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AWA Young Water Professionals


Build career-long industry connections 

The Young Water Professionals program empowers Australia’s young water professionals and emerging leaders to build water networks, grow their knowledge, and sharpen their leadership skills as committee members.  

With a focus on water professionals below the age of 35 or with less than 10 years of water experience, the program supports early career development for people working with water. 

AWA Young Water Professionals Mentoring Program
Mentoring Program

One of our most successful programs connecting experienced water professionals with YWPs.  Run locally, there were 144 mentoring pairs across Australia in 2020

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National Events

YWP events at Ozwaterand their own biennial conference, focus on water innovation, research and government collaboration. 

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AWA Young Water Professional of the Year National Events
AWA Young Water Professional of the Year Local Events
Local Networking

Get to know local water peers to exchange ideas, share resources, and be inspired to drive a sustainable water future. 

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YWP Branch Subcommittees

Connect with the YWP Subcommittee in your local Branch. 

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YWP of the Year

This annual award recognises the positive contributions and achievements of emerging water leaders. 

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Connect Online

Stay up to date by connecting with our social channels dedicated to young water professionals.  




YWP National Taskforce

This special advisory panel of YWP representatives supports the AWA Board to serve YWP members and develop emerging water leaders across Australia.