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:

 

  1. Presentation of Water Youth Network at UNESCO- IHE
  2. 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
  • Water Governance and Social Learning article  link to article 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 organizations and projects (YouKnoW! platform)

 

IWRM Coordinator

Laura Basco Carrera

Laura is a Spanish young professional, currently working in the field of Water Resources Management and Water Security at Deltares, research institute in the Netherlands. She is also doing a PhD on collaborative modelling to enhance the engagement of stakeholders and the use of modelling tools in decision-making processes. She became interested in international cooperation, sustainable and inclusive development when she was previously working for two NGOs in Latin America and Africa. She joined the Water Youth Network in 2013 with the aim to empower young people in the water sector by means of strengthening collaboration between youth-led organizations, sharing and developing knowledge, and enhancing inter-generational and cross-sector dialogue. Since she joined, she has held several management positions: coordinator of the event management group (2013-2015), business manager of the advisory board (2015-2016) and coordinator of the IWRM thematic group (2016-today).    

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

 

 

 

IWRM Co-coordinators

Anne-Marie Albrecht


Amy has been part of an international Erasmus Mundus degree with specialization in Flood Risk Management. There she discovered the value of international knowledge sharing, collaboration and friendship. She has therefore joined the Water Youth Network in September 2016 to support the vision of a connected and empowered youth. Currently, she is working on stormwater management in Germany, her home country.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Younoussa Abbossouka

MSc student at the University of Yaounde-Cameroon, Younoussa’s research focuses on Climate change and water management. He is also the water resource manager at Blue Rayame since June 2017. After his internship at GWP Central Africa in 2016, he understood the importance of connecting with Youth to solve water related issues. So in October 2016 he joined Water Youth Network and has been supporting actively the IWRM thematic group ever since.

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

 

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