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  • Today was a busy day 

    By Lesedi Choshi & Kagiso Mogajane 26-09-22, Day 10: Pre presentations The deadlines are approaching, all the six teams were under pressure to finish their ...

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  • Our Saturday was jam-packed!

    Satherday 24 September 2022 By Wesley and Khethiwe  All the teams were hard at work with their cases. At 10 am we then had our Innovation Carousel. Everyone wa...

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  • Training and Fun

    By Mangaliso Dlamini from the Kingdom of Eswatini.   23 September 2022 The 7th day of the event started with a training on how to do a pitch, a poster and ...

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  • Food for thought 

    Lindelwa and Yasmin   We woke up to the sun on our faces. The birds chirped beyond the confines of our rooms, and the sun pierced through the cracks of the...

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  • Brain Hurricane day 

    By Mduduzi and Neliswa                                 After having team building activities for the first 3 days, today was the first working d...

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  • Teambuilding day 4 – Caves and heritage

    By Evelyn and Ayanda The day started with the usual breakfast a 2-hour one, that was held at the dining hall in Roodeplaat village. after we had an hour’s tri...

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  • A wild and adventurous day at the Harties

    by Sbusiso Khuboni (South Africa) & Odilia Scholvinck (The Netherlands) It’s the third day, everyone is now comfortable around each other. Friendships hav...

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  • Today was an exciting day… the official start of Wetskills!

    Wetskills South Africa blog 18 September 2022 By Babalwa and Hannes   But before we dive into our cases, ofcourse we’d like to get to know each other. Th...

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  • It’s the 17th of September 2022, The Arrival Day of the Wetskills Participants!!!

    2022 Wetskills South Africa (offline) By Zintle Pretty Mbeka (South Africa)   The excitement I had…I have been waiting for this day since the day I got t...

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  • Final and Farewell

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Yanuar Chandra Wirasembada   Yuhuu… we came to the day when all of our hard work will be paid off – The Final Day! ...

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  • Once in summer: greatness begins with an idea

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Ali Alkhateeb (Master student in Water Science Innovations at Palestine Technical University)   My name...

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  • A lot of culture, a lot of creativity

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Sarah Mansour (Al-Najah National University)   My name is Sarah Mansour I’m one of the participant in...

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  • it’s a wrap

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 – by Jesse Frunt (TU Delft)    This morning, we had a slow start with a 20 minute delay. Today, we are workin...

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  • Faith and Action

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Marie Czwielung (HZ University of Applied Sciences)      I applied at Wetskills mainly to improve...

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  • Final day to prepare the “wetskills”

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Seongju Whang, Hongik University   Today is the final preparation day for the two-week “wetskills”. Everyone is ...

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  • A creative and hard working day

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Rahaf Abu Omar (An-Najah National University)    Hi all, my name is Rahaf, I am one of the participant...

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  • Amor Fati

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Evandi Rahman, KIST   “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, ...

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  • From lost to focus

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Toqa Qadi ( World Waternet)    My name is Toqa Qadi; I am Palestinian, I have a bachelor’s degre...

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  • One team, one task

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Pepijn van Loon (Waternet)    Today we had our second workday. Before we could start working it is imp...

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  • Work Hard, Play Hard

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Ratna Putri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology & Ligaya Wopereis, Deltares   Anyeonghaseyo Yorobun! (It...

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  • Salam Alykom, Marhaba, Hi, Hello, hello hoe gaat het

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 –  by Raghad Khader Rajabi (Hebron University)   All of those words are greeting words when u have different ...

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  • A fish swimming in space

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022- by Areen Shareef (Salfeet Municipality)   I’m Areen and I’m a Palestinian architect and who joined wetskills in...

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  • Let stress out playing baseball!

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Dongmin Lee, Sejong University   Today, Saturday was literally a working day. Just Working, discussing, writing, and working...

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  • The beginning of something great!

    Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022- by Julia Kobylińska (HZ University of Applied Sciences) Hi everyone! My name is Julia, and I am currently one of the pa...

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  • Work, eat, sing, repeat

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Mathurin Mahé, Hz University of Apllied Sciences, & Michael van der Lan, Hoogheemraadschap Delfland   This morning star...

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  • Hide and Seek!

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- Hyojin So (Jin), Sejong University   All the teams have been gathering and discussing in the morning! We started the discussion...

