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Water Youth Network Back at Stockholm World Water Week 2017

This year again Water Youth Network (WYN) will be at the World Water Week in Stockholm (from 27 to 31 August). The team is smaller compared to previous years but is a very enthusiastic one. WYN will join about 3000+ global water professionals, who will be attending this year’s Water Week. We have multiple objectives […]

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Water Youth Network in the XVI World Water Congress

From May 29 to June 3, the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) XVI World Water Congress took place in Cancun, Mexico. The overarching topic of the Congress was ‘Bridging Science and Policy’, and it presented the research and professional water community with an opportunity to get involved in the discussion on how science and policy […]

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Interactive workshop on Flood Risk Management planning at the Youth Forum – Global Platform on DRR

During the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2017 held from 22nd to 26th May in Cancun, Mexico  some members of the WYN DRR team assisted and participated in many activities. One of the main activities of our team was organising an interactive Flood Risk Management (FRM) Planning workshop. This  workshop was part of […]

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Updates from the World Water Forum – Youth Secure Formal Seats at the Table during the 2nd Stakeholder Consultation Meeting in Brasilia

Last month, outgoing Board Member and Board Member elect, Natalija and Tatiana attended the 2nd Stakeholders Consultation Meeting tp prepare the World Water Forum in Brasilia which took place April 26 – 27 April, as well as the World Water Forum’s preparatory meetings on April 25th, 2017. The World Water Forum takes place every three […]

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Supporting and connecting young professionals on Multi Hazard Early Warning Systems: Publication and poster launched!

The Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference was held this week in Cancun Mexico along side the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction. Experts and young professionals from across the globe joined together to discuss and evaluate how we can collectively reach the Target G of the Sendai Framework to: Substantially increase the availability of and access […]

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Youth competition winners announced – Flood and Drought risk management

The winners of the Global Competition for Youth led projects on Floods and Droughts were announced at the Youth Forum for the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction on the 22nd of May in Cancun, Mexico. The competition was designed to showcase the practical examples and cases on how an integrated approach to flood and […]

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Register for the Youth Forum at the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Will you be attending the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction later this month in Cancun, Mexico? Are you interested in meeting likeminded peers such as yourself and building your capacity to implement the Sendai Framework? JOIN THE GPDRR YOUTH FORUM!!!!   The details are as follows: Date: Monday 22nd May, 2017 Time: 8.30 – 17.00 Venue: Business […]

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Reflections of a Young Researcher on Impacts of 2015-16 El Niño Rains in Laikipia, Kenya

Written by Jackson Wachira, Edited by Lydia Cumiskey   When my article on why and how we must always be prepared for disasters was published by the Daily Nation on October 16th 2015, observation and intuition prevailed in communicating and creating a discussion around the 2015-16 El Niño rains preparedness.  My friend and colleague in […]

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World Water Day

The 22nd of May is designated by the UN as the international World Water Day. This year’s theme was Waste Water and to gain attention about waste water reduction. This year the Water Youth Network in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE carried out 2 events to celebrate the International World Water Day. You can check all events […]

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Contributing to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction – 22-26 May and 1 day youth pre-forum

This is a call for youth to present their good practices, knowledge and expertise through various opportunities at the 7th Global Platform on DRR (GPDRR). The GPDRR, as recognised by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the […]

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