2nd Canadian IWA YWP Conference 2023



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2nd IWA YWP Conference Kick-Off

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An in-person event gathering passionate and enthusiastic young water professionals (under age 35) across the globe.

Hosted by and for young professionals and students, this conference will also help YWPs build skills and their professional network via technical sessions, poster competitions, workshops & networking sessions.


Authors will present their research, project, or industry’s recent findings during the technical sessions through 15 minutes of oral presentation followed by 5 minutes for Q & A. Day 2 of the conference will be dedicated to presentations from Latin American countries. Presentations can be delivered in English, French, or Spanish. However, abstracts should be submitted in English.


Authors will present their posters in a dedicated space at the conference venue. A poster session is going to be included to the conference program. Poster authors will also have the opportunity to compete in a 3-minute presentation on their work.


YWPs and Water experts are welcome to submit abstracts for workshops. Workshops can be a maximum length of 1 hour and must have an interactive component. Workshop topics should follow the general theme of the conference. Abstracts can be submitted in both English & French.


Gold Sponsors

Toronto Metropolitan University

Formerly named Ryerson University, Toronto Metropolitan University is dedicated to creating a culture of action. They believe that education and experience go hand-in-hand. What students learn in the classroom is enhanced by real-world knowledge through internships and co-ops or amplified through zone learning, specialized minors and graduate programs.

Brown and Caldwell

Brown and Caldwell is a different company, with an enviable culture centred around collaboration, teamwork, and fun. They strive to be the company of choice — to their clients and partners, who benefit from their passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to their employees, present and future, who share their commitment to client service and innovation. Their employees and clients choose Brown and Caldwell again and again because the experience of working with them and working for them is unlike any other.

Silver Sponsors

Metro Vancouver

Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one electoral area, and one treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.

Media Partners

Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine

Environmental Science & Engineering has covered Canada’s water, wastewater and environmental protection sectors since 1988. Their expert articles are “must-reading” for some 35,000 consulting, municipal and industrial engineers, contractors and key government technical staff across Canada. Articles are written by leading environmental companies, engineers and scientists and cover a wide range of environmental topics, with an emphasis on water and wastewater.


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