World’s Biggest Water Challenges


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What are the world’s biggest water challenges? Champions in the water community are collaborating on new ways of thinking about and tackling water’s biggest issues.


What are the biggest water challenges to tackle with the greatest opportunity for gains across sustainable water resource management, water access and affordability, water-use efficiency and reuse, and water quality? With less than a decade left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring water security will accelerate the achievement of food, climate, nature, poverty, health and other goals. We want to hear your ideas!

UpLink Water wants to hear from you! What do you think are the biggest water challenges that we need to address now? Working with Forum Partners, we will draw on all your ideas to help shape a bold, new public-private initiative for water.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis (every 8-12 weeks), and the experts, scholars and innovators of the top ideas will be invited to become an UpLink Innovator and benefit from the unique impact eco-system of UpLink and the World Economic Forum.

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Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Benefits include:

  • Visibility: Public exposure via the Forum’s digital media channels (public website, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter)
  • Access: Opportunity to participate in selected World Economic Forum and UpLink Impact Partner events, communities and projects
  • Connection: Introduction to selected organizations in the Forum’s and UpLink Impact Partners’ network; Custom support offered by Forum Partners and Impact Partners


Deadline: August 31, 2021

Cost/funding for participants:

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