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World Bank Water at COP28: Young Water Professionals’ Debate on Climate and Water Management

December 8, 2023
Dubai, UAE and Online

This session is one of a series jointly organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), UNESCO-IHP, and the 2030 Water Resources Group Multi-Donor Trust Fund managed by the World Bank Water Global Practice.

A highlight of the COP28 Water Pavilion, this 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.” We will listen to arguments from mixed debate teams of emerging and seasoned professionals. Offering chances for audience interaction, questions, and rebuttals, we will delve into how we can support scalable solutions through systems approaches, achieving immediate and future benefits.


  • Date: December 8, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am GST / 2:00am ET
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