On Tuesday, 29 March 2022, IWA-YWP Canada hosted a Waterside Chat event with Dr. Wim Audenaert, CEO of AM-Team. Through an engaging and lively discussion with Dr. Audenaert, we spoke about his transition from researcher to entrepreneur and the life of an entrepreneur in the water sector. Dr. Audenaert also discussed how he and otherContinue reading “Waterside Chat with Dr. Wim Audenaert”
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”
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”
In our first waterside chat of 2022, we sit down with Miguel Castillo, a Site Superintendent at QM Environmental to discuss his passion for Bioengineering and some large-scale ecological projects that he has spearheaded and been involved in. During this session, Miguel talked about the importance of getting local communities involved in restoration projects. InContinue reading “Waterside Chat with Miguel Castillo”
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”
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”
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.
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”
IWA YWP Canada held a great waterside chat event today with Jaime Boutilier, P.ENG, PMP. Jaime shared her career path and experiences in the water sector with us and gave invaluable advice to YWPs. She emphasized the importance of volunteer work, management skills, communication skills, teamwork. planning & organization for the YWPs who are in their early career and how to improve thoseContinue reading “Waterside chat with Jaime Boutilier”
Our waterside chat with Dr. Elsayed Elbeshbishy was a resounding success! We had YWPs tuning in from Canada, the UK, and India. We are certain that everyone walked away with a renewed sense of purpose and enthusiasm! Here are a few pointers from his session that we enjoyed:-Have a positive outlook and don’t shy away from workingContinue reading “WaterSide Chat with Dr. Elbeshbishy”
Talking about the wastewater plant operation, Dr. Vanrolleghem insisted that there could be a mutation in microorganism that is likely to occur because of COVID-19 enigma surrounding the treatment process, and that the operator should be ready for the challenge. He laid stress on the digital transformation in the wastewater treatment plant where automation couldContinue reading “WaterSide Chat with Dr. Vanrolleghem”
We’re proud to have supported the 1st Virtual CAWQ conference in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic. It was a packed 2 day event with lots to learn and engage with. Our sincere congratulations to the technical presentation and raffle draw winners!
Digitalization is the driving medium of the globalization through encouraging innovation, and increasing interconnectedness. But how have the recent reforms in digitalization during the pandemic affected the water sector? Our panelists, Peter Vanrolleghem, Domenico Santoro, Art Umble and Mehran Andalib talked about their outlook on digitalization in the water sector and the role of statistical data in artificial intelligence platforms. OurContinue reading “Globalization Empowered by Digitalization”