Archive for December, 2014

Enjoy your Christmas days

It’s almost Christmas, for many of you this is a time to relax and enjoy time with your family. So: enjoy!!! Hope to meet you all next year at the International Water Week 2015 in Amsterdam. Don’t forget: little less conversation, more action.

Article in the Aquatech news by Marie Rødsten Sagen

AQUATECH is the trade exhibition during the Amsterdam International Water Week in Amsterdam and our Young AIWW Ambassador which was chosen during the AIWW 2013, Marie Rødsten Sagen, wrote an article for the AQUATECH newsletter! The energetic article is titled ‘HOW ELVIS AND MILEY CYRUS CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND WHY YOUTH ARE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTORS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE WATER SECTOR’ and deals with the questions: ‘What is the role of youth in taking measures to achieve real results?’ and ‘With what can youth contribute to the future of the water sector?’.

The  article can be found on the website of the Aquatech. You can also subscribe for the newsletter by Aquatech to stay updated and get the news straight to your inbox!  
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OneWorld Water Battle

Team members of YIWW are always busy with water! Some of them joined the OneWorld Water Battle. In this Dutch battle the aim was to plan a public campaign to make more people aware of urgent water problems. The three water themes were ‘Tap water’; ‘Water Footprint Fashion’ and ‘Rainproof’. Relating questions where: ‘How do we make tap water trendy?’; ‘Did you know that 2700 Liters of water is used in the production of your T-shirt? With that amount of water you can take a shower more than 40 times’; ‘How do we make urban people active in protecting their cities to the more intensified rain storms, now and in the future?’

Last Thursday the teams had to present their innovative ideas for public campaigns in Amsterdam. A jury of both media and water experts chose the winning team of each theme. These plans will become reality in 2015!

We should be thankful for the good quality of tap water in the Netherlands. Therefore we will celebrate this on ‘thank you tap water’-day.
The winning team of the theme ‘Water Footprint Fashion’ challenges people to ‘stay dry’ for three months: can you make it to not buy any clothes for three months? With their accompanying website, app and cloth exchange dates, this will be fun and in a positive way people become aware of what impact the production of clothes has.
At last, the Rainproof team shows how people can help catching liters of rainwater, so the sewer system does not become overflown in case of a heavy rain event. You can make your own little garden hanging at the steering wheel of your bicycle!

Learn more about the themes and have a look at the kick-ass public campaigns that will become reality in 2015! (Dutch)

Call for Papers!

Hey Young Water Professionals, participate and submit your paper! At the end of this news item you will find the link to the flyer of the Call for Papers  

‘Integrated solutions for a circular economy and resilient cities’

 Call for papers now open!

 Does your idea deserve to be heard at the unique cross cutting international platform for integrated water solutions? Submit your paper to the AIWW  conference, part of the Amsterdam International Water Week.  

Tomorrows’ water challenges call for a transition to an innovative, integrated approach. The AIWW conference ‘Integrated solutions for a circular economy and resilient cities’ is the platform for this debate. Cities take centre stage in the programme, which is divided into three sub- themes and cross cutting themes:

1. Urban utilities & the circular economy

2. Sustainable production & industrial response: reduce, reuse and recover

3. Urban resilience & adaptation to climate change

4. Cross cutting: finance, governance and preconditions for sustainable solutions.

Please submit your outline for papers before February 14th, 2015. For more information, please read the attached call for papers.  

The Amsterdam International Water Week: Make the connection

 The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. The event crosses borders between water and sanitation, delta-technoloy, food, agriculture, finance and governance. Thus bringing together a unique mix of professionals conducive to the transition to a circular economy and resilient cities.

The AIWW offers an inspiring combination of events: the AIWW  conference, the renowned Aquatech Trade Exhibition, excursions to Amsterdam and the Netherlands,  the Sarphati Sanitation Award, an extensive young water professionals programme and inspiring social events.

Flyer: Call for Papers AIWW

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