Collaborators 2022

In the mission to build the future for the next generation, we stand stronger together. And when it comes to the worlds’ resources, the challenges are global – and with global challenges, global solutions are needed. That is why we connect our Next Generation Water Action Ambassadors with collaborators from all over the world. Universities, innovation centres, global corporations, decision makers and influencers – we create a platform for knowledge to be shared with our students and entrepreneurs to become the water leaders of our Next Generation.

Main Sponsors

Next Generation Water Action is made possible through strong partnerships with the Grundfos Foundation.

IWA Denmark is enabling a valuable continuation of the initiative into the IWA World Water Congress 2022 in Copenhagen by awarding winning teams scholarships to join the Congress.    

Main Partners

Our main partners build the foundation of our global Next Generation Water Action initiative. They provide the initiative with a strong global network and bring in the relevant expertise.

Challenge Partners

Based on their extensive water expertise, our challenge partners have formulated the 5 challenges for the Young Academics Track. The challenge partners provide guidance and sparring to the students on their journey of cracking the defined challenges.

University Partners

Next Generation participants come from leading global partner universities. The institutions further support the teams with academic supervision.

Denmark

India

Mexico

Kenya

South Korea

University Affiliates

Arun Kumar Jayakumar

Dr. M.G.R Educational and Research Institute
Professor

Dr. Pabel Cervantes

Tec de Monterrey
Professor & YWP

Dr. Njenga Mburu

DKUT
Professor

Vikas Kumar Srivastav

GITAM University
Professor

Raja Kumar Bollem

GITAM University
Professor

Raja Phani Pappu

GITAM University
Professor

Prof. John Mwangi Gathenya

JKUAT
Professor

Dong Seon Yoon

KAIST
Professor

Kaushik N.Ch.

BML Munjal University
Professor

Joseph Sang

JKUAT
Professor

Sylvia Murunga

JKUAT
Professor

Charles Cheruiyot

JKUAT
Professor

Challenge Representatives

Our Challenge Representatives not only represent our challenge partners, but further support our participating teams with their challenge-specific background, sparring and advice.  

BRUNO KIILERICH

Grundfos
Senior Specialist,
Waste Water

MARTIN LYNGSØ

Grundfos
Specialist,
Waste Water

EMORY LEE

Rambøll
Climate Adaptation & Resilience Lead

MARTIN ZOFFMANN

Rambøll Water
Communication Manager

HIMANSU PANDEY

NITI Aayog / ATAL Innovation Mission
Young Professional

DR. PENNAN CHINNASAMY

IIT Bombay
Director RuDRA Labs

Bente Højlund Hyldegaard

Region Zealand,
Special Consultant,
Contamination and Groundwater Protection

Minseo Ju

Ulsan International Development Cooperation Center,
Director

YWP National Representitives

The Young Water Professional National Representitives provide the primary thematic and technical mentorship for the student. With one representative in each country, they help the national teams by providing guidance and connecting them with other relevant mentors within their network.

FRANCISCA BRAGA

YWP Denmark
Research Assistant at VIA University College

Charity Supeyo

YWP Kenya
Corporate Affairs at Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd

YOUNGJIN KIM

YWP South Korea
Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering
Korea University

Aurora Pat Espadas

Chair IWA YWP Mexico
Researcher at Geological Institute
UNAM

DR. NITI JADEJA

YWP India
Emerging Water Leader IWA &
Researcher at ATREE

INÊS BREDA

Board member, IWA WYP Denmark, Emerging Water Leaders, IWA 

NADIA SCHOU VORNDRAN LUND

Board Member of IWA YWP Denmark & Industrial Postdoc at EnviDan A/S

Speakers

BJÖRGVIN HJARTARSON

MSc Eng Design and Innovation
Project Coordinator of NGWA

JACKIE STENSON

Director of practice of DTU Sustainable Leadership & Co-Founder of ESSMART

STINE FRØLUND

Team Leader & Environmental Coordinator

LIZBETH LARA

Sustainable Development Engineer Student
Community & Platform
Management Intern of NGWA

