January 2017

Wetskills supports breakthrough: the solution for drought problems worldwide

Is it a coincidence that the world drought map shows is almost similar to the world heat map? Climate artist and Wetskills ambassador Ap Verheggen doesn't think so. His idea: warm air contains a lot of water. Why then not use sunshine to get water out of it? In 2016 he designed and built a device, based on solar energy that extracted water from the air. Costs: €17.000,-. Today Verheggen presents the next version of this device. It functions on solar energy only. Costs...

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Kite Festival and Goodbyes

blog Wetskills-India 14 January – by Carolien Caspers (Radbout University Nijmegen)

Today was the final day of the Wetskills program, which meant a day of many goodbyes. To eachother and for the most Dutch participants also to India, for now at least….

Vibrant Gujarat

blog Wetskills-India 11 January – by Jayray Khatri (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University)

After the Lunch session at Mahatma Gandhi Mandir all moves in their own interest group to see the bridge, Dandi Kutir Museum and Exhibition. 

Getting the gas going again

blog Wetskills-India 5 January – by Floor van den Elzen (Sustainable Development, Utrecht Univeristy)

After four days of getting to know each other, figuring out our cases and doing some preliminary research, day 5 was all about the real-life reality of our cases. Time for field trips.

Case visit day: floating pumps

blog Wetskills-India 6 January – by Coen van den Nouweland  (Utrecht University)

After the first working day, today was the day we would go into the field. Our case study concerned the use of floating pumps in lakes in Ahmedabad, so we decided to visit a few lakes inside the city and see what their current state is.