Wetskills Israel 2013

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Wetskills Israel 2013

November 26, 2013 - December 11, 2013

About The Event

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Tel Aviv – On Sunday 8 December Mr. Wientjes (President of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)) awarded a team of two Israeli and two Dutch water students. This team won the prestigious Wetskills Water Challenge Israel 2013 with their out-of-the-box concept “Reclaim Agriculture”, about improving the social context of using reclaimed water for agricultural purposes in Arabic areas in Israel. He was impressed by the Wetskills event: “maybe you can teach politicians and professors to limit their presentations to two minutes when they present professional messages”.

During the Wetskills Water Challenge four mixed teams from Israeli and Dutch universities are challenged to come up with innovative ideas for practical water issues. Each team had a central study case, provided and supported by organisation in the water sector. The four cases were:

  1. Parasite Police – Sustainable control to minimize infections by Giardia and Cryptosporidium
  2. Reclaim Agriculture – Encourage the Arab community to use reclaimed water in profitable non-traditional agriculture
  3. Let’s Dew It – Atmospheric water extraction
  4. A Drop into History – Using ancient techniques to make the desert bloom

Press releases:

Press release – Wetskills BrainHurricane

Press release Wetskills-Israel 2013 – finals

‘Maybe you can teach politicians and professors to limit their presentations to two minutes when they present professional messages”. (Mr. Bernard Wientjes, President of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW))

Practical Information

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Flyer program Wetskills-Israel 2013

 

Host: Grand Water Research Institute at Technion 

 

Partners: Netherlands Embassy in Israel, Israel Embassy in The Netherlands, Netherlands Water Partnership, H2Oost, Water Authority Groot Salland

Event: Dutch-Israel Forum headed by Dutch Prime Minister Rutte

 

Locations: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Haifa, Acre, Sea of Galilee, Lake Escol

Facts:

Participants: 16

 

Cases: 4

 

Countries: 3 (Israel, The Netherlands, United States of America)

Event Posters

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Event Partners

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Technion_
GWRI_
Mekorot_
NWP-old_
IL Embassy in NL
Print
h2oost_
Shfaram_
JNF_
Waterschap Groot Salland_

Details

Start:
November 26, 2013
End:
December 11, 2013
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Organisers

Johan Oost
Janneke Diels
Eran Friedler
Avi Shaviv
Tamar Milgrom

Venue

Technion
Haifa, Israel + Google Map