Waterlution is pleased to offer this virtual edition of our Water Innovation Lab program to combine the development of young leaders in Mexico and Canada. WIL Mex-Can 2021 will blend traditional storytelling and applied leadership skills training with opportunities for regional and national collaborations around water. Participants will explore the world of water, first through culture and traditions, then through understanding water challenges and opportunities, so we can look at ways to collaborate, together.
An Inter-Cultural Water Learning Experience Exploring Culture, Storytelling and Pathways to Resilient Water Futures
3 Cultural Educators sharing traditional stories and songs
63 participants from Mexico and Canada
15 Resource Guests
5 Facilitators from both countries and perhaps many, many inter-country collaborations, knowledge exchange
OUR Water in MEXICO needs
In November 2019, Waterlution delivered the first WIL Mexico in the state of Nuevo León. Building on that success and in light of the global reality around Covid-19, Waterlution has adapted WIL Mexico, and is now offering it for the first time for both Mexico and Canada, in two languages and over three virtual sessions. The first session will include water storytelling from Indigenous cultural artists and educators, in the second we will learn about current water challenges and understanding the water sector in the two countries with a focus on water governance and watershed monitoring, and finally we will create a space to enable youth to be part of solving water issues.The Mexican-Canadian team for WIL Mexico-Canada 2020-2021 looks forward to facilitating increased collaboration between youth and young leaders of both countries
WHAT ARE WATER
Waterlution’s global Water Innovation Labs are front-running, immersive leadership development experiences designed to accelerate collaborative innovation, fast-track global knowledge sharing and devise new innovations that improve water security and support emerging leaders (18-35 yrs) to implement SDG targets connected to water in their organisations and projects.
With leadership training at its core, WIL Global experiences equip the next generation of young water researchers, policy-makers, and waterpreneurs with mindsets and skillsets for beyond 2021: collaboration,
global-engagement, complex problem solving, and impact-oriented thinking.
Our groundbreaking, cross-sector, cross-disciplinary approach has become a proven new model for global engagement, co-innovation leadership, and a catalyst for co-created change.
Now more than ever, the skills we train on during WIL are timely for an ever adapting world, one that has increased stress on water resources, and a great need to creatively look for solutions that address the cultural, economic, social and environmental aspects intertwined with water management across the globe.
3 Days Online
Storytelling and Cultural Connections to Water and Communities
To open up WIL Mex-Can 2021, guests will share their knowledge and cultural teachings on water. Will we learn from Indigenous artists, storytellers and waterkeepers from Mexico & Canada while also building community between participants.
Watershed Management, Water Challenges (in Mexico and Canada), Understanding Monitoring and Data
Building from Day 1, interactive training will focus on the current water situation in both countries. Together we will explore water governance, mechanisms for monitoring water systems and what we do with data to make sustainable choices. This session will invite Water management experts and leaders in Mexico and Canada to share approaches, highlighting both challenges and successful models, encouraging participants to think of creative and innovative solutions.
Collaborating on Water Innovations in local communities
This final session is all about collaborating together. Waterlution team facilitate an open space session, during which participants will share new ideas for solving local water challenges and move into group discussions to deepen these ideas as well as ways to collaborate on innovative on water solutions going forward.
WIL MEXICO-CANADA TEAM
& RESOURCE GUESTS