Wetskills The Netherlands 2017

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Wetskills The Netherlands 2017

October 19 - November 2

About The Event

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Wetskills goes for the fourth time to The Netherlands!

The Wetskills organization invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge program in The Netherlands. This fourth homecoming edition of Wetskills will take the participants all across the Dutch delta in two weeks, visiting interesting and relevant water-related locations in The Netherlands. Like in 2011, 2013 and 2015 Wetskills is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW), during which the final presentations and awarding will be organized: LINK

Apply for this great opportunity to participate in one of the Wetskills Water Challenges!

We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organisations from across the globe, passionate about water and excited to work in mixed teams for transdisciplinary water solutions. Apply for Wetskills The Netherlands 2017 (period: 19 October 19 – 2 November2017).

Application deadlines

Extended deadline for application and selection: 1 August 2017. Afterwards every two weeks a selection of the new applications till the programme is full. (First Come, First Served)


Participation costs are 425 euros. If you apply before the 15th of May 2017 you get an early bird discount of 25 euros. The fee includes accommodation, programme costs, supervision, some social activities, field trips, working locations, presentations and the awarding event during the Amsterdam International Water Week. It does not include transport, some meals, daily costs and fee for attending other Amsterdam International Water Week activities as these are optional. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (like plane tickets and some local travel), meals during working days and other personal costs.

During past editions 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 contact Floor van der Heijden (floor.van.der.heijden@wetskills.com) or Frank Tibben (frank.tibben@wetskills.com). For other information about Wetskills: Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com)

Registration deadlines

Registration is still open!

Extended Deadline for applications and selection: 1 August

Afterward every two weeks selection of new applications till the programme is full.

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Practical information

Event Cases

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The Wetskills organization of the edition is looking for Case Owners, companies/organisations that formulate their case and support the Wetskills programme.

For more information: read the Leaflet Case Owners and/or contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

Case 1: Stimulating a sustainable positive ‘green’ behavior for stakeholders

Case owner: Hollands Noorderkwartier Water Authority (HHNK)

For almost 50 years HHNK has been working on improving the water quality in the Northern part of the province North-Holland. At first surface water was black, then became green and is now becoming even clearer. However there is still room for improvement. A large part of this improvement is the mentality of North-Hollands citizens, farmers and industries. For that reason HHNK is looking for a tool by which we can stimulate or facilitate positive sustainable ‘green’ behaviour.

Case 2: 

Case owner: VP Delta

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 3: Bring-in your own urgent water challenge

Case owner: Chasing Water Dreams

The Chasing Water Dreams organization invites young water professionals worldwide to apply as case owner for the Chasing Water Dreams program which is part of Wetskills the Netherlands 2017 and the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) from 19 October – 2 November 2017. Participants of Wetskills will work on the winning case (which could be yours!), and the case owner will get the opportunity to participate in the Wetskills programme as well. See the announcement: Chasing Water Dreams: the Challenge

Case 4: Increasing fish migration to comply to directives

Case owner: Waternet

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 5: 

Case owner: Drents Overijsselse Delta Water Authority

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 6: optional 

Case owner: 

information will be provided in a later stage

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October 19
November 2
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Floor van der Heijden
Frank Tibben
Chrysoula Papacharalampou
Johan Oost
Tim van der Staaij


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