Archive for June, 2015

Ambassador wanted!

We are in the search for a new ambassador, are we looking for YOU? The role of the ambassador is to represent the Young Professionals Programme of International Water Week Amsterdam from November 2015 to 2017. Go to the page and watch the video made by Marie Sagen, our current ambassador!

Thanks to Yi-Lin (Aron) Tsai

With this message we would like to show our gratitude to our regional water ambassador Yi-Lin (Aron) Tsai for his contributions in representing the AIWW. Aron promoted the Amsterdam International Water Week not as Dutch residence, but as Taiwanese citizen. Despite the large distance between these countries, Aron could bridge this gap easily with his passion for water. With funding from the Asian Development Bank through Asian Pacific Youth Parliament of Water and Water Youth Network, and some help from our main ambassador Marie Sagen, he could attend the 7th World Water Forum in Korea.  In this Korean journey, he served as the regional young water ambassador of Amsterdam International Water Week to promote the coming event of this year. Aron states: ‘I was invited to attend the welcome reception of the Netherlands Pavilion on April 13th. I felt honoured to be introduced by the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Lody Embrechts, especially when he told the audience that I am from Taiwan, which made me proud of my country and myself. It was my great honour to be the representative of Amsterdam International Water Week and to be invited as one of the presenters in the 7th World Water Forum. The session that I was invited to talk was “A roadmap for actions to align international youth water frameworks.” The purpose of this session was to strengthen cooperation among international water youth platforms. As a representative of Amsterdam International Water Week, I shared the vision for resilient cities and unique events of Amsterdam International Water Week. Other invited youth platforms included Asian Development Bank, Singapore International Water Week, Stockholm World Water Week, Water Youth Network, and World Humanitarian Summit’.

Thanks for your effort Aron, keep up the good work! Lennart Silvis and Aron

Lennart Silvis, director of the Netherlands Water Partnership, and Aron Tsai @ 7th World Water Forum, Korea (April 13th, 2015)

Registration Aquatech Amsterdam open

The registration for the Aquatech is now open. In case you do not wish to register for the AIWW Conferences but just want to visit the Aquatech Trade Exhibition, this is free of charge until 3 November. Please check  the Program and Registration page for more information. In case of questions, do not hesitate to ask them by mail, Facebook or comment this news-item!

Funding for Young-AIWW

Many ask us if we, as organizers, can sponsor people to participate in Young-AIWW. Unfortunately we are not in a position to do so. We do however, recommend you to try to get your own funding instead!

There are many ways to get your own funding, and it might not be as difficult as you think. But you need a good application, and you need to know where to apply. Small funds on national level are usually the best, but finding out where to apply might be the most difficult part. Be creative!

Go to the registration page to find our tips and suggestions!

Introduction Day

Are you a young professional or a student? Then we offer you the possibility to meet your fellow young water professionals. One day before the main Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) program starts you will get to know Amsterdam’s highlights and each other. This will be on Sunday 1st of November.
So what would we do on this awesome day in Amsterdam: visit the canals, eat some true Dutch pancakes and visit a beer brewery. Of course in the evening we can’t miss out on Amsterdam’s famous bar culture. We will fit in some relevant water issues during the day to prepare you for the week to come. For only 50 euros you are welcome to join us on this once in a life time experience of Amsterdam. Start your AIWW time with a new group of international friends, and join us on the introduction day!

For more information check the ‘Program’ page on this website and check out the flyer.
Do you want to registrate as a group for the introduction day send an email to

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