October 2020

Join online Dutch National Delta Congres

This invitation of the Delta Commissioner of the government of The Kingdom of The Netherlands invites students, trainees and Young Professionals to register and join the yearly Delta Congress. The Delta Congres will discuss the updates of the Dutch Delta Programme (read here) in an online event on 12 November 2020 in the afternoon. Wetskills Foundation was requested to organise the Young Professionals and student involvement together with several study and Young Professional associations in The Netherlands. Together a parallel session and workshop are prepared and will be executed. The Delta Congres and Invitation below is in Dutch.   Register using this link and find the programme of the Delta Congres 2020:   Read more (in Dutch): https://wetskills.com/event/deltacongres-2020/...

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Wavemakers United win Pitch-a-Thon!!!

The Valuing Water Initiative Pitch-a-thon Since July 2020, Wetskills, Young Expert Programme (YEP) and the Dutch Wavemakers (DWM) have been working together on securing funding for their International Wavemaker Academy expected to be launch in 2021. After digitally submitting their project pitch via a three minute video; the team was selected as one of the four finalists to keep working on their idea, prepare a pitch and a presentation for the final round on 13 October 2020 where project ideas were assessed by a jury panel of experts and the public. During this preparation period, each team was assigned a mentor and the Wavemakers United were mentored by Pieter van Der Zaag: Professor of Integrated Water Resources Management at IHE Delft, Netherlands. The pitch was centred around coming up with an innovative project that address local to global water challenges and how best can we value water today. As the winning team,...

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