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About us

Young Water Solutions is an international non-profit organization that aims to develop and support the potential of young people to contribute to universal water, sanitation hygiene and water resources management. We do so by empowering young leaders and entrepreneurs, providing them the tools to carry out water and sanitation projects and launch social businesses in their communities. We promote an integrated approach and support initiatives that address inter linked challenges such as climate change adaptation, reforestation, youth employment, gender equality and food security.

Based in Brussels, Young Water Solutions was co-founded in 2015 by 16 young and senior water professionals from 11 different countries

but with a common vision: a world where young people contribute to making access to clean water and sanitation an everyday reality for all people on Earth.

Our mission is to make an effective and scalable contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals, by empowering young people to implement water solutions in their communities. By 2030, we aspire to empower over 1,000 young leaders, including at least 500 young women, to implement water solutions in their communities so that at least 1,000,000 people can rely on clean water and sanitation and enjoy a life in dignity.

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2.2 billion

people without access to safe water

4.2 billion

people without access to sanitation

1.8 billion

young people in the world, we believe they can drive the change!

Operational team

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Antonella Vagliente

Co-Founder & Director General (HQ in Brussels)

Antonella was born and raised in Argentina. She has been implementing youth empowerment and water projects since she was 15 years old. She has a degree in Local and Regional Development and a Master of Integrated Water Management from the university of Queensland.

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Miles Bell

Programme Officer (HQ in Brussels)

Miles holds an MSc in the Science and Governance of Water from King鈥檚 College London, where his research focused on community-based water resource management. He is the Water Security Editor at the Global Water Forum and has previously worked for consultancies and NGOs in international development, hydropower and water management.

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Sheila Ruyondo

2019 YWF East Africa local coordinator (TuriKumwe - Uganda)

A Rwandan and Ugandan native, Sheila holds an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) from the Uganda Pentecostal University. She is the founder of the NGO Turi Kumwe, and has previously worked on policy analysis and process mapping to ensure more efficient gender mainstreaming. She has built her career in a variety of roles, ranging from WASH to international education, rule of law program design, and rural public health.

Young Water Solutions members and Board

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Bart Devos
Belgium, President
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Joachim d鈥橢ugenio
Germany, Board Member
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Wasif Babar Bashir

Pakistan. Co-founding member
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Susanne Reitsma

The Netherlands. Co-founding member
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Joshua Newton

USA, Board member
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Ilias Sawadogo
Burkina Faso, Vice President
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Amna Omer
Sudan. Co-founding member
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Arturo Martinez

Mexico. Co-founding member
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Koffi Yameogo

Ivory Coast. Co-founding member
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Arnaud Courtecuisse

France. Co-founding and associate member
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Jo Van Cauwenberghe
Belgium, Board Member
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Flamay Ahiafor
Togo. Co-founding member
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Bart Devos
Belgium, President
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Joachim d鈥橢ugenio
Germany, Board Member
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Joshua Newton
USA, Board member
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Ilias Sawadogo
Burkina Faso, Vice President
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Amna Omer
Sudan. Co-founding member
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Arturo Martinez
Mexico. Co-founding member
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Jo Van Cauwenberghe
Belgium, Board Member
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Flamay Ahiafor
Togo. Co-founding member
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Koffi Yameogo
Ivory Coast. Co-founding member
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Wasif Babar Bashir
Pakistan. Co-founding member
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Susanne Reitsma
The Netherlands. Co-founding member
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Arnaud Courtecuisse
France. Co-founding and associate member