Wavemakers United inspires youth to take action on water. We do this in three ways:
The Succes of the Gamechanger Challenge
The UN2023 Gamechanger challenge was a great success, during which 200 universities around the world joined. Over a thousand students from 62 different nationalities worked on innovative ideas, offered guest lectures to their local community, and contributed to solving the global water challenges.
'Wavemakers United is a global impact community with a passion for water innovation'
Water challenges affect us all: our safety, our health, and our future. The solution: new talent with innovative ideas and out-of-the-box perspectives to strengthen all organizations involved.
Wavemakers United is a community of students, young professionals, and athletes with a passion for water. As a youth organization we focus on local challenges while having a global reach. Our aim is to contribute to the UN SDGs and involve as many youngsters as possible.
Our work in action
By 2027 we will reach 1.000.000 children per year across the whole world with our Wavemaker Lessons. We accelerate this by organizing the Gamechanger Challenge: to expand the community and bring in new innovative ideas from students and young professionals. Our unique factor is a global network with local ambassadors and high-profile athletes who educate children with the most fun and engaging lessons through our interactive water experiments.
Our education program inspires the next generation, our global capacity-building program activates changemakers on a local level, and our Gamechanger Challenge kickstarts breakthrough innovations from the most talented students.
These drops of knowledge will create a wave of impact and that is how Wavemakers United helps to solve global water challenges.
On the 13th of December Gijs van Nes successfully hosted a workshop at the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Kigali with the aim to solve water challenges together of 5 different countries.
Founder Tilly Stroo attended a valuable sport mission this week organized by the Nederlandse Ambassade in Frankrijk with GreenWaveEU and Olbia Conseil under the flag of SportsNL.
Henk Ovink - Former Special Envoy for International Water Affairs
Jaime de Bourbon de Parme – climate envoy Kingdom of The Netherlands
Marcel Beukeboom – Permanent Representative to the UN Food and Agriculture organisations in Rome
Marcelien Bos de Koning - Chef the Emission
"We need to reinvent ourselves in order to live respectfully with our planet. We can only do this together. Wavemakers United is a perfect example how to create impact on our water systems, our energy demand, energy supply and more. Greenifying ourselves will give us flourishing seas and a healthy climate. Let the games begin! - Marcelien 'chef de emission NOC*NSF'
Meike van Ginneken - Water Envoy for Kingdom of the Netherlands
“We all need to make waves for a better water future. I am proud to be a wavemaker and support the movement of young water professionals around the world. We need to act now to ensure that this and the next generation has access to clean water, we use water wisely to feed the world, we protect our water ecosystems and we limit the havoc created by floods and droughts.”