Young Water Professionals’ Debate on Climate and Water Management

A highlight of the Water Pavilion, the Young Water Professionals’ debate will be a lively discussion between our enthusiastic future leaders and recognized senior experts.

Youth are crucial agents in the implementation of climate-resilient water management due to their potential to drive innovation, raise awareness, and mobilize communities. The motion: “This house contends that traditional methods aren’t working, and we need to rapidly switch to drastic new strategies for climate and water management.”


Senior professionals:

  • Juliet Willetts, Professor and Research Director, University of Technology Sydney
  • John Matthews, Executive Director, Alliance for Global Water Adaptation
  • Lance Gore, Principal Portfolio Management Specialist, Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Young professionals:

  • Pan Ei Ei Phyoe, University of Oxford DPhil Candidate
  • Shuchi Vora, Resilience Knowledge Coalition Lead, Global Resilience Partnerships
  • Silvia Caprara, Young Farmer, World Farmers’ Organisation

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