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Careers -

Welcome to our online careers resource,, brought to you by Water21, magazine of the International Water Association.

To receive emailed updates of new career opportunities free of charge, register here.

As well as the opportunities available in the links opposite, we also publish 'A World of Opportunities - Working in the International Water Sector'. A new edition is planned for 2014.

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This publication offers free guidance to help shape early career decisions and is a collaboration between IWA's Young Water Professionals Programme, Water21 magazine and the website. 'A world of opportunities - working in the water sector' is an annual publication launched in 2008. Containing articles covering key issues affecting the water sector and profiles of individuals working within it, 'A world of opportunities - working in the water sector' highlights the significance of the sector and the diversity of career opportunities that exist.

Water and wastewater utilities and other organisations in the sector face a recruitment challenge. There is an ageing workforce, whose skills and expertise need to be handed on to a new generation. At the same time, the sector needs to attract the brightest talent from an ever-widening range of disciplines. This talent is needed to deliver solutions to the issues faced in the sector and to respond to the business opportunities these present.

Contents include:

  • Overview articles on key issues affecting the water sector, underlining the value of a career in water
  • Articles highlighting the many different aspects of working in the sector
  • Short profiles of individuals already working in the sector
  • Career development resources


World of Opportunities 2011-2012 is available to download here