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IWA 15th UK National Young Water Professionals Conference 2014
IWA 15th UK National Young Water Professionals Conference 2014

International Water Association (IWA) UK 15th National Young Water Professionals Conference 2014

23rd, 24th and 25th April 2014

Showcasing the latest research and innovation from across the globe, this is a conference you should be sure not to miss; with a selection of young water professionals from both academia and industry it is certain to be both absorbing and enlightening.

The theme for the conference for 2014 will be 'What is Smart?' and will focus on getting the most from our water resources. The theme this year will centre around innovation and creativity covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including (but not exclusive to); customer service, delivery of contracts, communications, branding, regulating, impact of climate change, treatment processes, rising energy prices, leakage reduction, competition, flooding, , SuDS, energy capture, catchment, monitoring, partnership working, water scarcity, new systems. We welcome all submissions relevant to the theme including international studies and participants from overseas.

There is a competition for best presentation and report. The winners will receive a range of prizes. Prizes from last years conference included;

  • Free place at the IWA publication workshop
  • 1 year membership with the Institute of Water
  • Invitation to awards dinner
  • IWA Book vouchers



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Guidelines and Proposed Programme



2014 Young Water Professionals Highlights:

  • Gala dinner in aid of WaterAid to be held at Manchester United Old Trafford Football Stadium
  • Careers forum allow the chance to meet potential future employers face to face
  • Industrial and cultural visits to top sites within Manchester
Please Note: The Call For Abstracts is now closed


Accommodation and Transport

There is an extremely wide range of hotels and accommodation available in Manchester city centre, from sharing hostels to budget hotels to 5 star luxury. We have put together a list some affordable hotels within walking distance from the conference venue and there are also many more available. City centre hotel prices are subject to change and it is recommended that you book in advance to get the best price.

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Public transport links in Manchester are some of the best in the country with the Oxford road bus route being the busiest in Europe. There are Metrolink stops all around the city and you can always spot a taxi on the busy roads. If you choose to stay in a hotel further afield, it will still be easy to get to the conference venue. Below are some documents that will help you to get around the city and the university campus;

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