September 7, 2022

Ramboll Water supporting Young Water Professionals

Young water professionals are the future of the water sector, and IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen is a golden opportunity for them to network across expertise areas and national borders. In support, Ramboll is hosting a YWP dinner on September 12.

To set the scene while waiting for IWA to get started, we gave the word to Ida Linde Hansen. Ida will be representing Ramboll during the congress and is also an active member of the Danish chapter of “Young Water Professionals”.
Just to get the basic facts, what is YWP?
YWP is a global network of young professionals working with water. The main goals of the network are to empower young specialists within the water sector to share their knowledge, expand their professional network, help young professionals across the globe to build their careers, make an impact as the future leaders, and develop professionally.
As a young water professional, what are you looking most forward to during IWA?
One of my highlights during the conference is the Emerging Water Leaders Forum on Tuesday. The topic of this year’s forum is Challenges in the Water Sector and How to Make an Impact as Young Water Professional (YWP), and the participants will discuss and design solutions to address big challenges in the water sector.
I am also looking forward to exploring all the different pavilions and stands in the exhibition area, which is publicly available for everyone also if you do not have a conference ticket, hear the keynote speakers, and of course the YWP Dinner on Monday evening here at Ramboll.
You are actually helping to facilitate the YWP dinner at Ramboll’s head office. What can attendees expect from the YWP dinner?
I’m so happy that Ramboll and YWP Denmark are hosting this event. You can easily get a bit lost at such a big conference where many thousand participants are expected to visit, but this is an exclusive event only for YWPs and an opportunity for meeting like-minded young professionals from all over the globe. It is a great foundation for the following congress days. We have planned different activities during the evening such as a water tasting and a pub quiz, and both IWA president Tom Mollenkopf and our own director Esther Bosman will give speeches.
Reach out to Ida if you are curious to know more about YWP and how to become a member. Click here to read more about the dinner and other Ramboll activities.