Emerging Water Professionals Program

Emerging Water Professionals Program

The Emerging Water Professionals Program (EWPP) fosters education and innovation in water management by supporting the professional and personal development of future water leaders.

Launched in 2015 as part of the International Riversymposium, the EWPP is open to anyone who is within the first ten years of their career, and identifies as an emerging water professional – including postgraduate students and early career professionals. Participants from any related discipline are welcome, including science, policy, planning, community development, business, governance, aid, development and many more.

Highlights from 2017 EWPP

A tailored program of events for Emerging Water Professionals was implemented in conjunction with the 20th International Riversymposium and Environmental Flows Conference in September 2017. Thanks to funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), over 40 emerging professionals were able to take part in this program, which included multiple personal and professional development activities as well as the networking opportunities with peers and established water professionals.

EWPP Video  | Symposium summary by an EWPPReflections from 2017 EWPPs


More Opportunities

Are you in the early stages of your career in the rivers space? You might also be interested in our Emerging River Professional Award.

Are you interested in investing in the world’s future water leaders by sponsoring the Emerging Water Professionals Program?

EWPP participants gain:

Access to a cross-generational learning and development platform via the International Riversymposium

Advanced leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal skills

Opportunities to build international peer relationships among emerging water leaders and explore ways to support each other through their careers

Awareness of international perspectives and cross-cultural understanding

Exposure to a global community of practice of people seeking environmental, economic and development outcomes in an integrated and sustainable way, and

Networking opportunities with key high profile individuals from across all spheres of river and water management.