Early Career Women in Water 2020 Conference – Cranfield 17th March 2020

Early Career Women in Water 2020 Conference – Cranfield 17th March 2020

Date: 17 March 2020

Times: 9-17:00

Location: Cranfield University, Vincent Building

Registration Cost: £15.00 per delegate


The 100-year anniversary of Women in Engineering and Sciences in the UK was celebrated throughout 2019. Despite the recognised need for diversification in STEM-related roles, statistics show that only 12% of professional engineers, 21% of all academic professors and 20% of the UK water sector’s workforce identify as women. This under-representation of women has resulted in a loss of talent within these sectors, with diversity recognised as being crucial for a more holistic approach in research, especially when providing solutions that aim to serve societies. However, change is on the horizon, and there is a need to continue to raise the profile of ‘Women in Water’ and encourage women to aspire to exciting careers within academia and industry.

Aim of the conference

This conference is open to both men and women attendees working to support women in engineering and STEM. The event will provide a platform for female early career researchers and young water professionals to promote their work and research, thereby encouraging careers within the water sector and increasing the visibility of women working within these areas.


The programme includes keynote speeches, two plenary sessions for presentations and a poster session to highlight leading work, and a conclusive discussion panel to debate gender issues in the water sector.

For registration and full programme details, please see the Cranfield University website.

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