World Water Forum
The World Water Forum (WWF) is the biggest water-related event and is organised by the World Water Council (WWC), an international multi-stakeholder platform bringing together nearly 400 institutions, from nearly 70 countries around the world. The WWF encourage debates and exchanges of experience, aiming to reach a common strategic vision on water resources and water services management amongst all in the water community. The event is promoted every three years and in March 2018, it will be held in the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, as the 8th edition takes place in Brasília, Brasil.
WYN’s history is closely related to the WWFs. The first steps to start the network were led by youth attending WWF6, held in France, in 2012. Since then, WYN advocates for youth representativeness and meaningful participation in all the Forum processes, having led the Youth Forum in WWF7. Now, WWF8 marks the first time in which WYN has a seat in the scientific and technical organisation of the event, being selected for the group of coordinators for the Thematic Process carrying the main theme of the Forum: SHARING. We are working alongside UNESCO and other mainstream organisations, and have successfully advocated for the inclusion of other youth initiatives from all over the world in the processes leading to WWF8.
For more information on WWF or the WWC, please visit their websites, and contact the WYN’s Coordinator of the project: Camilo Benitez.
Camilo is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at the University of Twente, The Neatherlands. He holds a degree in Political Science, a MPhil in System Dynamics, and a MSc in Business Administration. He is interested in developing theoretical insights into the ways that project partners solve contractual issues during the exploitation phase of Public-Private Partnerships. He has been involved in WYN since 2015, bringing youth voice in venues such as Singapore Water Week and OECD’s Water Governance Programme. At the moment is the focal point of WYN for the WWF8.
His LinkedIn profile can be found here and his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org