Developing the capacity to secure the 21st Century Water Risk
An important capstone of Water Future is the education of students and young water professionals to build capacity among young scientists for successful science-policy interactions. It involves mentoring of the next generation of water scientists and practitioners, who will focus together on key planning challenges, adopting and capitalizing on the best state-of-the-art science, technology and water assessment tools and promoting an expanded use of integrated and ecosystem-based approaches for the design of future water security systems.
Mentoring is targeted at creating self-sufficient, in-country capabilities to monitor, assess and apply water-related sustainable development goal interventions. The objective here is threefold:
- to secure technical and facilitation support using individuals with a high degree of prior professional readiness;
- to provide a reciprocal experience, fostering their long-term professional growth, and;
- guide the next generation to become a much-needed element of the global water sciences community—the interdisciplinary research and knowledge facilitator.
2030WaterSecure, a joint initiative of Water Future and the United Nations University is an innovative vision to developing capacity by combining the state-of-the-art water knowledge with modern, personalized communication tools in order to tackle the 21st-century water challenges and facilitate effective implementation of 2030 Water Agenda.Read More about 2030WaterSecure