World Water Day and Youth Water Heroes in Marseille

On March 21st-22nd, 2017 and as part of World Water Day’s celebrations on the theme “Wastewater”, GIWEH participated in the workshop “Youth Innovating with Wastewater for a Sustainable Mediterranean”  in Marseille. The event, organized by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in collaboration with the World Bank Group and Switch-Med, aimed to stimulate inter-generational and regional knowledge exchange on wastewater with a clear focus on youth.

The event brought together 60 youth participants and water experts from over 17 Mediterranean countries with the aim to create a water community of engaged youth!

During these two days, our water heroes were pitching their projects using wastewater to combat water scarcity.

Moreover, participants were introduced to the Irstea  Ecofilae Wat-A-Game, a game that aims to visualise, simulate and represent real-life river management situations involving all water stakeholders from upstream and downstream.

Switch-Med led a session on “Wastewater and the Circular Economy” and how some green entrepreneurs are considering ways to incorporate this resource – and other underutilized water resources – into their business plans.

The outcome of this interactive event will be the creation of a strong youth network for water in Mediterranean. GIWEH is looking forward to play an active role in this process.

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