Welcome to Wetskills
Wetskills uses a new way of authentic learning and international networking for students and young professionals with a passion for water. The Challenges take place worldwide, usually during international water related events. In multidisciplinairy, international teams, the participants work on real life cases from companies and (governmental) organisations. Their challenge: to think out-of-the-box and develop realistic concepts.
In 2022, we had events in South Korea, Palestine, South Africa, India & more. Early 2023 has events in Oman and South Africa (Cape Town ánd Durban!) and we are present at the UN2023 Water Conference! Follow & join us in these challenging events!
Wetskills once started at the Shanghai WorldExpo 2010, so we made a ‘bridge’ – with 60 events! – between the two WorldExpos, with exciting events in many different countries.
WetsNext works on follow-up projects of Wetskills concepts with the partners involved. Main aim: impact with new ideas! The Wetskills Foundation is an independent foundation with a broad international network in the water sector, based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Current & Upcoming
Wetskills-Denmark 2023May 22 - June 2
Wetskills-South Africa (Durban) 2023May 28 - June 9
Wetskills-USA 2023 (UN)March 11 - March 22
Wetskills-Oman 2023March 5 - March 15
Wetskills-South Africa 2023February 11 - February 23
Watch Wetskills videos
South Africa (Cape Town) 2023
South Korea 2022
Team SSWEFT wins Cape Town event
Rand Water and Wetskills Foundation sign MoU in Cape Town
Join Finals Wetskills-South Africa in Cape Town
More Event Video’s
Events Since 2010
What are Wetskills Water Challenges?
The Wetskills Water Challenge is a two-weeks pressure-cooker programme for students and young professionals with a passion for water from all over the world. They meet in a country and work in transdisciplinary and transcultural teams at water-related topics.
The main challenge: develop as a team your own innovative and out-of-the-box solution for water challenges in a changing world. The study cases are provided and formed by study case owners, companies and organisation with a dedicated challenge in a local situation.
These concepts are presented during the formal event through an ice-breaking and energizing session, when the cooperation between the Dutch water sector and the partner-country is showed and positioned. It provides a floor to integrate generations, water challenges, disciplines and cultures.