RE-NEW Our WORLD Challenge

In the era of Climate Change, Water is the new Gold

Did you know that the United Nations is predicting that there will be a 40% shortfall in freshwater resources by 2030? And that by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be under water stress conditions? 

Draughts and floods intensified by climate change, water pollution, and water overuse and wastage, are major challenges for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

With Water Alliance’s annual RE-NEW Challenge, students in the UAE are invited to put their talent and creativity in action to solve the silent water crisis.

Why be a part of the RE-NEW Our WORLD Challenge?

The RE-NEW Our WORLD Challenge aims to inspire school students from the ages of 8 to 18, to ideate solutions that will tackle local or global water issues to positively contribute towards the environment and communities across the world.

  • Motivate the next generation of leaders and change makers in the UAE to explore science and innovation to address global challenges
  • Instill a sense of creative problem solving in young students and inspiring budding entrepreneurs in the UA
  • Advance a sustainable mindset in the UAE helping ensure water conservation take root
  • Help promote responsible behaviors that contribute to lowering our collective water footprint in the UAE

Participants will be invited to attend a series of innovation webinars facilitated by industry professionals, NGOs and University institutions. Get inspired to be a change maker, expand your learning and skills, and get to develop your talent with us!

Read the 2023 RE-NEW Our WORLD Challenge participant guidelines here.

Fill out the 2023 REGISTRATION FORM to be a part of it!

The RE-NEW Challenge offers local students an international voice

Young minds age 15+ are encouraged to participate and take a chance to represent the UAE at the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize international competition.

The international finals are held in Stockholm in August and the overall winner receives a USD 15,000 award and a trophy, which is presented by the Prize’s Patron, HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.

Learn more about the Stockholm Junior Water Prize here.