call for young professionals to help develop the World Water Week in Stockholm

SIWI is seeking eight committed Young Water Professionals to provide support to the World Water Week’s Scientific Programme Committee.

Joining the Young Water Professionals Scientific Programme Committee is an opportunity for young professionals to expand their network and gain valuable experience.

Tasks of the Young Water Professionals Scientific Programme Committee

The eight members of the Young Scientific Programme Committee work together with the Scientific Programme Committee to develop the programme of the workshops. Their tasks:

  • Screen and review the abstracts received for each of the workshops (January to March)
  • Provide support to the planning of the workshop programme (April to August)
  • Support the workshop rapporteur teams and join the Best Poster Award jury during Wold Water Week

SIWI’s commitment

As one of the leading actors in the water sector, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is interested in 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 scientist 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. Unfortunately, SIWI would not be able to cover travel and accommodation costs.

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:

  • Resumé
  • Recommendation letter
  • Motivation letter (max. 200 words)
  • Which workshop you would like to be involved in. (see the list of workshops planned) – Read the workshop description here

To be eligible, candidates should be under 35 years of age. All self-nominations need to be received by 7 December 2014.

Applications of abstracts and event proposals are open till January 18, 2014.

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