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We envision a world where everyone has access to a safe, sustainable source of water and sanitation.
Advocacy & Awareness
We work to influence decision makers and the public on key water issues. When we see an opportunity to amplify the voices of the disadvantaged, we ensure that their knowledge and expertise are a vital part of practical and political solutions.
Decentralized cooperation: an asset for smart territories in rural areas
During the third forum on France-Moldova cooperation for territories attractiveness, organized by the French Embassy in Chisinau (Moldova) last October, our president – Antonella Cagnolati – presented our commitments for the involvement of civil society in a decentralized approach to cooperation, placing representatives of French and Moldovan local authorities around the same table.
Progress for a sustainable water governance in Peru

Our commitment is to engage institutional actors at all levels therefore, on October 19, 2018, we organized a high-level panel in the Peruvian Parliament. Additionally, in December, during a coordination meeting of the National Blue Book Committee (NBBC), a calendar was adopted to follow up on the progress and member’s commitments. We are happy to announce that the World Youth Parliament for Water is now member of the NBBC.

Field projects
We strive to provide high-quality, sustainable water supply and sanitation infrastructure for communities that need it most. Our projects are models of participatory governance and management, drawing on our multi-decade experience in transboundary hotspots in water-insecure areas.
Breakthrough for full cost recovery of rural water supply in Tajikistan
A major breakthrough was achieved in our Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Program in the Ferghana Valley. The Antimonopoly Agency of both national and provincial levels approved the water tariffs in all rural water systems that were implemented with the support of our local team in Tajikistan.
The government of Uzbekistan adopted our community-led approach to water management.
After over a decade of our activities, supplying over 160 000 people, the recently created Ministry of Communal Services finally adopted the model for scaling up throughout the country where and when feasible. Jointly, interested international financing institutions such as the World Bank are envisioning allocating funds for national replication.
Inter-municipal cooperation for decentralized governance in the
Nirnova sub-basin
The second mayor’s meeting in the Nirnova sub-basin (Moldova) aimed to implement a governance system based on inter-municipal cooperation for water and sanitation.
It was a busy end of the year for youth and 2019 looks just as exciting.
Youth in action in Senegal : water, peace & sustainable development
In December, we mobilized 25 Senegalese youth during the Bambey #WaterGeneration Meetup on the theme water, peace and sustainable development. In line with our youth strategy, this end of the year enabled us to help young people reach their potential to become agents of change and express themselves with a strong voice.
A strong youth commitment at COP24
In December, thanks to the Youth Voices Policy Choices initiative, 14 youth were able to influence the stakeholders at COP24, narrowing the link between water and climate. It was the opportunity to announce the Youth for Water and Climate grant winners. The 6 winning projects will be supported by partners and implemented by youth in 2019.
A manifesto from youth & the Club of Strasbourg member cities on the future of Europe
In November, we organized a #WaterGeneration meetup in the context of the Club of Strasbourg’s 16th Assembly to produce and adopt a Youth and European Cities Manifesto on the Future of Europe,  aspiring to capture the attention of policy makers for the upcoming European elections in May 2019.
Coming up
In 2019, in West Africa, Ton Futur Ton Climat will start its second year and continue to support innovative projects for climate change adaptation. In Central Asia, thanks to a partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, we will empower youth as agents of change. Simultaneously we will continue to mobilize all parts of civil society particularly through coalitions such as Butterfly Effect. Finally, we will strengthen our actions on the field (Peru, Moldova, Central Asia …) and move to new communities.
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