FLEMMING HEDEGAARD

Director of Technology Innovation
Grundfos

FRANCESCA O’HANLON

CEO & Founder of BlueTap

PABEL CERVANTES

Professor & YWP
Tec de Monterrey

MANON CHLOÉ VILLERS

Alumni
NGWA

MAUREEN MUTUNE

Alumni
NGWA

YEON KYOUNG KIM

Korea Development Institution School

HUNG SUCK PARK

University of Ulsan

BONG WON KANG

Gyeongju University

Danny Grydholt-Jantzen

Programme Manager
DTU Entrepreneurship

Sindhu Halemani Jagadeesha

Alumni
NGWA

Andreas S. Christensen

Student Assistant
DTU Skylab

Mentors

KUYLER DOYLE

Vice President, Head of New Product Planning at LEO Pharma

MIKAEL ØDUM

Multi-cultural Leadership
Project and Risk Management
INSEAD

EVA RIEDEL

Leader and Director of Board of Hellebro and head of Mandag Morgen Businesskvinder

ULLA RÖTTGER

Non executive director hos London Energy LtD

SARAH FREIESLEBEN


Senior IT Project Manager & Delivery Lead
Speaker, facilitator, coach, and consultant

MIKAEL SCHRØDER

Former CEO, making a MBA at CBS after retiring, Boardmember and Mentor

JIHYE KIM, Ph.D

Senior researcher
K-water institute

HOJUNG RHO, Ph.D.

Senior researcher
Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

DR. DEVENDRA SAROJ


Director of Research – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jury members

STEVE AHN

Former Director of Startup KAIST and K-School, KAIST

NADIA SCHOU VORNDRAN LUND

Board Member of IWA YWP Denmark & Industrial Postdoc at EnviDan A/S

HELLE KATRINE ANDERSEN

Chair IWA DK
Vicepresident DANVA


FLEMMING HEDEGAARD

Director of Technology Innovation
Grundfos

Aurora Pat Espadas

Representative of IWA Young Water Professionals
Researcher at Geological Institute

Clauc Helix-Nielsen

Head of Department & Professor
DTU Sustain

Bente Højlund Hyldegaard

Region Zealand,
Special Consultant,
Contamination and Groundwater Protection

Henrik Jannerup

Region Zealand,
Head of Department, Regional Development

Linda Weiß

DTU Skylab,
Sustainability Project Manager

Minseo Ju & Jungmin Bae

Ulsan International Development Cooperation Centre, Director & Program Manager

Charity Supeyo

Representative of IWA Young Water Professionals Corporate Affairs at Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Co. Ltd

Dongah Ko

Innovation Centre Denmark Seoul, Senior Science & Innovation Officer

Pradeep Singh

Representative of National Jal Jeevan Mission, Director

Dr. Pennan Chinnansamy

Representative of NITI Aayog, Assistant Professor at IIT Bombay

Dr. Niti Jadeja

Representative of IWA Young Water Professionals
Researcher at ATREE

Peter Steen Mikkelsen

Representative of DTU Sustain, Professor & Head of Outreach

Emory Lee

Representative of Rambøll, Climate Adaptation & Resilience Lead

Julie Conroy

Representative of Rambøll, Lead Planner

Francisca Braga

Representative of IWA Young Water Professionals
Research Assistant at VIA University College

Martin Lyngsø

Representative of Grundfos, Senior Water Treatment Specialist

Carolina Maria-Belen Velasco

Representative of Grundfos, Chief Entrepreneur

Volunteers

KONSTANTINOS ATHANASIOU

Environmental Engineer
External Volunteer Partner at NGWA

SANDRA CASTILLO

Biotechnology Engineer
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

MARCO DILLANES

Biotechnology Engineer
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

MARÍA SCHNEIDER

Civil Engineer
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

MARIO PENTA

Applied Chemistry Engineer
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

CHRISTY WONG KA YING

Environmental Management and Technology Engineer
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

PIOTR KARGUL

Urban Planner
Volunteer Partner at NGWA

Miguel Ángel Domínguez Vizcaíno

Biotechnology Engineering Student

Cristina Gabriela Espinosa Hernández

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Bernardo Herrera Paredes

Research Intern at DTU Food

Arantxa morell guerrero

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María Teresa Ahumada Ochoa

Bachelor in Biotechnology engineering at DTU

Rafael Emilio Altamirano Torres

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