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  • Fried chicken (brain) Wednesday!

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Alejandra Ibarra Felix, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology   As usual, the day started early in the morning ...

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  • Food for Thought and a Feast for our Senses

    Wetskills South Korea 2022  Robin Ross, University of Twente   The day started with breakfast. This in itself is not too different from usual, but Mathuri...

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  • Excursion day (Sihwa Tidal Power Plant & Gyoengin Ara Waterway)

    Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Bora Shin, Sejong University   Today, we visited the tidal power plant and the Gyeongin Ara Waterway managed by K-water. &nb...

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  • Kick-Off Wetskills South Korea 2022

      Wetskills South Korea 2022- by Floor Hermans, Wageningen University   Wetskills South Korea 2022 finally kicked off!   The first part of today&...

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  • Finals in Romania tomorrow!

    Join the Wetskills-Romania 2022 Finals & Awarding Ceremony tomorrow! Three teams worked hard to create inspirational solutions for challenges in Romania. &n...

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  • Food connecting people

    Social activity Wetskills-Romania 2022 By Ana Preda (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest)   It doesn’t matter where...

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  • Meeting Dracula

    Teambuilding trip Wetskills-Romania 2022 By Ywenne Kleiss (Water Authority Drents Overijsselse Delta) If you ever want to feel what it’s like to have 2 weeks ...

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  • Simple, relatable solutions for the Wetskills win at WorldExpo

    By Team Witteveen & Bos: Musthafa Mavukkandy, Karima Faidi, Mariam Shaker, Hadeel Najjar, Julian Gerritsen   Ever since we heard about the Wetskills pr...

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  • Wetskills visits the farms of Garden City of UAE: Al Ain

    By team UAEU: Ayesha Alam, Laura Pulido Beltran, Meera Alkaabi, Silvio Kaiser and Azza Alshamsi   A fervent commencement of the new year and arrival of the...

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  • Thinking outside the bottle

    By team RVO: Mariam Alshamsi, Lina Abdalla, Sarah H. Harib, Theo Huisman   How to make the UAE stop drinking bottled water in ten days? Well, simple, it ju...

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  • Wetskills brings rain to the UAE!

    By Team PureBlue Water: Connecting Blue and Green Networks (Ivory Mast, Adetunji Alabi, Savanna Kok, Mansour Alhimairi, Abdulrahman Alkatheeri, Saffana Ahmed) &...

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  • Meeting Dracula

    by Ywenne Kleiss (Water Authority Drents Overijsselse Delta)    If you ever want to feel what it’s like to have 2 weeks of sights, information and fun i...

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  • Deadlines Day: As It Happened

    by Aparna Pavangat, Balbir Singh Aulakh, Nameeta Jha, Sankha Subhra Nath and Sreeresmi R.   01 December 2021: Well, all good things come to an end – and ...

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  • Adding the Final Garnish

    by Abhimanyu Pathak, Ejaaz Ahmed, Maisha Ahmed, Meghna Susan Kurien, Priyal Tale and Vrushali Gaurkar   The 8th day of WetSkills ’21 began with a short s...

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  • Virtual Working Day at WetSkills

    by Team 2   The two-week program has bestowed upon us innumerable opportunities and learnings. The usual day in the life of an intern revolves around multi...

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  • Weekend Teams

    By Sampreeti, Feby, Sonali, Vivek   The sixth day of the Wetskills Challenge’21 was an off day as it was the weekend. However, we kept our research intac...

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  • CANVAS Business model

    by Balbir, Nameeta, Aparna, Sree and Sankha   The fifth day of WetSkills ’21 began with the feedback session of the previous day. Participants tried to g...

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  • Best batch ever

    by Akankshya Rath, Aarya Dey, Shrenee Waghmare, Soomrit Chattopadhyay, Sunakshi Bakshi and Sujit Roy   Day 4 of the online wetskills program hosted in asso...

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  • Water: It’s Magic and so is WetSkills!

    by Vrushali Gaurkar, Ejaaz Ahmed, Meghna Susan Kurien, Maisha Ahmed, Abhimanyu Pathak and Priyal Tale   Loren Eiseley once famously said: “If there is ma...

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  • BrainHurricane: A melting point of ideas

    by Team 3 (Aakanksha, Chhavi, Ionela, Janice, Rohit, Vamsi)   The second day of WetSkills’21 began on a high note with an enriching session by a variety ...

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  • Wetskills Mumbai 2021- Let’s get started!

    by Sonali, Ruchita, Sampreeti, Feby and Vivek Today was the first day of the Wetskills program in Mumbai. This time the event was held online due to the still o...

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  • THE SECOND DAY AT AQUATECH AND 11TH DAY DOING WETSKILLS ONLINE

    2021 Wetskills The Netherlands By Zintle Pretty Mbeka (South Africa) & Yudi Zhang (China)   Its deadline day today for the Poster and the Paper. I was ...

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  • Visiting AQUA TECH

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Lamya AL Jabri (Oman)   On Monday, the 1st November 2021, we gathered at the hostel to work on our case studies as usual and ...

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  • Explorations and Halloween Celebration

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Ruqaia AL-Shibli (Sultanate of Oman) and Karabo Mokoena (South Africa)   Like any Sunday, the day started with some relaxati...

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  • From the rollercoaster to the business canvas

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands By Nina Meijer  (Netherlands)   During Wetskills, some days are a rollercoaster of location visits, BrainHurricanes, speeddates...

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  • A great discussion

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Ruqaia AL-Shibli   On Friday, ( 29 / October/ 2021 ) , all the teams gathered at the courtyard of the hostel to discuss the...

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  • Work & Travel

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Miruna Ilieș (Romania)   Each team started their day by working on their cases. For several hours, everyone worked together...

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  • Wetskills Diversity

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Kawthar AlBalushi (Sultanate of Oman)   I had an exciting day working together with my team digging to find a solution for ou...

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  • First Beginnings

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Giovanni Arah van de Weg   Today was one of the first days of working on our challenges. After team building for the first fe...

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  • Professional Tour

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Hayam Rashid Al-Balushi (Oman)   On Monday (25/10/2021), at 9:00 AM, all groups gathered together at the hostel to start the ...

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  • Sunny days and the Crazy 88

    2021 Wetskills Netherlands By Karabo Mokoena (South Africa)   The sun welcomed us like a warm hug to Zeemburg, as participants from different cities met an...

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  • Follow Wetskills-The Netherlands 2021

    After being hit by the global COVID19 pandemic, Wetskills Foundation hosted various virtual and hybrid events while unfortunately postponing some events due to ...

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  • The last day…The big finals

    Romania – 22  Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 12 By Hanna Verduijn (Utrecht University) & Loredana Spoială (Ramboll South East Europe)   Afte...

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  • Work, work, work!!

    Romania – 19  Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 9 By Sanziana Bituleanu (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest)   Af...

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  • The open Victoriei road

    Romania – 18  Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 8  By Kjell de Weijer (Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences)   Nearing the end of the...

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  • Pizza Time after Hard Work!!

    Romania – 17  Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 7  By Brwa Mohammed Mahmood (University of Miskolc)   As usual we came to University at nearly 9:00...

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  • Teamwork was never so easy

    Romania – 16 Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 6 Ana Maria Preda (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest)   We all kno...

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  • From Brainstorm to Brain fried

    Romania – 15 Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 5 By Hugo Beekelaar (Wageningen University)   Today, Loes finally got her baggage, which was lost the ...

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  • Wetskills Fairy Tale

    Romania – 14 Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 4 By Cristina Tarcus (Ramboll South East Europe)     It all started on a September day when the m...

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  • Wine, Water & Papanaşi

    Romania – 13 Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 3 By Mariëlle van Es (Wageningen University)   Today was our second day of the small field tr...

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  • NOROC! To new friends and lost luggage!

    Romania – 11 Sept 2021 – Wetskills Challenge day 1 By Loes Heemskerk (Wetsus Academy)   With a fresh mind and suitcase full of ideas I went on ...

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  • Reflection on Wetskills experiences in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 27 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 13 By Magnus Johansen (Danish Technical University)   Wetskills is over – now begins...

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  • Wetskills Finals and more

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 26 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 12 By Renske Nollen (DIJK53)   Today was the last Wetskills day. We went to the univer...

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  • Final day!!

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 26 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 12 By Francisca Sousa Braga (Aalborg University & Porto University)   The DAY that...

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  • The end is near

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 25 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 11 By Richard Marijnissen (Wageningen University & Research)   Today it was finall...

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  • Feels like a deadline day already…

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 24 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 10 By Sarah van Hulten (HZ University of Applied Sciences)   We are very close to the...

