Water Youth Movement
We are young, enthusiastic people who believe that it is important to give young people all over the world a say in how their future should look like.
Together, as a global youth movement, we will be able to influence important decisions. The film explains our plan and we hope you will join us.
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Today, almost 900 million people do not have access to safe drinking water and more than double lack access to basic sanitation. Both with detrimental effects. Water can be a friend, but also an enemy through storms, droughts and floods that are expected to become more serious in future. Every part of the world faces different water challenges.
The current water crisis hits us, children and youth, hard: diseases and health risks hit this vulnerable group harder than others, limiting the freedom and opportunities to use our full potential, to build up good lives and to contribute to the societies we belong to.
It is obvious that we, the youth of the world, have a large stake to get involved in the decision making on water; the future is ours!
The World Water Forum gives us the chance to speak up and to get involved in the process leading up to the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille. We are invited to think about and contribute to the targets set by the World Water Community.
The following months, we will gather contributions to the discussions from all over the world. These contributions will come from young people already active in other youth initiatives to the Forum, and from youth outside of this initiative. Everyone is free to join.
Do you want to get involved too?