Netherlands National IHP-HWRP Committee

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Youth Challenge: Climate Change, Migration, & Me

September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Join the challenge where Climate Change meets Migration, and win a day-entrance to COP 23!

Research climate-related displacements, add to the global discussion, and help reaching the Water SDGs

For details, see the contest specifications!


Every year, the lives of millions of people are affected when they are displaced by the impacts of weather and climate hazards. Estimated is that between 2008 and 2014, an annual average of at least 22.5 million people were displaced by the direct threat or impacts of for example droughts and floods on their safety, homes and livelihoods.

10 different organisations (e.g. Wageningen University, IHE Delft, and European Water Pact) who among others deal with issues concerning climate-related displacements ask your help in solving it

Questions asked are for example: What is the influence of ICT (use of internet) on migration patterns? What are the drought policies in (your) country; how does the average civilian cope with it? How aware are European citizens of the climate effects on their water availability or flooding chances?


We invite young students & professionals from all around the globe, living in the Netherlands, between 18 and 30 years old to join

With the aim to create multidisciplinary groups of young enthusiast for this global issue


Become part of the research groups working on these issues by registering before 1st of September at

Final result of the Challenge: Deliver a video and research poster with the results of the research to be presented at the final event


Start event, 18th of September: LEF Future Centre

One month for the research by you & your group. Expected time spend: 6-8 days Guided by the case owners and Deltares

Final event, 1st of November: Young Amsterdam International Water Week


September 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am
November 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm