Chasing Water Dreams: the Challenge

Join this new challenge and bring your case to The Netherlands

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We need young water potentials with great ideas!

Do you have a water problem which you would like to solve? Do you want to gain attention for this and do you want to enhance your ability to do so? Are you looking for a multidisciplinary and international team of young water professionals in the Netherlands to help you solve your case? Then this is your unique opportunity to bring in your case!

‘We cannot solve our problems, with the same level of thinking that created them’

– Albert Einstein –

We want to make sure that the potential of young talent in the water sector is used to its full effect; that young professionals can really participate through a connection with other young potentials and with seniors, and that the results of their ideas lead to an impact. Therefore, we offer a unique and inspiring program, especially for you!

This is your chance to get to know The Netherlands through a round trip across the Dutch Delta, to find possible solutions for your case, to gain insight in your personal abilities and to expand your network.


Call for water dreams; apply as case owner for the Chasing Water Dreams Program in the Netherlands!


The Chasing Water Dreams organization invites young water professionals worldwide to apply as case owner for the Chasing Water Dreams program which is part of Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017, which will take place from 19 October – 2 November 2017. Participants of Wetskills will work on the winning case (which could be yours!), and the case owner will get the opportunity to participate in the Wetskills programme as well.

We are looking for young water professionals from all around the world, in possession of a water related problem and interested in a personal leadership training to increase their impact on finding solutions. We offer you free travel and accommodation, case ownership and participation in the Wetskills-The Netherlands programme, the possibility to visit the young Amsterdam International Water Week program, empowering workshops and possibilities to promote and network for your case during Wetskills and at the AIWW. Is this an opportunity made for you? Apply now to be in the game!

Your application consists of

  1. a short (3 minutes max) video pitch on what makes you a young water dream chaser
  2. a registration form (see registration below)
  3. your motivation in max 400 words (see below)

Application deadline

First deadline for application and selection: 24 September 2017

Who can apply

A young water professional who is not older than 35 years and has less than 5 years working experience; who is residing in another country than the Netherlands and is able to speak and write English on a professional level; who is related to an organisation or university focussed on water; and who is available from 19 October – 3 November 2017

We are looking forward to meet you in the Netherlands!

More information

For more information contact Frank Tibben, Tom Scholten and Rozemarijn Neefjes (

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Registration Form

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    Your Name (required)

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    Your Motivation (required) Write down your motivation (max. 400 words). Your motivation should require at least:
    1. a description of your case (what is the problem?)
    2. what is standing in your way to solve the problem?
    3. what kind of help are you looking for?
    4. a fun fact about yourself

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    Important info Chasing Water Dreams: the Challenge

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    Registration deadlines

    First Deadline for applications and selection: 24 September

    Complete your application by:

    Send a short (3 minutes max) video pitch on what makes you a young water dream chaser and with you challenge to be solved. Email: Frank Tibben, Tom Scholten and Rozemarijn Neefjes  (