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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 we will go to Oman, return to South Africa, and join the UN2023 Water Conference! Follow & join us in these challenging events!

Wetskills once started at the Shanghai WorldExpo 2010, so we made a ‘bridge’ 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.

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Climate Resilient Sundarbans: Wetskills-India 2022

New announcements for 6th event in India Look at the picture above, by Wetskills Ambassador Supratim Batacharjee,a prize-winning environmental photographer. This girl and her community is facing impact of climate change in the Sundarbans, a large…
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Finals in Romania tomorrow!

Join the Wetskills-Romania 2022 Finals & Awarding Ceremony tomorrow! Three teams worked hard to create inspirational solutions for challenges in Romania.  
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What are Wetskills Water Challenges?

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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.

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Participant

As Wetskills participant, you will experience real-life cooperation in transcultural teams. It will create or expand your first international network, based on: intercultural teamwork, mutual acceptance, out-of-the-box ideas, comfort zone challenges and knowledge/expertise exchange.

Organisation

As Case owner (organizations with a water challenge), you will get your own international team with enthusiastic and transcultural students and young professionals. Your team will come with a creative solution for the implementation of your challenge in the local situation.

University

As local partner-university (or universities), you have the possibility to network with local water companies, government and universities, but international ones as well. This new learning experience method is energizing for your students.

Event

As Wetskills participant, you will experience real-life cooperation in transcultural teams. It will create or expand your first international network, based on: intercultural teamwork, mutual acceptance, out-of-the-box ideas, comfort zone challenges and knowledge/expertise exchange.

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