Co-Chairman - Programme Committee
Dear young and senior water professionals,
on behalf of IWA POLAND, I am very pleased to invite and encourage young water professionals to participate in the 1st Polish IWA Young Water Professionals Conference 2017 to be held in Cracow, Poland.
This YWP conference provides a unique platform to share information and experience and update your knowledge with the latest solutions developed by young professionals, as well as provide professional development through offering networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and overall experience in writing abstracts, presenting, and having opportunity to publish papers in scientific journals.
Young Water Professionals chapters (national groups of YWPs), conferences and activities are growing in Eastern Europe and we continue to build on this growth in Poland as well. As such, this conference will be a platform to share experiences and develop new Poland IWA YWP chapters that will support IWA’s YWP goal which is to attract new professionals to the water sector, and empower them, through networking, professional development and recognition, in order to fulfil their potential as future leaders in the water sector.
Cracow, the host city of the conference, is a great location to meet in September 2017. Poland namely sets a good example of how to efficiently and effectively spend EU Funds in the water and wastewater infrastructure. In addition, there are a lot of research groups in the Polish universities that have extensively focused their research on water and environment. Therefore, I am sure that the conference sessions and debates will be informative, intensive, active, and inspiring for further work.
I hope to see you in Cracow soon!
Prof. Jacek Mąkinia, IWA Fellow
Chairman – IWA POLAND
Gdańsk University of Technology