Time management, you have more time than you think you do!

I have got this question in my life many times: “How do you find time for your studies, work, and kids?” And my answer is simple: Time Management. I finished my Ph.D. while working part-time, volunteering in three organizations, raising three kids, and on top of all these, going through a pandemic. Surprisingly, I finishedContinue reading “Time management, you have more time than you think you do!”

Graduate-level Teaching Practices to Improve Leadership Skills

           The term ‘leadership’ is often misunderstood by many. It is not just about guiding a team to the glory of success; it is also about setting clear and functional goals for the team (and for self) and working diligently to accomplish those goals by inspiring the team members. The inspiration does not necessarily need toContinue reading “Graduate-level Teaching Practices to Improve Leadership Skills”

Navigating professional conferences as a YP

Conferences are a large part of both the academic and professional worlds. Hosted by ‘professional associations’ such as AWWA, WEF, and local water groups, the goal of these events is to share ideas, knowledge, new technology, and experiences, to solve problems, address challenges, and make changes in the sector. They often offer continuing education creditsContinue reading “Navigating professional conferences as a YP”

Pacific Region: Conquering Mt. Doug

This was the first meet-up of Young Water Professionals and Enthusiasts on Vancouver Island! We had a wonderful time getting to know students and researchers in the water sphere. Of course everyone was well fed with snacks and drinks before successfully conquering Mt. Doug!!  Thanks to IWA-YWP and Dr.Kristian Dubrawski for sponsoring, and IWA-YWP PacificContinue reading “Pacific Region: Conquering Mt. Doug”

Building Bridges: Challenges for Water Supply Infrastructure

This March, our chapter hosted a joint panel event with IWA YWP Germany to discuss the current and future challenges for Water Supply Infrastructure in both countries. We heard from Dr. Cassivi, a sessional lecturer at the Université de Montreal, Canada, who works on drinking water supply and domestic hygiene in low-resource settings. The head ofContinue reading “Building Bridges: Challenges for Water Supply Infrastructure”

Community-based Water Management, with Dr.Yu Chen

On 1 December 2021, IWA-YWP Canada hosted Dr. Yu Chen from the Centre for Global Engineering at the University of Toronto in the webinar on ‘Community-based WaterManagement: A Reflective Commentary on the Metropolitan Area of Mexico City’.  Dr. Chen discussed the unique hydrological landscape of Mexico City and its peri-urban neighbourhoods as well as theContinue reading “Community-based Water Management, with Dr.Yu Chen”

Young Professionals Talk –  Branding Yourself with Dr. Ketan Marballi

On November 12, YWPs in Toronto had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Marballi, a Cellular and Structural Biology researcher turned Career Specialist. He shared tips on creating a personal and professional brand online, job seeking and career transitions. We also held a small quiz competition on what we learned. Congratulations to our Kahoot winners! AsContinue reading “Young Professionals Talk –  Branding Yourself with Dr. Ketan Marballi”

Lynn Valley and Rice Lake Hike (BC)

On October 23rd, IWA YWP in British Columbia partnered with the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) on a nature hike to Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge. It was a rainy Saturday with beautiful waterfalls, warm hot chocolate,  and great conversation. Follow us on LinkedIn and subscribe to our emails so that you don’t miss our next event.

Blue Drinks with CentrEau

IWA YWP Canada collaborated with CentrEau to host the first ‘Blue Drinks’ for 2021 on September 23rd. This was our first in-person social event in over a year! The event took place in 3 Quebec cities – Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke. Our Co-chair, Gamze Kirim, and Regional Director for Quebec, Alex Webb, introduced ourContinue reading “Blue Drinks with CentrEau”