Preparing for the Conference Participation

Webinar 3: Platform Presentation and Paper Review for the International Young Water Professional Conference

29 September: 3 PM Central Europe Summer Time (CEST)

Two minute Thesis and Poster presenters: your webinar is 20 October (scroll down to register

This webinar, as part of the IYWPC, teaches Young Water Professionals to write a paper for publishing. The learning objectives are:

  1. To learn how to design a conference presentation
  2. To learn how to review a journal manuscript

The webinar will be presented by Prof Gustaf Olsson (Ex-editor Water Science and Technology), Michelle Herbert (IWA Publishing), Tobias Barnard (University Johannesburg), Ashton Maherry (Durban University of Technology) and Norhayati binti Abdullah (UTM) and covers:

  • Powerpoint Design
  • Your Session and Your Audience
  • Design Tips
  • Advice
  • Review Process for 8IYWPC
  • Register as a Reviewer
  • Guideline for Reviewers
  • Advice

 Participants should be Oral Platform Presenters who submitted full papers for the 8th IYWPC and/or who will be presenting at the conference


Gustaf Olsson

Gustaf Olsson is a former IWA Publishing Award holder. As the Editor-in-Chief of Water Science and Technology and Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (2005-2010), Gustaf is highly experienced in the publishing and academic domain. He has also served as a member of the IWA Board of Directors and IWA Strategic Council. In 2012 he was the awardee of an Honorary Doctor degree at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as well as an Honorary Membership of IWA. In 2014, Gustaf was appointed as the Distinguished Fellow of IWA. Gustaf facilitated the previous YWP-ZA Publications Workshop series in 2014 and the IWA-UTM International Publication Workshop series at UTM, Malaysia between 2011-2016.

Ashton Maherry

Ashton Maherry is a Senior Researcher and the YWP-ZA National Secretary, Project Manager for the Second YWP-ZA Publications Workshop Roadshow and Programme Chair for the 8th IWA International Young Water Professionals Conference. Ashton is passionate about capacity building the young professionals. In his private capacity, Ashton is a freelance consultant specialising in GIS, groundwater and freshwater conservation. Ashton is currently lecturing part time on Environmental Sustainability at Durban University of Technology, South Africa.

Tobias Barnard

Tobias Barnard is Professor and Director of the Water and Health Centre at University of Johannesburg. He has a PhD in biochemistry and specialises in the use of molecular biology techniques for the detection of bacterial pathogens present in water, food and stool samples.

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