Gamechanger Challenge goes beyond New York

Looking for new water innovations in 2024 - 2025!

A new challenge is on the way!

Wavemakers United and IHE Delft Institute for Water Education organized the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge towards the UN2023 Water Conference. The project successfully involved 200 student teams from 62 different countries resulting in 5 finalists presenting their idea during the New York Water Week. 

The journey of water innovation has only just begun!

We continue the success of the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge with the Global Water Gamechanger Challenge 2025, which was announced during the Stockholm World Water Week 2023.

The Global Water Gamechanger Challenge 2025 is a global contest for students and young professionals who develop innovative solutions to organizations’ water challenges.

These solutions contribute to commitments to the Water Action Agenda and ensure that local solutions have a global impact. In total, there will be 10 different challenges as part of the Global Water Gamechanger Challenge 2025.  

The WAA Gamechanger Challenge 2024-2025 is unique and this is why!

1.  The Gamechanger Challenge makes the Water Action Agenda concrete by linking organisations’ cases to commitments they have made to the Water Action Agenda

2.  The Gamechanger Challenge builds new communities. We ask participants (mainly students and startups) to deliver their ideas as communities.

3.The Gamechanger Challenge gives a stage to local solutions that can contribute to solving global problems, enabling these local solutions to be applied globally

How can you get involved?

There are five different ways:

Participant: Develop an innovative idea that helps to solve global water challenges, just like our finalists from the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge.  

Coach: If you have a passion for water, food and/or energy and want to share your expertise with the next generation, sign up as a coach! 

Jury member: Judge the ideas of the different teams. Based on your experience and expertise, you can be part of the youth jury or expert jury 

Ambassador: Promote the Challenge in your local community. Check out how our ambassadors played a key role during the UN2023 Gamechanger Challenge 

Case owner: Offer a case that participants can solve. We are explicitly looking for cases with solutions that are replicable in different parts of the world and that are related to achieving your commitment(s) to the Water Action Agenda.   

Show your intertest now and fill out the form!

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