YLP in Latin America and the Caribbean
The International Desalination Association Young Leaders’ Program (IDA YLP) established its presence at two events in the Latin America and Caribbean regions in October 2016:
Event 1: The 5th Latin American Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, Desal 2016, was held at the Hotel Sheraton, Santiago, Chile, from October 5 – 7, 2016. With 268 attendees from 21 countries and 61 presentations addressing the most recent developments pertinent to desalination and water reuse, the event proved to be quite a success for the IDA and its Young Leaders Program. As a conference partner and exhibitor, the IDA showcased videos and provided a wealth of literature to the diversified attendees at the event. The visitors were educated about both the IDA and its YLP and the numerous benefits associated with membership, such as the opportunities in the industry, support for career advancement, forum for communication and the exchange of ideas among students, young professionals and the industry at large. YLP brochures were available in both English and Spanish and there were several opportunities for networking.
Event 2: After a very successful team event at CaribDA’s biennial conference held in Trinidad in May/June 2016, the IDA-YLP once more partnered with CaribDA and held a joint display at the Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA)’s 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Conference and Exhibition held at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad from October 24 – 28, 2016. With over 400 attendees, the conference was heavily attended by water, wastewater and solid waste young professionals, students, academics, industry experts, utility representatives and other key personnel from the Caribbean region and beyond. A multitude of networking opportunities allowed the regional representative to promote the initiatives of the IDA YLP committee.
In light of the recent increased activities in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, the IDA-YLP wishes to remind you that the Call for Abstracts for our 2017 World Congress is out. We strongly encourage all our members to submit their latest findings via their abstract and to attend this phenomenal event. The IDA YLP has a multitude of exciting events planned during the weeklong event, and we look forward to meeting you in Sao Paulo in October 2017!
For further information about these events and upcoming events in the Latin America and Caribbean region, please contact the YLP Regional Representative, Ms. Monica Boodhan at firstname.lastname@example.org.