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About the Summit

Designed by young water professionals, for young water professionals, the Young Water Leaders Summit (YWLS) aims to:

  • PROFILE the global water industry as an exciting and innovative sector
  • INSPIRE young water professionals with leadership potential to develop their careers in the water industry
  • CONNECT young water professionals with established business leaders, who serve as role models

YWLS 2014 gathered approximately 100 selected participants from over 30 countries and facilitated interactive discussion between young professionals and senior leaders.


Hear from YWLS 2014 participants

“The Young Water Leaders Summit in Singapore was my first exposure to other international water youth networks and really brought their activities, mandates, goals and objectives onto my radar. I was introduced to a new model of thinking about interrelated issues in water which addresses the positive and negative relationships between variables. I am convinced that I can translate that concept to some of the organisations I currently work with.”

Nora Hanke, Vice Chairperson of the South African Young Water Professionals


“Having spent time together with young professionals that are committed to make a positive change for this world is extremely encouraging for me. The connections that are being built now will translate to values of unimaginable degree in the future in terms of cooperation in managing water. “

Brian Seo, Youth Delegate to the World Water Council


“After spending months preparing for the Young Water Leader Summit, I was really anxious to see how the sessions would go and to meet with the people. I am very happy with the way the Summit went and to have met such amazing people, both among the participants and the organization team.”

Alix Lerebours, Founder of the Water Youth Network


Read more about YWLS 2014 here:

     Download the YWLS Outcome Document here

     Download Building The Future of Water article
     (YouthBeat, PURE Magazine)

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