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  • The calm before the storm

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 23 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 9 By Sverre van Klaveren (Dutch Water Authorities)     In every great story ther...

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  • Sunny Sunday!

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 22 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 8 By Renske Nollen (DIJK53)   Sunday is our one day off from the program, but our tea...

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  • Sunny Saturday

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 21 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 7 By Alisa van Gent (Wageningen University and Technical University of Delft)   Today...

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  • A day trip to Falsterbro

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 20 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 6 By Team 2   Our Wetskills challenge is based in Falsterbo, a Swedish peninsula close...

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  • Team 3 in action

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 19 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 5 By Anusha Mehta (Netherlands Water Partnership)   Our day began with some soft jazz...

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  • Who is the plant and who is the shaper?

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 18 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 4 By Nynke van der Helm (University of Groningen)   Yesterday we got to know our case...

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  • Back in school – what a brain hurricane

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 17 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 3 By Magnus Johansen (Danish Technical University)   Today we were back in the classro...

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  • City of Bikes

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 16 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 2  By Marsha Tack (Wageningen University & Research)   Starting the workweek, als...

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  • It’s Crazy88: our physical live start in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen, Denmark – 15 August 2021 – Wetskills Challenge Day 1 By Eline Anvik (Free University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam International Water Week) &nbs...

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  • A wholesome online WetSkills SA experience

    W@tskills South Africa 2021 by Sbusiso Khuboni, Kimara Moodley (South Africa), Mpho Ramothole (South Africa) & Paul Notenboom (Netherlands)   The first...

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  • And the winner is…

    W@tskills South Africa 2021 by Karabo Mokoena,  Thandilizwe Bengeza (South Africa). Zintle Mbeka (South Africa) and Wessel de Beer (Netherlands),   8th of Ma...

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  • Getting close to the end, the temperature and pressure rise.

    W@tskills South Africa 2021 by Mashila Phihlela, Lutendo Nemayhola (South Africa), Tshepang Kgositau (South Africa) and Gerben van Muiswinkel (The Netherlands) ...

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  • “Not entirely virtual, Field trip involved”

    W@tskills South Africa 2021 by Sharon Setshedi, Masha Makgwale, Wendy Dube (South Africa) and Sebastiaan Haverkate ( Netherlands)   Day 5: Communication ...

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  • Virtual Challenge: Is it as fun as an offline event….?

    W@tskills South Africa 2021 by Nkhensani Tshidzumba, Awodwa Magingi, Lindelwa Ndhlovu (South Africa) Janne Brouwers and Renate Heemskerk (Netherlands)   ...

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  • The day after

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Olaf Koster, University of Melbourne   Today was the day after the end of the 10 day workshop week of Wetskills. Some of the...

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  • Game day! The finals of Wetskills!

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Duco Bijleveld, Wageningen University   What can we expect at the finals? The main event is the pitch of our three teams who...

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  • The end draws nigh!!

    Wetskills Netherlands 2o2o- by Gladys Mutahi, Wetsus Academy   It’s almost a wrap at the Wetskills The Netherlands 2020. The good men say the early bird ...

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  • Fun Sunday

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Marvin Ouma, Wetsus Academy       The day began with nice sunshine, a promising sign of a great day. I had breakfa...

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  • Our garden pitch!

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020, by Sarahi Garcia Garcia Villa, Wetsus Academy   We started our day visiting the library to prepare our pitches and posters. Aft...

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  • Let’s see the Wadden Sea!

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Nienke Vermeer, Utrecht University   After a great evening of homemade food, dancing and a good’s night sleep, everyone wo...

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  • Another one bites the dust-halfway through Wetskills Leeuwarden!

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Lauren Pope, WASTE adviser   The first Wetskills since the COVID slowdowns is proving to be the best form of a hybrid online...

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  • The Eureka Moment

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Matthijs Koop, Wageningen University     It is 7:00 o’clock, after a quick shower and a coffee in the citycenter ...

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  • A whirlwind of a day

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Bram Berkelmans, YEP   Today was a thriving Wetskills day. We met up with our case owners, shared ideas, brainstormed broadl...

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  • Excursions, excursions, excursions

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Ron Wolthuis   The second day of the event was all about the excursion. First by bus to the Afsluitdijk to see how the IJsse...

