Wetskills-South Africa 2018

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Wetskills-South Africa 2018

June 15 - June 27

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The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the fourth Wetskills Water Challenge program in South Africa. This Wetskills edition will take you to the vibrant coastal city of Cape Town for two weeks, visiting interesting and relevant water-related as well as cultural sites. The finals and awarding session are organized at the Biannual WISA Conference.

Apply for this amazing Wetskills edition, Cape Town 2018, if you want to be inspired by Capetonian city vibe, the South-African culture and the always present view on Lion’s Head and the Table Mountains that drops precipitously into the glittering sea!  

We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organisations from South Africa, The Netherlands and other nationalities who are passionate about water and excited to work in mixed teams for transdisciplinary water solutions. Apply for Wetskills South Africa 2018 (period: 15- 28 June 2018).

Application deadlines

Deadline for application and first selection: 1 April 2018 (only positions left for South African candidates)


Participation costs for international participants is 350 euros. The fee includes accommodation in Cape Town, programme costs, supervision, some social activities, field trips including transport, working locations, presentations by experts. It does not include transportation to Cape Town, local transport, daily meals and other daily costs. Registration to the WISA Conference (approx. 200 euros) is also excluded. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (like plane tickets and some local travel), meals during working days, other personal costs and registration for the WISA Conference Cape Town 2018.

Applications of South African students and Young Professionals will pass the Department of Water and Sanitation. DWS will provide the fees for 15 participants, therefore DWS will select the South-African participants.

Alumni participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

More information

For more information about participating this event, contact Alisa Doornhof (alisa.doornhof@wetskills.com). For more information about Wetskills, contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com). 

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Registration deadlines

1 April 2018 (only positions left for South African candidates)

(15 Positions for South African candidates available via Department for Water & Sanitation, registration via Wetskills website.)

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The Wetskills organization is always looking for Case Owners, companies/organisations that formulate their case and support the Wetskills programmes worldwide. For more information: Leaflet Case Sponsors Wetskills-South Africa 2018 and contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

Case 1: 

Case owner: Water Authority Drents Overijsselse Delta

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Case 2: 

Case owner: Department for Water and Sanitation of Lesotho

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Case 3: 

Case owner: Rijnland Water Authority

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Case 5: 

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Case 6: (reserve case)

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June 15
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Johan Oost
Rick Hogeboom
Alisa Doornhof
Graham van Niekerk


University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town, Western Province South Africa
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