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Congress sessions will take stock of current water and sanitation operators’ issues, showcase good approaches, and offer recommendations for how operators can tackle challenges through peer-to-peer partnerships.

Each theme will be addressed through a combination of roundtables, dialogues, and sessions based on offer and demand received through the call.

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How can a WOP boost your career as a water professional?


Wednesday 27 October — 16.00-17.30 (CEST)

Languages: English, French, Spanish

This session will explore the value of WOPs for individuals working for water utilities. Capacity development is a core aspect in each WOP. Peer-to-peer interaction and tailored made training sessions with follow-up support are among the most valued avenues for CD in WOPs. . Several individuals that have participated in WOPs from mentor and mentee organizations will be interviewed. Some of the questions that will be addressed are: What has the WOP mean to me, to my daily work, to my personal and professional development? What is in it for any water professional? Besides the learning derived from the WOP day-to-day interaction between partners, the session will also explore the experience of a WOP- practitioners online community where interaction and learning can continue and intensify. The experience of an online community created in the WaterWorX WOP Programme will be shared and the newly established Global WOP online community will be presented.