“Youth” in the forefront: before and after World Water Forum. Online Youth Water Congress: “Emerging water challenges since COVID-19”

Detaljnije: https://www.iahr.org/index/detail/545


The online Water Youth Congress is co-organized by UNESCO Centre on Integrated and Multidisciplinary Water Resources Management (CIMWRM), hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), in Greece, in collaboration with UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP), the Youth Delegates to the World Water Council (YDWWC) and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

The young professionals (Yps) will have the opportunity to present their projects/research and also promote new innovative ideas for action (in 3-5 min). Meanwhile, they will have the opportunity to discuss and get some feedback from senior members(mentors) as well as to network with other YPs around the world and establish a connection with the 9th World Water Forum while disseminating the outcomes of the 9th WWF.

The interactive event will explore and discuss themes which will revolve around:

    1. Water-related disasters and climate crisis
    2. The “job” system in the Meta COVID-19 era
    3. Resilience of societies and “digital” communication and cooperation
    4. Management of groundwater resources, the “invisible water”
    5. Water-related issues of inclusiveness (culture / gender / indigenous peoples)

The Congress will have parallel sessions on the above-mentioned themes and after the end of the sessions “virtual spiritual coffee breaks” will be provided where discussions will take place among participants and mentors. Mentors are experts from academia and water enterprises/agencies, etc.
There will be given the opportunity to have “be to be” meetings with mentors as well.
There will be e-proceedings of the event and even the possibility of publication to peer review scientific journal under conditions to be specified.

Key dates

14 February 2022: Deadline for abstract submission (extended abstracts)
22 March 2022: Notification of abstract acceptance
29 May 2022: Deadline for paper submission in selected journals