Developing Water Solutions Within the Context of Climate Change and Mitigation Approaches
WHAT IS WIL?
The Water Innovation Lab, known as WIL, is a front-running, immersive leadership training designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge-sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security. WIL supports emerging leaders (18-35 yrs) to implement Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets connected to water both in their organisations and their projects. WIL develops future water leaders to think holistically, design innovatively, and communicate effectively across cultures.
WATER in LEBANON needs
Lebanon has long been challenged by inherited instabilities and the urgency of the situation peeked ever since the revolutionary year of 2019. With the growing political, economical,environmental, and social uncertainties, Lebanon calls for structural and holistic changes that intervene for a promising rebound.
Sustainable innovations is the needed change amid a country’s struggles and the drive that contributes to the establishment of regenerative growth. It is, during the critical situations, where individuals should push boundaries to cultivate innovation and develop leadership skills.
WIL Lebanon recognizes the need in Lebanon and the region to support emerging leaders (18-30 years) to accelerate collaborative innovation, share fast-track knowledge, and devise new innovations that improve water security in their organisations and projects while implementing water SDG targets. Our approach is groundbreaking as it is cross-sector, cross-disciplinary, and focused on co-innovation leadership.
Applications are now open.
Applications close June 23, 2021
WIL Lebanon 2021 will be delivered in Arabic.
Certificates will be offered to participants who attend a minimum of 5 live sessions outlining the topics covered in this innovation lab.
6 weekly virtual sessions held on Wednesdays at
5:00 pm Lebanon Time
+ 1 closing virtual session on August 18
Phase I focuses on immersive innovative and leadership training that concludes with co-innovative solutions designed at a conceptual level within multidisciplinary teams.
Participants who meet all requirements and present their projects are selected to participate in Phase II.
October - November 2021
Phase II supports the co-innovative solutions to achieve proof of concept through designing a pilot or prototype of their project; with a training workshop called “Test Zone”.
Details to come
Developing water solutions within the context of Climate Change and Mitigation approaches
WIL Lebanon team will leverage local context and train a new co-hort of young leaders and students to develop water solutions within the context of Climate Change and Mitigation approaches and geographically continue WIL Lebanon focus on the Litani River and Bekka region, looking at:
- Socio-economics: Flooding and drought & Nexus
- Water Governance: Effectiveness, efficiency & management
- Climate Mitigation: Hydropower and Renewables
- Water Quality: Industrial, agricultural & wastewater
A focus on the Litani River in the Bekaa Region through designing innovative water solutions
WIL Lebanon 2020 focuses on the Litani River’s industrial , agricultural and social water challenges. It provides an opportunity to engage youth and young leaders in coming up with innovative solutions to tackle water challenges facing Lebanon’s Litani River, looking at :
- Circular economy
- Water-Energy-Food-Health Nexus
- Iot, Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence
- Revival of Traditional Knowledge
Building Resilience in Water-Energy-Food-Health Systems in an Arid and Semi-Arid Region
WIL Lebanon 2019 focuses on climate change and human demographic impacts on water, energy, food and health. It provides an opportunity to engage youth and young leaders in coming up with innovative solutions to tackle water in an arid and semi-arid region, looking at:
- Rural water challenges: designing frugal water solutions for low-income and high-risk displaced communities.
- Urban water challenges: growth and planning
- Industrial water challenges: circular economy
- High tech solutions: AI, IoT, Data Science
- Revival of Indigenous Knowledge
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