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  • Don’t call me Crazy…

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020 by student from Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences   My first Wetskills event started this morning at 0700, pack...

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  • Arrival day-a supervisor’s perspective

    Wetskills Netherlands 2020- by Charlie Casey-Haden, Program Supervisor, Wetskills   It’s Sunday, it’s 10:30 in the morning and I’m in the McDonalds c...

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  • And the winner is….

    Wetskills Oman 2020 – the corona edition Supervised by Ahmed Al-Busaidi and Marcel Rompelman   Wetskills Oman 2020 finished a day earlier than originally...

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  • Day 7: Snorkeling trip

    Wetskills-Oman 2020 – by Nathalie van Veen –   On Friday our weekend started (which is really weird, if you are used to a weekend that starts o...

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  • Day 5: A visit to the Haya wetland

    Wetskills-Oman 2020 – Watch the Vlog by Femke van Woesik –  …...

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  • Day 4: working on the cases

    Wetskills-Oman 2020 – Watch the Vlog by Ceylan Çete –  ...

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  • Day 3: fun, work & energy

    Wetskills-Oman 2020 – by Said Humaid Salim Al Asmi – Early morning all groups worked to submit the action plan for the case study as per the deadlin...

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  • Day 2: spot the differences

    Wetskills-Oman 2020 – by Buthayna Al Ghafri – Today (Sunday 8th March) was the first day of working on the Wetskills program at Sultan Qaboos Univer...

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  • Day 1: Start of Wetskills Oman 2020 – Introduction tour

    Wetskills Oman 2020 – Watch the vlog by Ocker Gehring  ...

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  • Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 Finals

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Shifa (Oman), Margo (South Africa) and Niurka (Mozambique)   05 November 2019- As the second day of the Amsterdam Interna...

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  • “Let IWW Amsterdam International Water week Conference begin”

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 By Luyanda (eSwatini) & Asmahan (Oman)   4 November 2019: Waking up today was a struggle; from writing a report, pitchi...

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  • Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines!

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Veerle (The Netherlands), Allyn (South Africa) & Almutamed (Oman)   03 November 2019: Today was all about finishing o...

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  • From A to B Travel experiences

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Kalpana Maraj (South Africa) & Ismail Laghmiri (Netherlands)   It was an early start for us this morning as we prep...

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  • Challenge Skills

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Aslıhan (Turkey)   We started the day very sharp at the Jazz Cafe Dizzy working on our pitches and posters which will be...

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  • Pressure Cooking Day ‘’ No Solutions, No Poster, No Pitch Oops!!……’’ If you don’t have skill you cannot do it.

    Wetskills The Netherlands by Sibongile (South Africa)   This day started very well everyone was on the tram on time 8h30 sharp!! heading to Hogeschool Rott...

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  • “Jack becomes a dull boy”

    Wetskills The Netherlands by Phomolo (Lesotho) & Arsenio (Mozambique)   All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work, makes Jack a...

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  • Wetskills water challenge: redefining ‘challenge’ to mean teamwork

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Sandra (Zimbabwe) & Oscar (Panama)   Upon hearing the word “challenge” in the Wetskills Water Challenge (WWC), on...

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  • “Work work work work work work (Rihanna’s rythem)”

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 by Ron (Israel)   Fifth day is here and the real work started!   After four amazing days of getting to know each other,...

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  • “Wetskills 2019 Crazy 88 games by young future water leaders”

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 By Itani (South Africa) & Moza (Oman)   Everything started on a cold Sunday morning where we celebrated a fellow partic...

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  • All roads lead to Wetsland: Excursion day!!!

    Wetskills The Netherlands By Mira (Oman) & Mthokozisi (Zimbabwe)   Waking up on the 26th of October proved to be a challenge after a long night of exp...

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  • Day 2: Let the work begin!!!

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 By Tasneem (Palestine) & Mohammed (Palestine)   Today we started at 9 am as the second day of teamwork which is a full-d...

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  • “If you build it, they will come”

    Wetskills The Netherlands 2019 By Annesley Crisp (South Africa)   On Thursday 24th October 2019, 26 young water professionals from across the world made th...

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  • Last day – the day of pitches and tears

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – By Xiaoxuan Zhao and Csilla Bekker – On the last day of the Wetskills program we had to give our pitches at the Conference o...

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  • Last day Calicut, chalo, chalo with the results!

