We have a new ambassador!

First of all we would like to thank Marie Rødsten Sagen. She did a wonderful job the past two years as our Ambassador. “Young water professionals are somewhat restless and seek more action. The water sector should use this restlessness and engage the new generation to generate more action for tackling the big water issues”, said Marie at the closure of the Young Water Professional program of the Amsterdam International Water Week.

During the past months potential ambassadors were able to submit a video. In this 3-minute video they were asked to explain why he/she should be the next ambassador.We are confident we found the perfect match, her name is Andrea Kralikova. We wish her the all the best and a fruitful time as the new ambassador the next two years.

Andrea was presented as our new ambassador at the opening ceremony of the Young IWW program and during the keynote session of the Amsterdam International Water Week on Tuesday. Andrea has several tasks as ambassador. She will attend major global water events, gain experience and expand the network of the conference; provide continuity between major global events; promote and be a part of meaningful inclusion of young people in the water sector, to work together for sustainable development and solve water challenges; develop strategies of the Young Water Professionals Program and use her experiences as an ambassador to make the 2017 version of AIWW even better.

IMG_4063Marie Rødsten Sagen (L) and Andrea Kralikova (R) at the Young IWW pavilion

Applicants for ambassadorship

We would like to thank the applicants that sent in their video in order to become the new ambassador. Unfortunately they were not chosen but thanks for your contribution!

Mohab Adel Kinnawy
Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Gerben Dekker
Water Safety & Spatial Planning, HZ University of Applied Sciences
Vlissingen, The Netherlands

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