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!
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.
Who can apply?
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 members of IWA’s Young Water Professionals, you will be representative of the International Water Association and our joint goals 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.
Particularly active OA Ambassadors will be considered for travel grants to the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark.