Water
Innovation
Labs

Equipping Young Leaders to Tackle Water Challenges Across the Globe

Water Innovation Labs develop future water leaders to think holistically, design innovatively, and communicate effectively across cultures. By uniting young researchers, innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, WIL creates a platform to build new relationships, accelerate knowledge sharing, build transferable leadership skills, and co-develop potential solutions to water challenges across the globe.

About WIL Programs

WIL is an opportunity to venture into the wild, offering inter-generational and cross-sectoral learning for an ‘on the ground’ level of collaboration between young leaders, mentors and facilitators. You will connect directly with visionary resource experts in water treatment technologies, policy development, and community level water management who will share their global knowledge in the water sector. Wherever in the world there is water, WIL exists to cultivate an unparalleled experience with facilitators and mentors that speak to each unique landscape. Our labs offer dynamic programming and challenges to ignite passion and spark innovative ideas and new skills to approach the future of water.

In the 21st century, water will be the marker of how countries flourish or fail. WIL is a transformative opportunity to expand your thinking with tangible experience of water projects and observing challenges firsthand.

Everything about WIL is designed to bring to the surface new thinking and solutions that can be implemented once you return to your place of work. Bottom line: you will leave the program with invaluable new connections you can turn to in the years ahead. Furthermore, you will experience an unforgettable learning environment and opportunity for hands-on practice, helping you to embed your new skills and insights developed at the Lab. Oh, and by the way, you’ll have a blast!

Why Get Involved
Why Get Involved

In the 21st century, water will be the marker of how countries flourish or fail. WIL is a transformative opportunity to expand your thinking with tangible experience of water projects and observing challenges firsthand.

Everything about WIL is designed to bring to the surface new thinking and solutions that can be implemented once you return to your place of work. Bottom line: you will leave the program with invaluable new connections you can turn to in the years ahead. Furthermore, you will experience an unforgettable learning environment and opportunity for hands-on practice, helping you to embed your new skills and insights developed at the Lab. Oh, and by the way, you’ll have a blast!

About WIL Programs
Collective “Challenge” Projects

Current water problems, innovation gaps, and community input will be the catalyst to form new project/company ideas that will be worked on throughout the program with peers & mentors.

Knowledge Sharing

In depth discussions shared knowledge across research areas and/or water interest areas, considering scenarios and factors for water’s future in the next 40 years.

Skill Development

WIL focuses on Leadership Development, Capacity Building, and Facilitation Training to support participants in becoming innovators in the field.

There will certainly be dialogue, but there will also be tremendous skill, knowledge-building, and innovative ideas that will transform into prototypes and action over the course of the Lab. WIL is not about a one-way transfer of information. The program is about drawing on the group’s collective wisdom, which is formed by the individual unique experiences and knowledge from around the world. The program will also have established leaders on hand to help you develop your knowledge and stimulate ideas.

WILs are designed to support and build the skills of young water leaders. For this reason, our target audience ranges between participants 20-35 years of age. However, if you are drawn to the Water Innovation Lab and fall outside of this age range, please be in touch by emailing us.

Who Are WILs For?
Who Are WILs For?

WILs are designed to support and build the skills of young water leaders. For this reason, our target audience ranges between participants 20-35 years of age. However, if you are drawn to the Water Innovation Lab and fall outside of this age range, please be in touch by emailing us.

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