European Water Innovation Lab (WIL)

In April 2017 Olivia Bailey attended the European Water Innovation Lab (WIL) on the coast of the Netherlands. This inspirational workshop brought together 40 young professionals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. They were trained to think holistically, design innovatively, and communicate effectively across cultures – with the ambition to develop future water leaders. By uniting young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, WIL creates a platform to build new relationships in order to develop solutions to water problems across the globe. It was a rewarding week where Olivia was empowered to share her ideas, alongside the acquisition of new technical skills from others. Olivia said ‘I left WIL feeling inspired and motivated to continue my PhD research and I’m very excited for my future career in water’