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22 June 2020 - 26 June 2020


The European Junior Water Programme aims to build a community of young European water management professionals who share a deep commitment to addressing today’s and future water and climate change issues. It is designed to provide participants with the tools, the skills and the appropriate cocreation and cooperation network to find new solutions and share knowledge for the purpose of creating and maintaining a sustainable and safe water management system in Europe.


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Naomi Timmer

Director at European
Junior Water Programme


The European Junior Water Programme offers young professionals a unique opportunity to learn essential teamwork and collaboration skills, build valuable networks, and share knowledge across European boundaries at an early stage in their careers.
Water recognizes no boundaries, and neither does climate change. While knowledge about water management in Europe is fragmented and still separated by geography and culture, the ageing water sector workforce risks the loss of knowledge and skills. An integrated European approach is of vital importance to ensure a safe and clean water supply for all of Europe, with sufficient water for agriculture and cities that are resilient to climate change.
For this purpose, we want to leverage the commitment, talent and dedication of junior water management professionals, bringing them together in a programme that will boost their capacity and that of the organizations they work for to take water management in Europe to a whole new level.

The participants to the European Junior Water Programme all work for water management organizations across Europe. What they find is that the complexities of European policy and cooperation, compliance with European laws and legislation, waterfootprint and cross-border projects are becoming ever more important even early on in their career. Operating effectively and successfully in this complex environment requires a lot of knowledge and a high level of skills.

Programme structure

This unique, specially developed water programme is based on three pillars:

  1. 1. Masterclasses providing knowledge of European policies, cooperation, and the main water challenges.
  2. 2. Cooperation on local European water systems and challenging projects addressing pressing issues through practical assignments.
  3. 3. Professional skills and personal development in an extensive training programme for the purpose of working together in transnational teams and developing cultural awareness.

Participants will have plenty of time to get to know each other during these weeks and to find out more about the various countries and cultures.

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      Participants 157
      Meetings 203


      Armenia 1
      Austria 3
      Belgium 55
      Benin 1
      Bulgaria 1
      Canada 1
      Chile 1
      Côte d'Ivoire 1
      Croatia 1
      Cyprus 1
      Denmark 10
      Finland 12
      France 31
      Germany 13
      Greece 16
      India 3
      Iran, Islamic Republic Of 1
      Ireland 8
      Israel 2
      Italy 37
      Japan 1
      Luxembourg 2
      Nepal 1
      Netherlands 59
      Nigeria 1
      Norway 11
      Pakistan 1
      Poland 2
      Portugal 21
      Reunion 1
      Romania 5
      Russia 1
      Singapore 1
      Slovakia 2
      Slovenia 3
      South Africa 2
      Spain 69
      Sweden 12
      Switzerland 5
      Turkey 3
      Ukraine 1
      United Kingdom 21
      United States 2
      Total 426


      Association/Agency 40
      Authority/Government 33
      Consulting 27
      Industry 43
      R&D Institution 87
      SME 33
      Start-up / Entrepreneur 8
      University 71
      Utility 35
      Other 49
      Total 426

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