Monthly Archives: August 2019

Consultative Meeting on Addressing Post 2030 Water Security and Safety Challenges in Higher Education in Africa

by Lako Stephane ( Progress on meeting SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation is key to achieving success across a suite of SDGs related to climate, health, food security, gender equality, sustainable cities, and conservation of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. The complexities inherent in sustainability require future decision-makers to have critical thinking skills, experience with […]

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Next steps in the OECD Water Governance Initiative – a review of the 12th Meeting of the OECD WGI in Berlin, Germany

Next steps in the OECD Water Governance Initiative – a review of the 12th Meeting of the OECD WGI in Berlin, Germany Reflections on the OECD WGI international multi-stakeholder meeting held 20-21 June 2019 in Berlin for exchanging knowledge on water governance best practices as they relate to sustainability, flood management, corruption and capacity development. […]

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Hack the Risk! Smart Solutions on Water Issues and Floods

Hack the Risk! Smart Solutions on Water Issues and Floods Water Youth Network representatives explore innovative solutions to Disaster Risk Reduction and the creative input of youth in risk management at the Hack the Risk! hackathon held in Colombia from 5-7 April, 2019. By: Camilo Fernandez (, Nhilce Esquivel ( & Miguel Trejo (   It […]

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WYN members’ leadership at SWWW19

The Water Youth Network is made up of enthusiastic, hardworking, talented young professionals and students, a group who enjoy learning and jumping on opportunities to represent youth in the water sector. This has earned us many exciting positions and our members will be very involved during the Stockholm World Water Week 2019 (SWWW19). One of […]

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Toolkit developed by Winners of GWP-WMO Competition on Youth-led projects

Preparing Our Home: Lessons from Lil’wat Nation, British Columbia Canada By Lilia Yumagulova and Casey Gabriel “Preparing our Home” is a community-based program that enables Indigenous youth to reach their potential in becoming resilience leaders in their communities. Experiences and research around the world show that youth programs can help build, sustain, and improve community […]

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Side events at SWWW19!

Whether you are a young professional or experienced senior, we’d love to connect with you during the Stockholm World Water Week 2019. Therefore, the WYN is organizing three side events during the week. Come see us and network!     2nd Intergenerational Coffee Club Monday, 8-9:00 The WYN is repeating last year’s success and organizing an […]

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The 2nd Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) & GPDRR 2019 : The participation of two young professionals from West Africa (13-17 May, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland)

By: Rollis Jiofack (  In May 2019, the city of Geneva in Switzerland hosted two major events in the context of disaster risk reduction. On the one hand, the 2nd Multi-hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II), which took place from May 13 to 14, at WMO headquarters and the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR […]

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WYN in the Young Professionals’ Booth!

With less than two weeks left before the annual Stockholm World Water Week, we are thrilled to share all the activities we have planned to the Young Professionals’ booth. Make sure to stop by!   Connecting the Dots: The Idea Sharing Platform for Youth Across the Globe via Virtual Platform Monday: 12-13:00 The session gathers talented […]

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Early Warning System Young Professionals Network at the 2nd Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II): 13th-14th May, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland

Members of the Early Warning System Young Professional Network recap their  involvement and experiences from MHEWC-II  By: Adele Young ( and Erika Roxana Meléndez Landaverde (   The MHEWC Event  Early warning systems have been at the forefront of helping countries and communities to prepare for and respond to all types of disasters. The second […]

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