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November 2013

Wetskills Israel 2013

November 26, 2013 - December 11, 2013
Technion, Haifa, Israel + Google Map

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.

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June 2014

Wetskills Canada 2014

June 6, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada – Water Hollistics is the next winner of the Wetskills Water Challenge. The edition in Toronto was held for the first time in North America, from 5th to 19th of June. The teams of students from various Dutch, American and Canadian universities presented their innovative concepts during the Ryerson Urban Water Day (17th of June), which took place at the Ryerson University in Toronto. The awarding ceremony took place at the Canadian Water Summit a day later.

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June 2015

Wetskills Romania 2015

June 5, 2015 - June 18, 2015
Romania, Bucharest, Romania + Google Map

On 5 June 2015, the new edition of the Wetskills Water Challenge started in Bucharest. After the successful event in 2013, Wetskills was invited by the Politehnica to hold a new event. 18 students from Romanian and Dutch universities participated in the two-weeks programme. The programme started in Constanta with the teambuilding trip to wastewater treatment plant and a construction site of Van Oord’s project aimed at preventing further costal erosion. The Wetskills final presentations and awarding ceremony were held during the ExpoApa (17 June).

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November 2015

Wetskills India 2015

November 28, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Water Innovation and Research Centre of University of Bath, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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Ahmedabad, India – After 16 successful editions in five years, the Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in India for the first time. This Wetskills program started on 28 November and ended on 11 December. 24 students and young professionals in the Dutch and Indian water industry competed to develop an innovative concept for five case studies from various partners in India.

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May 2016

Wetskills South Africa 2016

May 6, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Ryerson University in Toronto, Durban, South Africa + Google Map

On the 16th of May five groups of young water professionals presented their innovative ideas for water related challenges during the Wetskills competition. The winning team presented an impressive solution for dealing with drought and flooding in the Inkomati river basin area, shared by South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands was the head of the jury. He praised the five international teams for their out-of-the-box thinking.

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June 2016

Wetskills-United States 2016

June 12, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Northeastern University, Boston, United States + Google Map

Boston, Massachusetts, United States – After 19 successful editions worldwide in the last six years, of which two in North America, the Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in Boston for the first time (after last year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

Team ARCADIS won with the out-of-the-box concept 'Safety on Pillars', a multipurpose bridge to raise awareness for climate proofing the Seaport district in Boston.

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July 2016

Wetskills-Taiwan 2016

July 10, 2016 - July 24, 2016
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan + Google Map

Taipei / Tainan, Taiwan – After 5 years of cooperation with the Taiwanese water sector, Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in Taiwan for the first time. It was merged with the Water Youth Camp of Water Resources Agency in Taiwan. 24 Taiwanese and 12 Dutch participants were mixed in 6 teams, each with its own challenge. Visit this event page, see the Wetskills Movie & the News item of Formosa TV

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October 2016

Wetskills Iran 2016

October 14, 2016 - October 25, 2016
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of) + Google Map

Tehran-Iran, Minister of Environment and Infrastructure of Kingdom of The Netherlands, Ms. Schultz van Haegen announced and awarded the winning team of Wetskills-Iran. The Wetskills jury found that returning a flamingo to Lake Urmia to raise awareness on all kinds of levels in society (from primary schools to farmers to municipalities) was the idea worth awarding.

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January 2017

Wetskills India 2017

January 2 - January 15
Centre for environment Education, Sargam Marg, Bodakdev
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054 India
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Wetskills Foundation with partners Center for Environment Education, DuurzaamDoor ( and Gujarat Pollution Board organized the second Wetskills edition in India.

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March 2017

Wetskills United Kingdom 2017

March 30 - April 12
Water Innovation and Research Centre of University of Bath, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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Are you a student or young professional in Europe or even outside, who wants to make a difference in the water sector? Would you like to experience working in international teams and experiencing water in the United Kingdom? Do you want to work on challenging water issues and get to present your ideas during the Young Water Professionals meeting in Bath, UK? This is your chance! Join us to the United Kingdom!

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