Towards the 2022 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

11-15 September 2022
Copenhagen

Next Generation by DTU focuses on bringing youth representation to high-level international events and summits, focusing on sustainability.

This year, we have partnered with the International Water Association to elevate the Next Generation Water Action to the 2022 World Water Congress

International Water Association World Water Congress gathers over 10,000 leading water professionals and companies convened by the International Water Association in a global event covering the entire water cycle.

During this 6 days event, thought-leaders, decision-makers, leading researchers and business representatives from within and outside the water sector will focus on water solutions to shape our water future.

Meet us at IWA WWC&E 2022

Find us in the exhibition hall

We will be present at several stands in the exhibition hall during the congress where it will be possible to learn more about NGWA and meet projects and startups that our delegation members bring to the congress.

THU 8 SEP 17:30-21:00

DTU Skylab, Lyngby,
Next Generation Water Action Tech Bazar & Reception

Join us to kick-start the forthcoming IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2022 with an evening of networking and celebration with our partners and delegation of 50+ young international students, academics and entrepreneurs from Mexico, Kenya, India, Korea and Denmark who have been involved in a cross-sectorial innovation journey since 2021.

The day will end with a reception in your honour where we combine an evening of:

  • Short inspirational talks outlining diverse perspectives on the role of partnerships and the next generation in accelerating Water for Smart Liveable Cities.
  • Unique opportunities to connect with international partners and 50+ young passionate professionals, tech start-ups and winning university student teams from Denmark, Kenya, Mexico, India and Korea, who will be showcasing their solutions to water challenges. 
  • Provoking conversations around sustainable foods and drinks by engaging our startup community in providing snacks and drinks during the reception.
(CEST)
16:45(Optional) free shuttle bus from Copenhagen Central to DTU Skylab
17:30Start-up Tech Bazar & Drinks
Explore the bazar of early stage technology start-ups and student teams bringing innovative solutions towards Water for Smart Liveable Cities
18:00Talks by partners and VIP speakers
Line-up of short talks and experiences facilitated from DTU Skylab´s central stage.
18:45Start-up Tech Bazar & Drinks
Continued networking with the start-ups, participants of the Next Generation Water Action initiative, invited guests from industry, academia, cities and organizations. Drink and light servings.
21:00End of program
(Optional) return to Copenhagen Central by free shuttle bus provided from venue

KARIN POULSEN

Director of Dept.,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

IVER HØJ NIELSEN

Head of P4G DK,
State of Green Denmark

FRANCISCA SOUSA BRAGA

Secretary,
IWA YWP Denmark

MORTEN RIIS

Group Director,
Grundfos Holding A/S

Mogens G Nielsen

Ramboll Foundation

HENRIK JANNERUP

Head of Department,
Region Zealand

MON 12 SEP 10:30-12:00

Session C1, IWA World Water Congress
Workshop: What is the “World’s Best News” in 2030?

Chairs: DTU Skylab, DTU Sustain, IWA & IWA Young Water Professionals,
ICDK Bangalore


Join a facilitated innovation workshop to discuss, co-create and share ideas on what solutions will make the headlines in 2030 for their impact on transforming future cities.

Participants are invited to jointly create visionary ambitions together with international young and experienced individuals from academia and start-up environments in India, Korea, Mexico, Denmark and Kenya.

We promise a creative, engaging and visionary session, a hands-on experience with innovation tools used by DTU Skylab – the hub for innovation and entrepreneurship at DTU, and connections to the international youth delegation that is part of NGWA

WED 14 SEP 15:30-17:00

Pavilion of Denmark, IWA World Water Congress
Pitch & Panel session: The future of water by young academics & entrepreneurs

Be inspired by 14 ideas targeting the future of the water sector pitched by selected startups and finalist student teams from Mexico, Korea, India, Denmark and Kenya. Opportunity to connect and offer your mentorship.

You can read more about the participating teams further down the page.

More information coming soon

Panel members

CAROL OLALE

Senior Commercial Advisor,
Trade Council of Denmark in Sub-Saharan Africa

ESTHER BOSMAN

Managing Director,
Rambøll Water

CLAUS HÉLIX-NIELSEN

Head of Department & Professor,
DTU Sustain

FLEMMING HEDEGAARD

Director of Technology Innovation,
Grundfos

The NGWA delegation to IWA WWC&E 2022

Young Academics

8 teams from our 2021 and 2022 innovation programme have won the opportunity to bring their perspectives and ideas to IWA WWC&E 2022 together with their partners. Read more about the teams and their solutions by clicking below links.

2021

Ekatvam

Chromium Recovery

2022

Young Entrepreneurs

6 early-stage startups have been recruited from Denmark, Kenya and India based on their ability and motivation to deliver diverse and innovative solutions targeting the water sector. Learn more about the start-ups and entrepreneurs below who you will have a chance to meet when they join us in Copenhagen.

Learn more about the start-ups and entrepreneurs who you will have a chance to meet when they join us at the summit in Copenhagen.

2021

2022

IWA Young Water Professionals

FRANCISCA BRAGA

YWP Denmark
Research Assistant at VIA University College

INÊS BREDA

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

CHARITY SUPEYO

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

AURORA PAT ESPADAS

Chair IWA YWP Mexico
Researcher at Geological Institute
UNAM

JUNGBIN KIM 

YWP Korea & Postdoctoral Researcher at Korea University

DR. NITI JADEJA

YWP India
Emerging Water Leader IWA &
Researcher at ATREE

University representatives

PABEL CERVANTES

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico,
Professor & YWP

DIANA GARCÍA-CEJUDO

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico,
Assistant Professor

RODRIGO PANTOJA CALDERÓN

Tec de Monterrey, Mexico,
Academic Director of Architecture

DONG SEON YOON

KAIST, Korea,
Director of Business Incubation Center

HAEIN CHUNG

KAIST, Korea,
Head International Relations Team

EUNJAE LEE

KAIST, Korea,
Head Supervisor of International Relations Team

DR. PENNAN CHINNASAMY

IIT Bombay, India,
Director RuDRA Labs

DR. JOSEPH K. SANG

JKUAT, Kenya,
Dean of Biosystems & Env. Engineering