第二届“国际青年河流对话”活动将于2023年9月启动，由河海大学具体承办。本届活动主题为：“河与和: 探讨作为生命体的河流（River & Harmony: Exploring Rivers as Living Entities）”，关注河流与人类的关系，关注河流的生存状态。
The “International Youth River Dialogue” is an internationally recognized event to facilitate youth exchange on water-related matters. It is officially approved by the Ministry of Water Resources of China and is overseen by the Ministry’s Department of International Cooperation, Science and Technology, as well as the Water Museums Global Network and the UNESCO-IHP Water Education Working Group, with the National Water Museum of China taking the lead in its initiation. The event aims to foster global youth engagement by exploring the interconnections between rivers and local socio-economic and cultural development. University students from around the world are encouraged to share their perspectives and insights. The event seeks to promote a renewed understanding of the relationship between humans and water, as well as deepen the knowledge of regional water culture.
The first edition of the “International Youth River Dialogue” was held on November 28, 2022, with over 40 students participating. Ultimately, six participants advanced to the final round and presented on the Yellow River, Yangtze River, and Min River in China, the Ndjili River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Loire River and Dordogne River in France, and the Brahmaputra River in Bangladesh. They shared their insights on river culture, pollution, and management in these regions.
The second edition of the “International Youth River Dialogue” will be launched in September 2023 and hosted by Hohai University. The theme for this edition is “River & Harmony: Exploring Rivers as Living Entities,” with a focus on the relationship between rivers and humanity, as well as the current state of rivers’ survival.
u September: Public announcement. Students prepare their competition videos and submit them to the email address designated by the organizing committee before the deadline.
u October 10th: Preliminary selection. The organizing committee determines the list of students who qualify for the preliminary round (up to 30 participants) based on the quality of their competition videos and notifies them via email.
u October 20th: Preliminary round. The preliminary round will be held at Hohai University. Qualified students will give PowerPoint presentations on the rivers they have chosen, and experts will be present to listen to the speeches and ask questions. In the end, the experts will score the presentations and Q&A sessions, selecting six winners to advance to the final round. Several excellence awards will be granted in the preliminary round.
u November: Final round. The grand finals will take place at Hohai University, where the six students will showcase their knowledge through river introductions, thematic discussions, live Q&A sessions, and other activities. Experts will score their performances and select one first-prize winner, two second-prize winners, and three third-prize winners. Additionally, all six students will be awarded the title of “River Ambassador.”
All students who enter the preliminary competition will receive participation certificates jointly issued by the National Water Museum of China and Hohai University. Students who qualify for the final round will receive awards certificates based on their performance in the finals, as well as the honorary title of “River Ambassador.” They will also have the opportunity to be invited to participate in related academic programs organized by the National Water Museum of China.
河海大学 李老师 firstname.lastname@example.org
中国水利博物馆 李老师 email@example.com
1. Eligible Participants
University students worldwide
2. Application Conditions
Good physical and mental health with no records of illegal or disciplinary incidents; high comprehensive quality with excellent academic performance; proficient in English with the ability to communicate fluently.
3. Format of Registration Video
Candidates are required to independently choose a significant domestic or international river that they find interesting as the topic of their presentation. The presentation should be conducted in English using a PowerPoint format (not exceeding 3 minutes) and showcase the river’s role in the local social development from historical, cultural, and economic perspectives.
4. Registration Method
5. Registration Deadline
October 6, 2023
6. Contact Information
Hohai University Mr. Li firstname.lastname@example.org
National Water Museum of China Ms. Li 0571-82383799/ email@example.com
中国水利博物馆/National Water Museum of China
河海大学/ Hohai University
2022年9月15日/September 15, 2022