Your input for Valuing Water initiative

Your input for Valuing Water initiative

The Water Youth Network (WYN) has joined forces with the Netherlands IHP-HWRP Committee, the World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW), and the Young AIWW (YWP Amsterdam International Water Week), to create the above animation and show why it is especially important for young people to give input to the #valuingwater process.

Your input and action
As young person, your thoughts and actions on #valuingwater are highly valued! You are invited by 11 heads of state to comment on draft principles on Valuing Water. We also know that actions speak louder than words. The consultation provides space to showcase the actions you might already undertake, or great plans you have, that link to valuing water. Share them via the consultation with the High Level Panel for Water! Read more about the initiative below, and check the film for more information!

Visit this website, and click the tab ‘consultation’ to provide your input:
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/HLPWater

Water and the UN
Water is high on the agenda at the United Nations. To support a ‘comprehensive, inclusive and collaborative way of developing and managing water resources, and improving water and sanitation related services’, the Secretary General has invited 11 Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser to champion a comprehensive, inclusive and collaborative way of developing and managing water resources, and improving water and sanitation related services.

Value water and the High Level Panel on Water
This High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) focuses first and foremost on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6 to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, but also on the achievement of the other SDGs that rely on the development and management of water resources.

One of the HLPW’s key cross cutting projects is on Valuing Water. This project aims to contribute to “a global consensus and common language to guide better approaches to valuing water across three critical dimensions – social and cultural, environmental and economic”. To support a common language and development of joint action, the HLPW provided the Bellagio Principles on Valuing Water.

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