July 2018

Report YWP program Aquatech Shanghai

Wetskills Foundation was requested to organize the Young Water professionals (YWP) program at the Aquatech Exhibition in Shanghai (31 May to 2 June). The event included a central opening with keynote, a water quiz, roundtables and panel discussions. Everything on a dedicated YWP AreaThis was aligned to the Wetskills-China 2018 event, which finals was held at the central opening of the Aquatech. At the moment we are starting the preparations for the activities in China next year. Read more: YWP Program Final Report - Shanghai Aquatech 2018 and contact Andrea Kralikova (andrea.kralikova@wetskills.com)....

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WetsNext on transboundary cooperation South Africa and Lesotho

Cape Town June 2018, Directly after the Finals of Wetskills-South Africa 2018, with the presence of Minister Gugile Nkwinti of Water and Sanitation of South Africa and Special Water Envoy Henk Ovink of the Dutch government, some discussions took place to implement some of the ideas. The case owner from Department of Water Affairs Lesotho and his team of the case about the Wetlands Awareness Programme (WAP)  took the opportunity to go to Henk Ovink and discussed the implementation of the case. Aim is creating a win-win situation for both South Africa and Lesotho. At the discussions in the Joint Steering Committee between South Africa and The Netherlands, it was stated that the Young Water Professionals' involvement is crucial. So based on the outcomes of the team and the created network amongst participants (from both the South African and Lesotho water departments) the discussions resulted in a list of ideas. Meeting @WISA...

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