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Twan Smitskamp and Febin Jacob   Time is flying when you’re having fun. Today was the last day of working on the project...

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  • Final day of preparation

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Balázs Day of final preparation. This day, all 3 groups still had some time to finish their cases. Posters, pitches and memos...

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  • Family day in Calicut

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Peter Hopman –   The Sunday in Calicut was a family day, since we are a Wetskills family we went for a day out. The ...

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  • A Busy Day Of Team Work

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Zoorathul Anfal –   Today we started at 9am as the second day of team work which is a really busy day of work schedu...

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  • A hard day’s work

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Arshad Anwar – The 6th day of Wetskills started with a lot of work. The teams were all picking up from yesterday’s ...

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  • Rise and shine! The adventures of Gödöllő await… 

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Linda Maseti Alarm bells rang at 05:30. We rised but I’m not so sure if I can say I shined. It was 07:48 and the streets wer...

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  • A productive day at ‘school’

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Maarten de Vries –   The fifth day of Wetskills Kerala started like a typical day at school: wake up at 8:00, finall...

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  • Brain Hurricane at JDT!

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Denny J Dilip –   It’s the third day of the Wetskills programme. The teams have been decided, the cases have b...

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  • The Brain Hurricane

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Ramón Kreka The day of the Brain Hurricane has just come. We met early in the morning in front of the beautiful main building...

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  • Floods and landslides fieldvisits in the Western Ghats!

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Zacharaia Joseph –   Day 2 was assigned for excursion and site visits to flood and landslides affected areas in Waya...

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  • The third day of Wetskills – Visit WWTP

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Evelin Németh After a really eventful weekend we was going to Csepel Island where located the Waste Water Treatment Plant fro...

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  • Waste Water Works

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Bogi – Today we visited the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Csepel Island with WETSKILLS team. We had an ...

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  • The First Day!

    Wetskills Kerala 2019 – by Elsa Anna Simon –   I’m an Urban Planner with Architecture background, currently working as Assistant Professor at...

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  • Our 2nd day – Pest to Buda Hunting

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – by Van Dao Have you ever fallen in love with a city at first sight? If you haven’t, go to Budapest. If you’ve ever be...

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  • The Wicked Wetskills Weblog

    Wetskills Hungary 2019 – By Berend – The Wicked Wetskills Weblog: 5 october afternoon And crazy it was! We split up in three groups -the groups that...

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  • Wrap up the Wetskills

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Khawon Lee (Sangmyung University –    Can you remember the first day of Wetskills? It’s kind of awkward wh...

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  • Looking back over the last two weeks

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Kyutae Kim (University of Twente) –    Short but so intense two weeks has been passed. Due to the hurricane ...

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  • Wetskills: such an experience

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Roel Hunting (Waterschap Rijn en IJssel) –    If you asked me what I knew about South Korea prior to Wetskil...

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  • Happy Tears and Wetskills

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Berkay Umut Yesildagli (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)    Wetskills is a journey. A psychical test whi...

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  • It’s finals day!

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Pleun Weijers (Waterschap Limburg) –    Time flies when thinking out-of-the-box! Today was the last day of o...

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  • Finals at AquaTech – and the winners are…

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Simone van Holst & Andrea Velasco Martinez This morning everyone woke up with excitement and maybe a little bit of nervousn...

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  • I can’t believe it’s already the last night!

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Hyeonmin Lee (Seoul National University) –    In the morning, we attended to World Water Cities Forum. Befor...

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  • First day of conference!

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Eveline van Groesen (Water Authority Brabantse Delta) –      Last night was deadline night. So, when we...

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  • Ready to go KIWW

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Seungyeon Lee (Hongik University) –   Today is the day to leave for Daegu to attend the KIWW. We gathered at ...

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  • Trip to Teotihuacan – an authentic Mexican experience

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Beatriz Adriana Rojas González (Universidad Panamericana) – Early this morning, at the Universidad Panamericana there wa...

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  • D-Day of Wetskills 2019

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Muhammad Yacub (Kumoh National Institute of Technology)-   It was the day of deadline Wetskills-South Korea 2019. D...

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  • Sunday-The day of rest….right?

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Charlotte Casey- Haden (Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier)    Sunday started like any other Wetskills day...

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  • Poster and Pitch Training

    Wetskills Mexcio 2019 – by Ilse Meeuwsen (Radboud University) & Cesar Chávez Flores (Instituto Tecnologico de Arandas) – After a really nice an...

