Young Scientific Programme Committee
Call for young professionals to help develop the World Water Week in Stockholm: Young Scientific Programme Committee
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is seeking eight committed Young Water Professionals interested in providing support to the Scientific Programme Committee.
As one of the leading actors in the water sector, SIWI is interested in developing the future leaders of the water community. SIWI has organised the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition since 1997, and since 2008 the Young Water Professionals Seminar, convened together with the International Water Association, has been a steady feature during the World Water Week.
The initiative of a Young Scientific Programme Committee, which started in 2012, provides professionals at the start of their careers with an exciting opportunity to collaborate with top level scientist and water professionals in developing the programme of one of the most renowned water conferences, gaining increased visibility within the water community in the process. Meanwhile, the involvement of young professionals will provide the Scientific Programme Committee with youthful input and perspectives.
SIWI will provide each of the members of the Young Scientific Programme Committee with a full week complimentary registration to the World Water Week.
The tasks of the Young Scientific Programme Committee
From January 1, 2013 to February 15, 2013, the eight members of the Young Scientific Programme Committee will work together with the Scientific Programme Committee to screen and review the abstracts that have been received for each of the workshops. During the week, they will support the workshop rapporteur teams.
How to be part of this initiative
Those interested in being part of the Young Scientific Programme Committee should contact Mr. Adrián Puigarnau (
) with the following information:
•A copy of your resume
•A short paragraph (200 words maximum) explaining why you want to be part of the Young Water Professionals Scientific Programme Committee.
•The workshop of which you want to review abstracts (see the list of workshops planned)
•A letter of recommendation, preferably by your supervisor
To be eligible, candidates should be under 35 years of age. All self-nominations need to be received by 1 December 2012.
Since 1991, the World Water Week has been the leading annual focal point for the globe's water issues. Hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), the World Water Week provides a unique forum for exchange of views, experiences and practices between the scientific, business, policy and civic communities.
Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme to enable a deeper examination of a specific water related topic. The thematic scope for the World Water Week is formulated by its Scientific Programme Committee (SPC), which also sets the workshop topics, reviews and selects the submitted abstracts and develops the workshop programmes.
The theme for the 2013 World Water Week is Water Cooperation, which will allow for further advance future water cooperation and find solutions to the world's water related challenges www.worldwaterweek.org/yspc