Applications for the Rising Stars 2022 programme are NOW OPEN!

Are you at an early stage in your career and do you have an appetite to progress within the water sector? If so, you could be one of eight Institute of Water Rising Stars in 2022.

Rising Stars brings together a collection of unique opportunities, designed to develop the skills and professional excellence of new industry talent, particularly focusing on providing professional development in skills areas that are not traditionally tackled or made available.

Benefits to you

“Rising Stars has expanded my networks allowing me to meet people who think differently – other Rising Stars, Directors & CEO’s – people I otherwise wouldn’t have met”

Natalie LambNational Water Industry Account Manager, QCL – current Rising Star

“Rising Stars has opened my eyes to everything that is going on in the water industry but the best thing has been meeting several other like-minded people across the UK I have been able to count on for support”

Anna Figueras Carril – Laboratories Team Leader, Scottish Water – current Rising Star

Benefits to your employer

“The fantastic thing about the programme is it allows the Rising Stars to go and see other companies and how they do things and bring great ideas back”

Susannah Clements, Director of People & Change, Anglian Water

How to apply

You must be:

  • An Individual Member of the Institute of Water; and
  • At an early stage in your water sector career

You will need to:

  • Complete a short application form. Download this HERE.
  • Send your application along with a CV and 1000 words maximum describing why you consider yourself a Rising Star to



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