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8th OECD Water Governance Initiative Meeting

On the 12th and 13th January 2017, the Water Youth Network participated in the 8th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative in Rabat (Morocco).   The OECD Water Governance Initiative (Link) is an international multi-stakeholder network of 100+ delegates from public, private and not-for-profit sectors gathering twice a year in a Policy Forum to […]

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Apply as a UNMGCY youth rep on Technical Session Organising Teams for the European Open Forum on DRR

In March 2017, Turkey will host the first European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction (EFDRR) Open Forum, a meeting which enlarges the process beyond officially-mandated experts to non-governmental organisations and others working at the interface of disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and climate change.   This is a call for youth to join the organising teams […]

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The Budapest Water Summit Youth Forum has come to a successful close

The event provided a stage to showcase how young people are contributing to the implementation of the SDGs at the local, national, regional and global scale. There were many inspiring and noteworthy initiatives from young scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs!   Youth Forum sessions promoted youth initiatives and engagement and were hosted by the following organizations: […]

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WYN Present @ Geology for Global Development

What is the role of geoscientists in Sustainable Development? How can they make the difference? And what are the limits of a purely technical approach to the problem? These were some of the questions discussed during the “4th GfGD Annual Conference – Geology and the Sustainable Development Goals”. The event took place on November 4th, […]

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Budapest Water Summit 2016

The Budapest Water Summit will take place from 28 to 30 November, and brings together representatives of the water sector to discuss how the water sector can support the implementation of the water related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – read more about what they are below). Important stakeholders are invited to join the discussion, and […]

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WYN @FLOODrisk 2016 in Lyon

The FLOODrisk 2016 conference in Lyon came at a pivotal moment for Flood Risk not only in Europe but also internationally. As this meeting only happens every four years there was a lot to cover! Two Water Youth Network (WYN) members involved with the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) team were in attendance, Aashish Bhardwaj and […]

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WYN @ Habitat III

The role of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for building resilience in urban settings On the morning of October 15, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development kicked off with the Children and Youth Assembly (C&YA), organized by the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY). […]

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Stockholm World Water Week 2016

Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) is an international conference on water which attracts prominent people from the sector from all over the world to come together every year to present their work, collaborate and exchange ideas. The WYN has been involved with SWWW for many years and contributed to the growth of the contributions of […]

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6th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI)

Once again the WGI, a multi-stakeholder platform of +100 organizations gathered together for sharing on-going reforms, projects, lessons and good practices in support of better governance in water sector. 2015 was a turning point for the WGI. The 34 Ministries of OECD countries backed the Principles on Water Governance developed by WGI members, in an […]

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Water Youth Network partners for new Erasmus+ project ‘Youth in action for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’

Izola, Slovenia: The kick off meeting of the new ‘Youth in action for Sustainable Development Goals (YiA4SDGs)’ project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union took place from May 3rd to 5th, 2016 in the beautiful city of Izola in Slovenia.  Water Youth Network (WYN), as one of the nine project partners from […]

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