Arup / Stockholm International Water Institute / Engineers Without Borders International

Innovations for the SDGs: The young professional’s role

Sunday 27 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of aspirational goals that will benefit humanity across the globe by the year 2030, which is a short 13 years from now.  If you are a young professional, now is the time to act.

Come Prepared to Participate – to Share – To Engage – To ACT!

Come join us for an interactive and participatory 90 minutes to explore what innovative young professionals are doing in water and wastewater treatment, through TED style talks.  Engage in Global Dialogue Sessions about what works and what doesn’t.  Come prepared to contribute and to advance issues that need real solutions!

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panelists and young professional representation in the session.


14.00 Welcome and Introduction by moderator
Eleanor Allen, CEO Water for People

14.05 Young Water Solutions – empowering young leaders
Antonella Vagliente, Young Water Solutions

14.15 New thinking
Catherine Wenger, Director, Arup

14.25 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Department of Water and Sanitation, South Africa (tbc)

14:35 Young Professionals’ views and ideas for achieving the 2030 Agenda
Janita Bartell, WaterSHED
Marten Susebeek, Co-founder, CEO, SUSTEQ

14.55 Group discussions

15.20 Reporting back  

15.25 Round up and closing remarks

15:30 End of session