International Young Water Professionals Conference - Call for Reviewers

Oct 9, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018

Call for Reviewers  - Sign up before 15 October 2018


We kindly invite you to become a reviewer for IWA’s 2019 International Young Water Professionals Conference. The International Young Water Professionals Conference brings together around 300 water, environment and related young professionals (aged 35 and below) from across the globe and allows them to present how they are making impact across the water sector.


If you do not have the time, but you know a suitable and interested, please forward this email to him / her.

When is the Reviewing period?

The reviewing period will start, the day after Abstract deadline, 16 October and lasts till 31 October  2018.

What do reviewers do, and why?

Reviewers evaluate article submissions to the conference, based on the requirements of that conference, predefined criteria, and quality, completeness and accuracy of the research or practical work presented. For this edition, we receive two forms of abstracts from themes about Cities of the future, Water and society, Innovative water technologies, Water utility management, Water resource management, Emerging methodologies for decision making:

  • Scientific abstracts from young academics and or researchers based on scientific research (including case studies) with aspiration to (learn to) publish.
  • Vocational/ Technical abstracts from young water practitioners that are based on lessons learned from day-to-day operations

Reviewers provide feedback on the article, suggest improvements and make a recommendation to the conference programme committee about whether to accept, reject or the article in the Conference Programme.

Why to become a reviewer?

Reviewing requires the investment of time and a certain skillset. However, reviewing abstracts for conferences’programmes is a relative low time-intensive process – reviewing an abstract should not take longer than  15 min- but it is very worthwhile for the reviewer as well as for the community.

Community benefits:

  • Ensure the rigorous standards of the scientific process by taking part in the peer-review system.
  • Uphold the integrity of the conference by identifying invalid research, and helping to maintain the quality of the programme of the event.
  • Fulfill a sense of obligation to the community and their own area of research.
  • Reciprocate professional courtesy, as authors and reviewers are often interchangeable roles – as reviewer, researchers ‘repay’ the same courtesy they receive as authors.

Personal benefits:

There are great benefits to becoming a reviewer. You can:

  • Establish your expertise in the field and expand your knowledge.
  • Improve your reputation and increase your exposure to key figures in the field.
  • Stay up to date with the latest literature, and have advanced access to research results.
  • Develop critical thinking skills essential to research.
  • Advance in your career – peer review is an essential role for researchers.

How to become a Reviewer?

Sign up to become a reviewer of the International Young Water Professionals Conference as follows:

  1. Identify which themes fit your expertise: The topics that are covered under main themes can  be found here
  2. Sign up as a reviewer

And then?

You will be part of the pool of reviewers that will contribute to guarantee the high level of the programme. Papers that are related to the same subject area as your expertise will be assigned to you for review between 15 October – 31 October 2018.


In case you have any outstanding questions please contact Kirsten de Vette, Learning and Capacity Development Officer:

Mobile +31621541393