Publication WetsNext project Ahmedabad

As result of the WetsNext project City BluePrint for Ahmedabad in India (a project by Martien Aartsen, read first blog and second blog), the involved partners submitted an article for WaterDigest, an Indian water magazine. Read the article in WaterDigest. See also a poster about this project: Poster City Blueprint Ahmedabad...

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Wetskills Ambassador: Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai (India)

During the Finals of Wetskills-India 2017, Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai, director of Centre for Environment Education was appointed as Wetskills' international ambassador. Machtelijn and Johan welcomed him by giving him the Wetskilda statue made in South Africa. (Interesting to say is that this hand-made statue was produced in Durban, the city where Ghandi lived for several years before returning to India). "It is second time that we have collaborated with Wetskills. I believe the initiative provides an excellent platform for the young. It's takeaways can also be applied for the Smart Cities initiative of the Government of India" Sarabhai said on the collaboration (source: Times of India). Johan explains Wetskills' choice to ask Mr. Sarabhai: "For Wetskills the focus is on diversity in the teams during our events. Why not in our team of Ambassadors? That is why we strived to have an international Ambassador, who is warmhearted to our programme. Mr....

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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.