Water Innovation Lab Brazil 2017
IS WIL Brazil for you?
Are you 18-35 years old, passionate about water and speak Portuguese?
Do you have a water project, business idea, or artistic intervention that you would like to develop?
Do you want to meet, learn with, and inspire other young water leaders from around the globe?
Come to São Paulo Brazil for a transformative week of engagement, innovation and change-making in November 2017.
WIL Brazil will empower and engage young leaders, entrepreneurs and networks in a multi-sectorial environment to create innovations and solutions to the meet the current and future water challenges of São Paulo and Brazil. To build a positive legacy on the theme with new skills of leadership and action in a relevant, collaborative, efficient and creative way.
We will spend the first two days in São Paulo – the largest city in Brazil with an estimated population of 20 million people, going on expeditions to learn about the infrastructure and culture of water that keeps the city moving. Visits to treatment stations, covered and uncovered rivers, watersheds, agricultural and industrial sites to question how innovation can change the way the city engages with water.
We then will move to the amazing countryside outside of the city to work together with our mentors and facilitators and a pop-up MakerLab for 4 days at ARUANÃ: aruana.com.br
Water Innovation Lab Brazil will develop the skills of 100 young water leaders (Brazilian and international speakers of Portuguese) in a three phase experience:
Selection process and preparation:
August – October 2017
6 day immersion in the the state of São Paulo:
4 – 10 November 2017
Action Initiatives until the World Water Forum:
November – March 2018
About Our WIL PROGRAM
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.
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