Young Persons’ Network

Are you new to the water industry or at an early stage in your career?

Would you like to network with people who are at a similar stage in their career development?

If so, you, and are an IWater member, then you will be supported by our Young Persons’ Network!

Young Persons’ Network (YPN)

Many young people involved in a professional body can find the experience quite daunting. Our purpose is to help you navigate the various opportunities available to you and introduce you to a network that will support you through your professional development.  


Whether you want to get professionally registered, gain industry knowledge, or just meet other young people in the industry, the YPN is the right place for you to start getting involved. 



History of the YPN

The YPN was officially launched at the 2019 Annual Conference, as we welcomed and encouraged young people to become involved with IWater.


Our Aim is:

“To engage with individuals from a range of academic and vocational backgrounds at the start of their careers in order to develop a fundamental knowledge of the water industry, the wider sector and the opportunities that exist within, whilst further diversifying IWater’s membership population.”

Upcoming YPN Events:


YPN events are a great opportunity to meet fellow young water professionals within the Institute of Water and get to know your local YPN representative.

Area Reps

Abu Rashid


Position: Co National Chair

Company: MOSL


Astrid de Jaham

Position: National Vice Chair

Company: South West Water

Natalie Lamb

Position: National Co Chair & Eastern Area Rep

Company: Spring Innovation

Isla Jones


Position: Scottish Area Rep 

Company: Scottish Water 



Mary-Anne Kilroe


Position: Northern Area Rep

Company: United Utilities 



Lucie Wright


Position: South West Area Rep

Company: South West Water


Sian Walker

Position: Northern Ireland Area Rep

Company: WSP


Mia Tarrant

Position: Midlands Area Rep

Company: Severn Trent Water

Joshua Callaway

Position: Thames Area Rep

Company: Thames Water

Hear from our National YPN Reps

“I joined the Institute of Water and Young Persons’ Network to learn more about the water sector, build meaningful relationships, promote Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and have fun whilst doing all of this. Happy to say, I’ve made significant headway with all my goals – really grateful to IWater and the YPN for all my growth!”


Abu Rashid, Market Improvement Lead and EDI Lead at MOSL, and IWater National YPN Co-Rep

“I am elated to be part of an organisation which offers an open access to professional development for everyone within the water industry. As the new Young Persons’ Network Vice Rep, I’m honoured and thrilled to represent young professionals within the water community. I look very much forward to making every voice heard and implementing actions to help boost YPN’s careers.”


Astrid de Jaham, Project Manager, South West Water and IWater National YPN Vice Rep

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