Join World Water Week 2019 as a Junior Rapporteur
World Water Week is looking for Junior Rapporteurs for this year’s edition of the conference. You will play a very important role at the Week, filled with serious learning and networking opportunity – one not to be missed!
Swedish Water House and Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) are looking to engage Master students, PhD students and young professionals as Junior Rapporteurs to the upcoming World Water Week 2019 (25-30 August). Candidates should preferably be based in Sweden and possess a special interest or expertise related to this year’s theme; “Water for Society – Including All”. Read the Thematic Scope here!
The position does not include any remuneration. However, successful candidates will be granted free registration to the conference, which includes lunches. All other expenses (travel, accommodation, etc) must be covered by the individual. Volunteering with World Water Week will give you great opportunities to network and develop your analytical skills under professional guidance. Please note that this is both an important and time-consuming assignment.
As a Junior Rapporteur, you will be an instrumental part of the reporting and conclusions process. Together with experienced Senior Rapporteurs, you will capture, summarize and analyze the discussions held during the Week. The key messages distilled by the rapporteurs will be presented during the closing plenary session on August 30. These messages will also feature prominently in the Overarching Conclusions published during the autumn, as well as in social media. Reporting may also feed into international processes on science and policy development.
Deadline for submission is April 14, 2019
For questions, please contact: Ms. Cajsa Larsson, content manager, World Water Week and Prizes, at email@example.com
World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water- and development-related challenges of today.
The best part of being the rapporteur is that it can expand your network within the global water network through this event. I also value the other rapporteurs I met. I was also able to hone my skill of summarising key points from sessions and an ability to find a common thread amongst them.
I really enjoyed engaging at WWW as a Rapporteur. The opportunity to work as part of a team was both fun and motivating, and I am sure these friendships will last well into the future. As a whole, it was really rewarding to contribute to the dissemination of new scientific and practical knowledge on water and ecosystems towards the implementation of the sustainable development agenda. In addition, it was an extraordinary learning opportunity; the week felt like a ``crash-course`` on many relevant and up-and-coming topics around the issues of water, ecosystems and human development. This has been a great source of inspiration to me as I start my Master's thesis year. Furthermore, I made excellent contacts that will help position my own work in the near future. Finally, the week was full of fun events that made the experience so much more special.
Watch the Junior Rapporteurs 2018 report back at the Closing plenary