Next Generation Water Action 2021-2022

The future of water by young academics and entrepreneurs

Through 2021 and 2022, the Next Generation Initiative partnered up with the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition to provide a youth-focused engagement at the congress.

NGWA highlights

Our Next Generation program not only supports participants with mentorship, industry insights and bootcamps, but provides a relevant stage to showcase and discuss their bold ideas with global decision makers at our Next Generation finals and at the partnering global congress!


hybrid program

Most of the programme took place online, connecting students, entrepreneurs and mentors all over the world while the teams worked locally with their university supervisors.

A screenshot from virtual bootcamp, showing an external speaker presenting innovation exercises

Multihub finals

Participants in each country gathered locally to partake in our multihub finals event which connected five simultaneous local events into one.

A combilation of group photos of participants in different countries


Selected participating teams were invited to join the IWA World Water Congress. Here they got the opportunity to exhibit and pitch their projects.

Samuel from WaterKiosk pitching at the IWA World Water Congress
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