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 2023, we had events in Oman and South Africa (Cape Town), and we were present at the UN2023 Water Conference! After this event we went to South Africa (Durban), Jordan, Mexico, Lesotho; and Amsterdam NL (AIWW), with 21 participants from 11 countries!
Join and follow us in 2024 for events in: Oman (13-24 January), Egypt (24 Feb – 8 March), South Africa and many more. Follow & join us in these challenging events!
Participants of the South Africa (Durban) event & Welcome to our new Wetskills Ambassador from Mozambique & Watch the video of Wetskills-NL 2023 (AIWW)
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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.