Who we are

The World Youth Parliament for Water is a youth network acting for water around the world. Our members ensure that youth voices are heard by decision makers, take local action in their communities, and team up for shared solutions. Our membership comes from a wide range of countries, regions and socio-economic contexts. We consider this diversity to be our biggest strength.

Advocacy

Motivating international decision makers to respond to the voices of the world's youth.

Awareness

Spreading the world about major water-related challenges, pushing stakeholders to act.

Local action

Supporting concrete local projects from our global network of members.

We’re directly affected by water issues. It is essential that we have a say in how they’re managed right now.

Meet the Board

The Parliament's Board is elected for a three-year mandate to represent the network and its members in all major world regions. They ensure dialogue between all the network's members, while respecting maximum diversity.
Lindsey Aldaco-Manner

Lindsey Aldaco-Manner

President

Lindsey is a graduate of the master's program at Texas A&M University, focusing on science-based policy and water reuse governance.

Roshani Bhattarai

Roshani Bhattarai

Vice-President

Roshani is a law student and founded the Nepal Youth Parliament for Water, which is engaged in local action across the country.

Zinsou Nounagnon Dakoz Daunou

Zinsou Nounagnon Dakoz Daunou

focal point – Africa

Zinsou is a dedicated advocate who is currently president of the Benin National Youth Parliament for Water and Sanitation.

Pippi Van Ommen

Pippi Van Ommen

Focal point - Europe

Pippi cares deeply about preserving water resources for the future. She is studying at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Jeffery Liao

Jeffery Liao

Vice focal point – Asia

As a medical student in his native Taiwan, it is Jefferys conviction that change comes through collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Bota Sharipova

Bota Sharipova

Vice Focal Point - Asia

Bota Sharipova has represented Central Asia at the High-Level Panel for Water and Peace, among others. She is from Kazakhstan.

Pedro Cunha

Pedro Cunha

Vice focal point – Americas

Driven to achieve change, Pedro believes that we can heal our environment through art, and mobilizing Latin American networks for action campaigns.

Alex Whitebrook

Alex Whitebrook

Focal point - Oceania

Alex is interested in the nexus of water policy, development and climate change. Originally from Australia, he is a graduate student in Geneva, Switzerland.

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