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Youth Forums for the Columbia River

Join youth from across North America in February 2023 to advocate for the future of the Columbia River Basin in preparation for the March 2023 UN Water Conference.

These forums will provide the opportunity for youth and young/early-career professionals who have a stake in the future of the Columbia River Basin. The forum will collect, organize, and empower youth and young professionals as water stakeholders during the current renegotiation period of the Columbia River Treaty. NAYPW will publicize the results of the forums as a report describing youths' and young/early-career professionals' concerns, visions, and action commitments for the basin. These outcomes will be directly related and added to the Global Youth Movement for Water Action Agenda and the UN 2030 Water Action Agenda registry for progress on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.

The format of the forums will be either hybrid (virtual and in-person) or virtual-only, depending on the communities' and participants' needs. Be sure to indicate which format best suits your needs in the form below. We will also need basic location information to help connect participants with each other for local forum discussions.