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Afolayan Juwon Samuel is an environmental enthusiast, vastly experienced in water governance, mobilization of young water professionals, and sustainable technologies. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the Erasmus Darwin Sustainability Complex of Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, where he researches into the development of next-generation functional biomaterials for diverse applications. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Kwara State University Nigeria, with First Class honours. His notable contributions to the water subject span journal publications, public speaking, and policy reforms in the water sector. His publications on water subjects spans water economics, governance, monitoring, and treatment. On the social front, he has recently served as panellist on the UN DEDA Global Policy Dialogue on Indigenous and Youth Solutions for Clean Water, 1/40 experts invited for the innovation Workshop on Water Quality Monitoring & Assessment by UNEP and WMO (Netherlands, 2023), UNICEF delegate and panellist at the Dushanbe Water Process (Tajikistan, 2022), guest speaker at the 3rd Philippines Sustainability Conference (2022) and the Asian Water Week (2022); a contributor to the water generation workshop hosted by the International Secretariat for Water (France, 2022), a panellist on the UNESCO-organized European-African Union Mega Pre Conference on Water, Megacities and Global Change, where he represented the African youths. He is the current coordinator of the chapters working group at the World Youth Parliament for Water (WYPW), and a winner of the prestigious Kofi Annan Foundation Changemaker Award, 2022.

BiomaterialsnanomaterialsSDG6Sustainable technologyWastewater monitoringWater governanceWater policyYouth Involvement

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