Youth Water Agenda: Transforming the Future of Water Security

Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Tomorrow

The world is facing a growing water crisis, and it’s not just a local problem—it’s global and systemic. This crisis impacts all of us, particularly women, indigenous peoples, marginalized communities, and youth. But here’s the good news: we, the youth, have the power to change the course and influence outcomes.
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What is the youth water agenda

What is the Youth Water Agenda?

Introducing the Youth Water Agenda, a dynamic campaign launched by the Global Commission on the Economics of Water, designed to empower global youth to advocate and participate in shaping water security.
This transformative initiative was introduced at the World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia, and will lead up to the launch of our Final Report this September and beyond.

Campaign Highlights

A Transformative Video Series: Our campaign features a series of social media engagements with videos on Instagram, X, Facebook, Tiktok and Linkedin led by passionate youth champions and leaders from all corners of the globe. Each video delves into critical issues related to the water crisis, such as:

Water Security and Food Security

Understanding how water scarcity directly affects food production and availability.

Impact on Forests

Exploring the interconnection between water resources and forest ecosystems.


Highlighting groundbreaking innovations addressing water challenges.

Justice and Governance

Discussing the role of fair governance in ensuring equitable access to water.

Get Involved: Make Waves of Change

Join us and become a part of this vibrant movement to shape a water-secure future. Here’s how you can get involved:
Engage with Our Content: Watch our Instagram, X, Facebook, TikTo and Linkedin posts covering various thematic issues related to the water crisis. Each video concludes with a call to action, and we want to hear your voice!
Share Your Ideas: Respond to our video posts by stitching a video reply. Share your ideas and perspectives with the Commission and participate in the Youth Water Agenda.
Get involved make ways of change

Join the movement

Together, alongside other young climate and water champions and leaders, we can redefine the way we value and govern water, ensuring it remains a common good for all.
Join us in shaping a sustainable future where water is a common good for all. Your voice is powerful—use it to make a difference. Let’s create waves of change and build a future where water security is a reality for everyone.
Stay connected, stay informed, and stay passionate. The future of water security depends on us.

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Thematic focus


Social Media Toolkit

In our mission to amplify our collective voice and impact, we are thrilled to introduce the Youth Water Agenda Social Media Toolkit. This toolkit is crafted to empower and equip you—the passionate youth champion —with the messaging and visual assets you need to share and promote the critical issues surrounding our water crisis.

Why a toolkit?

It’s simple. We understand the power of social media in shaping narratives and fostering change. By providing you with key messages, impactful visuals, and compelling storytelling guides, we aim to make it easier for you to spread the word, educate others, and drive action within your networks.

What's included?

  • Customizable Graphics: Eye-catching images and infographics that you can tailor with local data or personalize messages to resonate with your community.
  • Pre-written Social Media Posts: For ease of use, we’ve prepared a suite of ready-to-use captions that highlight major water security themes, designed for immediate sharing across platforms.
  • Hashtags for Visibility:  Use our campaign-specific hashtags to join the global conversation and connect with fellow activists worldwide.
  • Storytelling Guidelines: Tips and prompts to help you share your own stories or the stories of those affected by water insecurity, making the global crisis relatable at a personal level.
This toolkit is designed not just for sharing but for sparking meaningful conversations and driving actionable feedback. We encourage you to use these resources to engage, inform, and inspire your peers, policymakers, and the global community at large. Your advocacy can transform awareness into action and indifference into movement.
Join us, arm yourself with the toolkit, and let’s make waves together.

On Instagram: The “Sequence” feature offers a creative opportunity to seamlessly blend multiple clips, weaving them into a cohesive narrative within a single Instagram story.

  1. Locate the reel you wish to stitch a reply to.
  2. Click on the three dots located in the top right corner.
  3. From the options that appear, select the “Sequence” button. This will enable you to stitch together multiple clips.
  4. Trim the clip to show the selection you wish to respond to and click next.
  5. Record or choose a video. You have the option to record your response directly or select a pre-recorded video from your device’s library. Once you are satisfied click “Next”.
  6. Write your caption and adjust the cover and preview to your preferences.
  7. Tag @watercommongood and use #YouthWaterAgenda in your caption.
  8. Once everything looks good, hit the “Post” button to share your video response with your followers!

On TikTok: Stitch is a creation tool that allows you to combine another video on TikTok with one you’re creating. If you allow another person to Stitch with your video, they can use a part of your video as a part of their own video. Keep in mind, you must have a public account to allow others to Stitch with your videos.

  1. In the TikTok app, tap the Share button on the side of the video you’d like to Stitch.
  2. Tap Stitch at the bottom.
  3. Choose the part of the video you’d like to Stitch, then tap Next.
  4. Choose from the filming options on the side panel.
  5. Tap the Record button to start and stop your recording, then tap the check mark.
  6. Edit your video, then tap Next.
  7. Adjust your settings, write a caption, and tap Post.
  1. How can we as young leaders collaborate across borders and sectors to address global water challenges through multi-level governance?
  2. What ideas do you have to tackle the global water crisis?
  3. What can we do to tackle water challenges and protect our future?
  4. Got ideas on how we can leverage data to solve water problems?
  5. What can we do to make sure our water stays safe?
  6. How can we, as young leaders across multiple sectors, join forces to tackle the water, climate, and biodiversity crisis?
  7. How can we act in our communities to advocate for sustainable water practices?
  8. What creative ways can we engage our communities in preserving our forests?
  9.  What are your innovative, creative solutions to tackle the global water crisis?
  10. How would you shake things up and transform our approach to water?

Empowering each of you to share impactful stories is at the core of our
mission. These guidelines are crafted to help you weave compelling
narratives around the water crisis, driving empathy, understanding, and
action. Whether you’re sharing your personal experience or highlighting
the plight of communities affected by water insecurity, your story has the
power to move hearts and minds.

  1. Start with Why: Begin by explaining why water security matters to you. Personal connections make your story more relatable and emphasize the urgency of the issue.
  2. Paint a Picture: Use vivid descriptions to create a visual scene for your audience. Whether it’s the beauty of a landscape at risk or the challenges faced by a local community, help your followers see the world through your eyes.
  3. Use Powerful Language: Driving appeal with strong, powerful language can increase engagement with your audience, encouraging them to action. Words have power, so choose phrases that evoke empathy, passion, or hope
  4. Share Real Experiences: Authenticity resonates. Share real stories of how water insecurity has affected you, your family, or your community. Real-world examples amplify the message and underline the importance of collective action.
  5. Highlight Solutions and Actions: While it’s important to showcase the challenges, also shine a light on solutions, however small. Encourage your audience by showing them that change is possible and that their actions have impact.
  6. End with a Call to Action: Always conclude your story with a specific call to action. Whether it’s watching a video, signing a petition, or simply sharing your post, give your audience a clear way to help and be part of the solution.
  7. Use Hashtags Wisely: Incorporate our campaign-specific hashtags (#YouthWaterAgenda) to increase the visibility of your story and connect with a global community.
  8. Seek Consent and Respect Privacy: When sharing stories involving others, especially in vulnerable situations, always seek their consent first and respect their privacy. Blur faces or anonymize details if needed.

By following these guidelines, your storytelling will not only inform but inspire and mobilize. Together, we can use our voices to illuminate the water crisis, advocate for sustainable solutions, and foster a global movement for change. Your story could be the catalyst that drives a fellow activist to action, persuades a policymaker to listen, or even changes a community’s fate.