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18th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference

A Water World without Boundaries

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Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th April 2017


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East Building, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

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The programme of UK-YWP intends to develop and solidify a much-needed network of opportunities, ideas, skills and best practices by delivering tools for cross-field engagement and career development for water professionals. In adition to the usual inspiring keynotes and young speakers, flash presentations (1 minute) and round-table discussions there will be a carefully prepared suite of workshops that will increase the interaction between the participants.


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Call for Abstracts - EXTENDED!

We welcome abstracts on any topic related to promoting a water world without boundaries for accessible, efficient and sustainable water management practices for all. This may include identifying or solving challenges for:
o   Provision of safe drinking water and water sanitation and hygiene
o   water management at local, regional, national or international level
o   establishing funding, policy and/or regulation instruments
o   cross-sectorial partnerships (incl. public-private partnership models)
o   capacity development and knowledge sharing in the water sector
o  public outreach and dissemination strategies of water problems
o   approaches for addressing the water-food-energy nexus
o   inclusion of social, cultural and behavioural aspects for more sustainable water practices.

Abstracts must be maximum one A4 page and follow IWA publication guidelines. There will be many opportunities for disseminating your work through platform presentations (15 minutes including Q&A), flash presentations (1 minute) and poster or poster presentation alone. All types of contributions will be evaluated with the same abstract template. If you wish to apply for only one, please indicate this upon submission. Selected works will have the opportunity to be submitted to Water Science & Technology. Please, send your abstracts by 29 January 2017 indicating the preferred type of presentation (platform, flash and/or poster) to


Standard registration, including a dinner at an affordable fee is open until 3rd April 2017. Please choose below:

o   Standard fee (£100)

o   Student or IWA Member* (£75)

*Your student or IWA member number is requested during registration.

Key Dates

o   Call for abstracts: 3 October 2016
o   Registration open: November 2016
o   Deadline for Abstract submission: 29 January 2017 - EXTENDED!
o   Notification of acceptance: 10 February 2017
o   Submission of outline-papers and presentations: 5 April 2017
o   Conference: 10-12 April 2017

Preliminary Programme

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Increase your company’s exposure and gain increased visibility among water professionals at UK-YWP. We offer a variety of options based on exposure level and budget. Check our sponsorship prospectus and contact us for further information.

Travel and Accommodation Information

The University of Bath is located at the southeast edge of Bath. Regular bus services (U1 and U18) link the city centre and the University. There are other travel methods.

Bath is a very popular city to visit and offers a wide range of accommodation. Visit Bath has a good selection of hotels and guest houses. We advise you to book early.