Yearly Archives: 2020

COVID-19 and the Transboundary Waters of the La Plata Basin

By Isabela Battistello Espindola Water and sanitation are basic human rights. They are key to ensure hygiene and sanitation for any population, especially during pandemics, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. Washing hands is the first line of defense to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This simple measure has been continuously stated by international organizations […]

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The Politics of COVID -19: Stories from Mongolia

By Solongo Otgonbayar The COVID crisis, it goes without saying, is one of the worst that we have encountered in our lifetimes so far. It has cut swathes all across the globe, affecting each and every one of us. So far, the vaccines are still in the pipeline, hence, we still have to bear against […]

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Online Gaming for Groundwater Cooperation

In May 2020, WYN, IGRAC and the NL IHP-HWRP Committee jointly organized a Zoom webinar on serious gaming in transboundary groundwater cooperation. Originally meant to be a three-day Game-a-thon held at IHE Delft, this webinar was an innovative way to come together, virtually, despite the difficult circumstances of Covid-19. Moderated by the serious game expert, […]

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Early Warning System Young Professionals Network: Who are we?

Connecting Young Professionals Across Disciplines Working on Early Warning Systems Supported and hosted by the Water Youth Network and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) thematic group, the Early Warning Systems (EWS)  Young Professionals Network is envisioned as a collaborative space for early-career policy-makers, practitioners and researchers from multiple disciplines and diverse geographical regions,  working at local, […]

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Appointment of two focal points – strengthening partnership between Water Youth Network, World Meteorological Organisation and Global Water Partnership

The Water Youth Network, Disaster Risk Reduction team are excited to announce the appointment of two WYN focal point volunteers to facilitate more cooperation on integrated flood management and early warning systems under the auspices of the Associated Programme on Flood Management – a joint programme under the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Global […]

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Cairo Water Week 2019

Adham Badawy and Anna Goubert, represented the Water Youth Network at the Cairo Water Week 2019 – instituted to bring into dialogue organisations and communities concerned with water from different perspectives.    “Cairo Water Week” is an international event focusing on water-related issues and the ways to overcome them, held by the Egyptian Minister of Water […]

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Water conflicts in the Dutch Water Sector

Tim Nolden of the Water Youth Network, recounts time at the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) hosted by Deltares on 13th December, 2019 which highlighted opportunities linked to water and conflict – while accentuating the benefits to be gained when engaging in cooperative processes around water resources.     WYN presented one of two cases at the Netherlands Water Partnership […]

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Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure | October 2019

Naditha Imbulana looks back at the Dhaka Water Knowledge Days (DWKD), a first for Bangladesh and writes about the successful event instrumental in sharing knowledge and building relationships between public, private, educational and research institutions towards implementation of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 (BDP 2100).     The Youth Forum on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (YFDRI) was held during […]

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Youth Rising at COP in Madrid, Spain | December 2019

Santiago Gómez of the Water Youth Network, at the Conference of the Parties (COP) brought to light the Networks initiatives and ignited the drive in the young generation to be the agents to change.   The 25th climate conference of the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), known as Conference of the Parties […]

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