• Youth on the move

    16 March 2012

    Youth on the move in the Forum alleys (Photo : 6th Water World Forum / Christophe Taamourte)

    The 6th World Water Forum innovates in giving youth a large importance. From students to young professionals, they all contribute to success of the different events that are taking place. Flashback on the main initiatives.

    For more than 2 years, the “Roots and Citizenship Commission” has been focusing on the initiatives and contributions of students (age 18-25) from all over the world, reaching multiple outcomes: youth vision development, declaration from the Water Youth Parliament, conferences, etc.

    A fresh look on water

    The youth movement  brings a new look on water issues. It helps “create links between us”, explains Marie-Alix Prat, one of the three leaders of the  Youth Movement for Water working group.

    The Forum puts forward youth and general public awareness-raising regarding the “Youth and Water” network’s role to make the voice of the young heard abroad and to foster dialogue between all the generations.

    "Young people have the right to sit at the Solutions table in the institutions”, declares Olivier Thibault, General Director of the Artois-Picardie Water Agency.

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