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European water partners launch European Junior Water Programme

Brussels, 15 March 2018 The, Nationaal Watertraineeship and Wetskills with the support of European water platform WssTP are launching a new young professional programme: European Junior Water Programme (EJWP). The programme will be officially launched at the Water Market Europe in Brussel on 22 March. The programme is based upon the successful Dutch Nationaal Watertraineeship, which already created a network of more than 200 active young professionals. The EJWP offers a unique two-year programme to prepare the next generation to tackle Europe’s water management challenges and develop a future-proof model for a Water-Smart Society, in which the value of water is recognized and exploited as a precious resource and a crucial lever for economic performance and business growth.   In the view of a future Water-Smart Society able to valorise the reuse of water as well as the valuable substances and energy in water for different purposes, the programme aims at building...

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Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte hand over first medals in Holland House Gangneung to Wetskills winners

Holland Heineken House, Gangneung, South Korea - 10 February was the 'finals day' for the teams of the first Wetskills edition in South Korea. Besides this, it was also the first 'Olympic' edition because of the link with the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018. The location of the finals was the Holland Heineken House (HHH), famous for the celebrations of the medals of TeamNL.   The Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte attended the finals as special guest. After the 2-minute pitches of the teams and the Q&A sessions, he interviewed each team shortly. The guests were VIP representatives and professionals of the Dutch and Korean water sectors.   The winning team was for Team Deep with the Water Wide Web concept. The case was provided by Waternet, City of Amsterdam and Seoul Water Works. The team consisted of Wonjung Chung (Seoul National University) Rianne Meeusen (Wageningen University), Anniek Timmerman (Radbout University Nijmegen), and Bin Kim (Hongik...

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Watch released movie ‘Olympic Wetskills’

A new Wetskills movie has been released at the Wetskills YouTube Channel. Have a look at 'Olympic Wetskills-South Korea 2018' to see our experiences (except for the finals itself and the Olympic experiences). You can see some pictures on our Facebook page....

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Back To The Wetskills Roots: China!!

The first Wetskills Water Challenge ever was organized in China during the WorldExpo 2010 in Shanghai. Guess where we aimed to go this year as well… China!! The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Hangzhou and Shanghai. This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the nice city of Hangzhou with the beautiful XiHu (West Lake). The presentations will be organized in the framework of and close cooperation with the largest water event worldwide: Aquatech China in Shanghai (31 May – 2 June). So Wetskills will stay in booming Shanghai for the last days as well!    Wetskills is looking for local and international participants and case owners. Join ur   Visit the page for more information...

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