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IWA Publishing Open Access Ambassadors Programme

The mission of International Water Association (IWA) Publishing is to disseminate important information about advances in the water sector. One of the best ways to do this is through Open Access, so we’re actively working on ways to make as much of our content openly available as possible. But we need your help!

We’re looking for early career water researchers who are passionate about Open Science and their water-related research to serve as ambassadors for Open Access and IWA Publishing and to ensure we continue to best serve the needs of the water community.
IWA Publishing spreads knowledge about our most valuable resource, water, helping to improve global health and well-being. We publish a portfolio of 17 peer reviewed journals and 850 books, along with other information resources.

Current OA Ambassadors

Who can apply?

This initiative is open to early career water researchers, including PhD students and Postdocs, who are passionate about Open Science and ensuring the world has access to important water-related research.


What is expected of our OA Ambassadors?

You will be asked to raise awareness in your local community about global Open Access movements as well as related opportunities through IWA Publishing. As the latest representatives of IWA Publishing's Open Access initiatives, you will help to empower the next generation of water leaders and to shape the future of the water sector.
You will be active within the OA Ambassador community, including attending quarterly web meetings and, ideally, the annual in-person meeting – to be held next year at the IWA World Water Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. You will disseminate materials and help develop and implement strategies to further spread the word about Open Access. You will contribute ideas and opinions of the direction IWA Publishing is taking with Open Access and give feedback on on-going initiatives.

Why apply?

Our OA Ambassadors are excited about Open Science and spreading the word among their water peers. As enthusiastic early career researchers, you will be given the opportunity to shape the future of the Open Science landscape.  You will have unique networking opportunities both through IWA Publishing and special events organised solely for OA Ambassadors.
Particularly active OA Ambassadors will be considered for travel grants to the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • Promoting Open Science
  • Unique networking opportunities
  • Eligibility for travel grants (when the world returns to some semblance of normality..!)



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