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The countdown is ticking: World Water Week 2018 is near

Stockholm World Water Week is fast approaching now. In just two weeks, water professionals from all over the world are gathering in the Swedish capital for a week of discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking. Of the more than 3,000 registered participants a large portion are usually young professionals under the age of 35, so of […]

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The Water Youth Network at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

By: WYN HPLF Team (Melissa McCracken, Shabana Abbas,  Natalija Fisher, and Dewi Dimyati) What is the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development? The UN established the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) as part of the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. It meets under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council annually […]

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UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development: Ensuring Intergenerational Policy Dialogues for Achieving SDG 6

by Melissa McCracken (WYN Governance Group Member) The Water Youth Network, as the Global Focal Point on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 for UN Major Group for Children and Youth, sent representatives to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. While HLPF reviewed SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15, and 17, the Water Youth […]

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WYN walks for refugees!

By Niel de Jong There are 68.5 million refugees around the world. Running from human conflicts or from natural disasters. Often they do not get to decide when they start running, how far they go, or for how long. And, of course, they often lack basic human needs, such as clean water, food, and shelter. […]

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Applications open for UR Balkans side event:

Disaster Resilient Balkans: empowering young professionals APPLY NOW TO JOIN! DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL AUGUST 6TH This side-event aims to bring together a community of young professionals, researchers and students (under 35) working on disaster risk management (DRM) from all parts of the Balkans, give them the space to share knowledge on DRM across disciplines and […]

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Training Workshop on Hydro-climatic Project Writing and Financing in Cameroon

By: Lako Stephane (Member of WYN’s DRR Team)   Following the first workshop on hydroclimatic risks concepts and regulation at national and international levels in November 2017 (see blog post here), a second workshop on hydroclimatic project writing and financing was organised from May 30th to June 1st 2018 at Global Water Partnership Central Africa […]

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Participant Reflections: the Inter-disciplinary Pressure Cooker on Risk Communication at Understanding Risk 2018

Written by participants, Yaprak Servi, a DRM consultant working for World Bank Group in Washington D.C, and Carlos Rodrigo Garibay Rubio, a social scientist at the National Center for Disaster Prevention, CENAPRED Mexico. The Global Understanding Risk (UR) Community has over 7,000 experts and practitioners interested and active in the creation, communication and use of […]

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YouKnoW! going to Cape Town, WISA conference

YouKnoW! going to Cape Town to engage and connect with youth in Africa at the WISA conference By Anne-Marie Albrecht (a.albrecht@wateryouthnetwork.org)   From 24th to 27th of June the Water Institute of Southern Africa is inviting to attend the biennial conference and exhibition 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. In between the expected 1500 + […]

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Unleashed at UNLEASH: The story of a transformative idea in SDG6

WE CAN  by Yolwin Perales It was last May 29 when I flew to Singapore to attend the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2018 held from May 30-June 6. I was lucky enough to be one of the 1000 champions, leaders, and innovators from 106 countries across the globe to create projects and innovations in pursuit of the […]

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Advancing Towards the Water Security Agenda

Lessons from the workshop by UNICEF, WHO/PAHO with the support of the Colombian government and facilitated by CAWST By Juanita Ayala The 7th, 8th and 9th of March I attended “Advancing Towards the Water Security Agenda” workshop in Bogotá, Colombia to discuss how to achieve SDG 6.1: universal and equitable access to safe and affordable […]

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