Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)

Integrated Water Resources Management 

The Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) thematic working group aims at identifying opportunities and developing strategies to get WYN involved in water-related projects by promoting the meaningful inclusion of young people and youth organizations into the water sector, and by showcasing projects employing IWRM concepts in youth platforms at international level. This will be facilitated through publication & dissemination of research and by enhancing young people participation in decision making processes.

 

The IWRM Thematic Group aims to support the Water Youth Network in an efficient and structured way by setting up seven main priorities. These are as follows:

 

Priority 1: IWRM project management and communication

Priority 2: Growing network and Sharing Knowledge and experiences

Priority 3: Organize and participate in events and conferences

Priority 4: IWRM, nexus and Water Security Approach; research and publications

Priority 5: Water governance, advocacy and participation in global processes

Priority 6: Capacity development and awareness raising

Priority 7: Design and implementation of Water Youth Projects

  • Priority 1: IWRM project management and communication

Project management and communication aims to support the IWRM project coordination, expand the exchange of knowledge within the network and raising funds.

Activities related to PG1:

  • Presentation of Water Youth Network at UNESCO- IHE
  • Youth Action Plan with Global Water Partnership (GWP)  (Link here)

 

  • Priority 2: Growing network and Sharing Knowledge and experiences

We aim to consolidate networks internally and externally of the WYN especially in terms of IWRM. To achieve this overall goal, we are creating an IWRM capacity building programme and an interactive database “YouKnow” with IWRM related youth organizations and projects.

Activities related to PG2:

  • Help strengthening youth network in South Asia with the Global Water Partnership
  • Establishment of the IWRM team for the YouKnow project (Link here)
  • #YWC/JEC Communication Campaign (Link here)

 

  • Priority 3: Organize and participate in events and conferences

The Event Management and Participation team aims at creating the enabling conditions for young people to fruitfully participate in international and regional events.

Activities related to PG3:

  • Participation at World Water Week in Stockholm  (Link here)
  • Participation at the World Water Forum 8 (Link here)
  • Participation at Singapore International Water Week (Link here)
  • Participation at COP23, COY13  (Link here)
  • Participation at Amsterdam International Water Week
  • Participation at SIE SEE event  (Link to event here)
  • Presentation of YouKnow on “Love the Tucunduba” project
  • Participation at Budapest Water Summit  (Link here)

 

  • Priority 4: IWRM, nexus and Water Security Approach; research and publications

We follow the latest news related to IWRM with an accent to Water Security and the Water-Food-Energy Nexus. We are initializing a dynamic and collaborating policy-science-practice platform for developing joint research and preparing scientific and communication articles.

Activities related to PG4:

  • Developing Water Youth Live videos
  • IWRM Data repository (Link here)
  • Water Governance and Social Learning article  (Link here)
  • White Paper on Water, Youth and Jobs (Link here)

 

  • Priority 5: Water governance, advocacy and participation in global processes

We aim to mainstream youth participation across governance and advocate for involvement and inclusion of our voices in policy and IWRM processes.

Activities related to PG5:

  • Support United Nations Major Group of Children and Youth in IWRM related activities such as the implementation and monitoring of SDG6  (Link here)

 

  • Priority 6: Capacity development and awareness raising

We support young leaders’ development and training to make their participation and impact in IWRM related projects and workshops more effective, through offering opportunities for IWRM knowledge honing and deepening and building this teams facilitation skills.

Activities related to PG6:

  • IWRM actor mapping
  • Preparation of facilitation guideline for fruitful participation in conferences and policy processes
  • Train the trainers program
  • Development of ‘How-To’ Toolkit for young water professionals
  • Mentorship program

 

  • Priority 7: Design and implementation of Water Youth Projects

We collect, develop and implement ideas related to IWRM and identify opportunities and develop strategies to get WYN involved in water-related projects.

Activities related to PG7:

  • Support Young Water Fellowship Selection Committee
  • Proposal Guidelines
  • Identification of IWRM related youth organizaions and projects

 

IWRM  Co-coordinators

 

Camilla Hellen Peixoto de Lima

Camilla is a Brazilian young professional. For the past 7 years, she worked with research related to water quality, assessment of the hydrological impact of dams, environmental licensing of dams, rain-flow modeling, water allocation and environmental flows. She holds a BSc. Eng. in Environmental Engineering (2011) and a Master degree in Environment, Water, and Sanitation (2014). Currently, she is a Doctorate student in Civil Engineering-Water Resources and Environment, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil, during her doctorate period She did a 12-month exchange program as a visiting scholar at the Texas A&M University, USA, from November 2015- October 2016. Besides her academic background, Camilla does volunteer works in several organizations such as Water Youth Network since April 2017 as part of the IWRM thematic group becoming a co-coordinator of it on 2018 and OMA-BRASIL (Non-governmental Organization of Civil Society for Public Interests) since 2015 working with technical chambers of Brazilian watershed committees. She was also a moderator at the “Your voice” platforms at the World Water Forum 8th and participated in two innovation labs, one in Denmark and another one in Brazil in 2017.

Her LinkedIn profile can be found here and her email address is c.lima@wateryouthnetwork.org

 

 

 

Daud Hamidi

M. Daud Hamidi, Member of WYN, holds Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resource Management. Prior to starting his master’s degree, he was an adjunct lecture at Jami University, Afghanistan, having more than 4 years of working experience with international organizations. He is developing integrated surface and underground model for Kabul City Region using DHI MIKE SHE/11 as a research consultant for project supported by USAID PEER. He did short term consultations on flood modeling and hydrological modelling for School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University and Kazhydromet supported by UNDP.
He led one of the WYN satellite events for the World Water Forum 8.
Recently, he did an Internship with Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

His LinkedIn profile can be found here and his email address is d.hamidi@wateryouthnetwork.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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