Youth Wavemakers Program

By: Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST)

Youth Wavemakers engages Alberta youth to take action on local and global water issues. Since 2008, this program has reached 20,000 youth and educators, who in turn have raised awareness with another 60,000 people in their communities on water issues. This increased awareness has catalyzed independent action in these communities through youth action projects. From reducing domestic water use to building rainwater storage tanks and retrofitting schools with water saving devices, youth are building the knowledge and leadership skills to address local and global water issues as they become adults.