Call for Young Professionals to Help Develop World Water Week 2018

Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

SIWI is seeking nine committed young professionals to provide support to 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

How to be part of this initiative

Those interested in being part of the Young Scientific Programme Committee should contact [email protected] with the following information:

To be eligible, candidates should be under 35 years of age. All self-nominations need to be received by 3 December 2017.

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 World Water Week.
YSPC Terms of Reference can be found here


Each year World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water related topic. The thematic scope for 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. The theme for World Water Week 2018 is “Water, ecosystems and human development“.