July 2021

Youth Action for Water Quality: Launching a World Water Quality Alliance Youth Workstream

    The Wetskills Foundation together with the European Youth Parliament for Water are happy to announce the launch of a Youth workstream of the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) under the umbrella of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).   What is the WWQA? The World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) represents a voluntary and flexible global multi-stakeholder network that advocates the central role of freshwater quality in achieving prosperity and sustainability. It explores and communicates water quality risks in global, regional, national and local contexts and points towards solutions for maintaining and restoring ecosystem and human health and well-being with an aim to serve countries throughout the lifetime of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and beyond.     Why is a Youth workstream needed? The effects of poor water quality predominantly affect the underprivileged, women and children according to UNEP’s 2016 report, A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality. Indeed, children and youth will be inheriting...

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Join Finals Wetskills-Japan 2021 and #WaveToParis: Our Olympic learning experience!!

Save-the-Date: 5 August 2021 (09.00-11.40 CET / 16.00-18.40 JST) Why?: After 6 weeks the three Wetskills Teams will pitch their results and discuss the outcomes with the jury. And?: Our partners Dutch Wavemakers and DOB Academy will launch the WaveToParis initiative with activities related to (sailing)sport and water & energy. Why more?: Our Wetskills Ambassador Kiran Badloe is aiming to be present at this session and hopefully showing a golden medal!! Also other sporters will be part of this meeting. Ans who will be the Wetskills winner?: We will close this session with the Wetskills-Japan 2021 Awarding Ceremony! This session is open for everyone, free of charge. It will be part of the TeamNL Tokyo digital Expo. Register online for this Finals Wetskills-Japan event en #WaveToParis initiative.! More information about the Wetskills-Japan 2021 online. ...

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Preparing the Teambuilding to Lake Tisza in Hungary

Lake Tisza: one of the reasons to join Wetskills to Hungary! Wetskills is preparing a three-day-long field trip to the beautiful Lake Tisza. The professional programs will include a guided visit to the dam, power plant, and fish ladder, while we also plan to introduce the plastic waste collecting process. Free time activities can also be part of the plan: rental bikes can be used to bike around the lake, while one can gain insight into the ecosystem through boat tours. A wide variety of Hungarian dishes are waiting for the visitors to try, and the beaches will allow us to cool down in the summer heat. In addition, the accommodation will take place on a boat, which further increases the experience! Lake Tisza is the largest artificial lake in Hungary since the dam's completion at Kisköre in the 1990s. It is an excellent example of how engineering can create ecologically valuable...

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