Grundfos and IWA to give young water professionals a voice at the UN Water Conference

Interested parties have the chance to apply and become one of 12 young water professionals that can participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York.

Pump and water solutions company Grundfos has joined the International Water Association (IWA) in a partnership to mobilise 12 young water professionals from all over the world in a new initiative.

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The Youth Action for SDG 6 Fellowship is offering young professionals a chance to participate in the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference in New York and be part of discussions on the UN’s sustainable development goals.

“It is now time to find the 12 young water professionals and give them this unique experience and opportunity. This is a chance to think ahead and allow the next generation to meet and inspire world leaders as well as learn form and network with other professionals. These opportunities don’t occur often, so I do hope that a lot of young water professionals will apply,” said Grundfos chief operating officer, Ulrik Gernow.

Besides participating in the UN 2023 Water Conference, these young water professionals, who will be selected by IWA, will also be able to participate in a gathering at the Grundfos headquarters in Bjerringbro, Denmark, to present their key learnings from the water conference and engage in brainstorming sessions to support the development of the joint Grundfos-IWA publication.

The publication will focus on how the water sector can maximise the benefits of integrating young professionals to achieve sustainable development and will give insights into the critical role young people have in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Interested parties can apply on the IWA Website by the deadline of 25 Nov. Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old on the date of the UN 2023 Water Conference (22-24 March 2023).

Interested parties may apply on the IWA website by 25 Nov 2022