19th UK-IWA Young Water Professionals Conference
Four of our WISE CDT students recently attended the UK-IWA YWP Conference at Cranfield University from 16-18th April 2018. This year’s theme was ‘Towards a Resilient Water Future’ and allows young professionals working in water to network and share ideas with their peers. The three day event featured keynote talks by Anglian Water, Wood and the Environment Agency, as well as poster presentations, a career fair, and much more.
WISE students: Olivia Bailey (Bath), Dolorez Gonzales (Bath), Paul Wills (Exeter) and Aidan Barry (Bath) were also given the opportunity to present their own research via a mix of oral, poster and flash presentations, which were well received by all. In addition, water leaders shared their hopes for the future of the water sector including improving gender balance, increasing collaboration between researchers and industry and more subject experts. The conference was concluded with a very interesting and moving trip to Bletchley Park where students experienced how men and women worked together to break the Nazi codes of World War 2.