Gender & Youth Hub

at the United Nations 2023 Water Conference in New York City

We have reached capacity for in-person attendance. Please join us online for the livestream.

To set the agenda for the United Nations 2023 Water Conference, WaterWoman Project and NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs will kick off the summit’s first convening in 47 years with the Gender & Youth Hub on Monday, March 20, 2023. The event will livestream online and take place live at German House at 2:00pm – 4:00pm EDT. Seating is limited, so click above to “Get Tickets.”

The Gender & Youth Hub is the only platform calling for partnership action on water workforce development with technology centered on gender and youth.  

As essential voices in the climate resiliency conversation, women and youth are key to addressing our urgent water challenges, including the global workforce emergency created by record-level retirement, staffing shortages and a lack of gender representation. 

The Hub will focus on opportunities for water resiliency, like smart water technology that is driving the digital transformation in water management, and how gender-inclusive digital water jobs  are optimizing the way we manage our most important resource, while providing an equitable and just workforce of the future.

Speakers will dive deep into strategies for managing water resources and modernizing infrastructure, recruitment, on-the-job training and opportunities for career growth. Role models will share inspiring advice on how water jobs can become a calling, especially for women and nonbinary people of color who are underrepresented in the water workforce.  Speakers include NYC Youth Ambassadors, water utilities, water technology and engineering firms, government and policy officials, and more.  

Attendees will include STEM students, young professionals (YPs) and mid-career workers from the NYC metro area and beyond. 

WaterWoman Project

WaterWoman Project is the first women-led, diplomacy-driven initiative working to increase gender inclusivity to solve the water workforce crisis. The first program of WaterRising Institute, a United States-based 501(C)3 nonprofit organization, WaterWoman Project increases gender inclusivity and inclusive decision-making in water management to accelerate progress toward United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 5 (Gender Equality), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 14 (Life Below Water) by 2030.

UN 2023 Water Conference

With its first convening in 47 years, the United Nations 2023 Water Conference will take place March 22-24, 2023 in New York City to accelerate global momentum toward Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation, through multi-sector partnership commitments to action on water resiliency.