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    The European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) is the flagship programme and official trade name of H20-People. H20-People became active in the public sphere with EJWP in 2019. At the moment H2O-People has two glafship programmes: the European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) and Blue Innovation Track for Advanced Water Leaders, and supports multiple European collaboration projects and innitiatives.


    The H2O-People mission is to support water people, their organizations, their projects, and other collaborations with key specialties for succes. Our services empower water professionals to apply their complete skill sets to establish a water-smart sociert, from knowledge transfer and creation, to communication and leadership – combined to create impact through social innovation.

    Therefore H2O-People develops and implements unique programmes, through utilitzing the power of social design and collaborates in projects on human capital development throughout the European Water ecosystem.

    The services of H2O-People include:

    Contact us if your organisation will benefit from tools to create tangible results t with our dynamic community of human-centric approach. More information on our dedicated website and H2O-People Flyer.

    Our philosophy

    Empowering people not only for technical solutions, but also reinforcing human elements of partnerships for social innovation in the water and environmental sector.

    Our programme participants develop a broader scope of professional and personal opportunities, leading to positive impacts in their engagement with organisations that are committed to a better living environment. H20-People structures interaction with participants to create a space for further inspiring exchanges among trainers and the program designers. We apply personalised approaches and follow-up in a commitment to target results. An eye for synergies is developed through pairing the right people with the right expertise to broaden the scope of development.

    We believe in operational partnerships with our participants, and from this connectivity comes a more real potential for participants to contribute to their communities. Our expertise centers on programs that highlight links between the content of participants’ work within the physical environment, to identify optimum paths for projects and personal development.

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      EJWP Team

      EJWP Ambassadors

      Chrysi Laspidou

      Professor-Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece;
      Vice President of Research and Technology–Water Europe;
      Member of the WEF Nexus Steering Committee at Future Earth
      Ambassador since 2021

      Richard Elelman

      Head of Politics, Eurecat – Centro Tecnológico de Catalunya and
      Acting Coordinator of the WWQA – UNEP
      Ambassador since 2020

      Marielle van der Zouwen

      Deputy director and management team KWR Water Research Institute, Head of Sustainability & Transitions Group
      Ambassador since 2020

      Veronica Manfredi

      Director for Zero Pollution and Green Cities
      Ambassador since 2020

      EJWP Community

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      I am Aleksandra – a Research Assistant at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. In more detail, I work at the Chair of Chemical Technology and Environmental Science as a member of the Wastewater treatment group. Studying Environmental Science at the Faculty of Sciences helped me to dive deeper into the water field. Understanding the impacts of climate change on water quality and quantity started to drive my will to further learn more about wastewater treatment. During my PhD studies I was working on the investigation of addit…

      You are an experienced and capable leader in your sector. And are you really prepared to reach the next levels of leadership innovation and adaptation to lead in an uncertain future of natural resources?   H2O-People is proud to introduce the new future-focused development initiative designed for advanced leaders of water and environmental organizations. Blue Innovation Track for Advanced Water Leaders

      Hi everyone, my name is Hetty KleinJan and I am a young water professional specialized in aquatic microbiology. I have a particular interest in water quality and the surveillance thereof with innovative monitoring technologies. You might say that the road to join the EJWP4, did commence after I obtained my doctorate in Marine Biology in 2018. At that time, I felt the need to change towards a role with a more direct impact on the protection of water resources. So, luckily enough, I found a position as a R&D researcher at the CEBEDEAU, a research and expertise canter for water located in Wallonia, Belgium, with a long-standing expertise in water treatment (drinking water, municipal and ind…

      Since the beginning of high school, I was fascinated by the complexity of chemistry, especially its interconnection with surrounding molecules and living organisms. To better understand these interactions, I ended up taking biotechnology at Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), where my scientific journey began. The engineering approach of the university helped me to see the simplicity of biochemical complexity. Answering the questions “what”, “how” or “why”, while analyzing biomolecules' behavior and dependency, felt like conducting a criminal investigation. I decided to use my acquired knowledge to fight with known or new civilization diseases. Hence, pharmaceutical biotechnology becam…

      My name is Vesna and I am currently a PhD student in the final stages of the journey. At the same time, I am a full-time employee at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where I work as a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Zoology. My daily work includes preparing and giving practical lectures on protists and invertebrates to students and very often juggling in the lab, followed by many hours of working on the data obtained. In the spring, I acctually leave my lab to collect samples in the real world, where I enjoy …
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