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  • “Saturday’s work”

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Youngin Kim (Hongik University)    Today is weekend, but everyone worked together. We met at a later time than usu...

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  • Feedback, Piñata and Party

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Regina Méndez Guerrero (Universidad Panamericana) and Alejandra López Vázquez del Mercado (Universidad Panamericana) –...

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  • Thank God It’s Friday

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 – by Jinwoo Kim (Kyungpook National University) –    Today, we started with a poster and pitch introduction program...

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  • Ideas are coming together

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Leonardo Bueno Guerrero (Universidad de Guadalajara) & Brenda Palomares (UNAM) – Things have started to come together...

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  • “Wet”skills finally meets the expectations

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Amber van der Meijs (Waterschap Brabantse Delta)    What started as a dry and sunny morning, turned quickly into a...

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  • Third day of Wetskills: a day of action plan

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Sandeep Busakala (Yeungnam University) –    I tend to wake up early today, after quick shower and tea. I wen...

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  • I wish I could be better than yesterday

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Hyojeong Lee (Hongik University) –   There was a team announcement today. I wondered what case I was going to...

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  • Brain Hurricane in the University Panamericana

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Lisa Kappetijn (psychology and international politics) and Sofía Casco (innovation and design eng.) –   Today we sp...

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  • A day in a community lounge at KIST

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Qayyum Adil (Seoul National University) Today, I woke up with a thought in my mind that who are going to be my teammate...

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  • Welcome to Wetskills Mexico 2019

    Wetskills Mexico 2019 – by Arturo Zavala Guzmán (UNAM) and Quirine van der Meer (WDOD) –   Today was our first day of Wetskills Mexico. After ...

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  • A group of very different people in a city with very similar apartment buildings

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Wenne van der Horst (Utrecht University)  Today was the first official day of the Wetskills program in Korea. We were a...

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  • Let’s get started..

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Sanne de Smet (Delft University of Technology) –  Well I thought that writing a blog would be the perfect activit...

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  • “Why did you join Wetskills and what are your expactions?”

    Wetskills South Korea 2019 –  by Dami Kim (Hongik University) –  First of all, I thought that this Wetskills program would be a great opportunity ...

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  • Preparations Wetskills South Korea 2019

    Tomorrow, 26th of August, Wetskills South Korea 2019 will start! We (Floor and Inge) are finalizing the preparations! Looking forward to meet the participants a...

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  • Life in Sirajganj Day 2

    by Tamanna Akter   So far, Sirajganj has never failed to amaze team Wetskills. The hide and seek between sun and rain helped us to capture the perfect natu...

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  • City of River

    By Fairooz Tasnim Tori   After a long tiring journey at previous day, Sirajganj welcome us with banquet of green and blue serenity. The day was planned to ...

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  • Jackfruit and case work

    by Meng Hsuan Tsai   During the last two days of Wetskills, many participants have worked on their own case studies and the pitch. In the middle of the day...

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  • When cultural diversity met the natural diversity

    By Noshin Saiyara   From the idea of thinking independently together Wetskills introduced us to the wide range of diversity. May this be in culture or in n...

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  • Reflections on Sirajganj

    by Saskia van Otterloo   Our fieldtrip started with a chaotic train trip to Sirajganj from Dhaka, on the afternoon of the 4th of July. Many of the Dutch ha...

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  • Memory zone

    By Zahrun Zannat   Water and peoples, when you put them together amazing things start to happen. And with the welcoming rain it got more interesting in Ban...

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  • A big planning day

      by Nazeat Ameen Iqra   We all woke up this morning thinking we had lots to do today. Yesterday we submitted our process action plan so we needed to ...

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  • Relativity

    By M. Rasheduzzaman (Rafi)   “Where is it? Is it above the clouds or fainted over by seeing the beauty of this city? From which direction it is coming? W...

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  • BrainHurricane: A very fruitful process for understanding any problem within a short time

    By A.K. Azad   BrainHurricane event is a totally new approach to me. But it’s very interesting. At first, I had no interest in it. But when the 1st discu...

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  • Wet inauguration of Wetskills Bangladesh

    By Tanvir Arafat   Nature tried to harmonize with the nomenclature as Heavens were open to welcome Wetskills Bangladesh.   After the formal introducti...

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  • Wetskills team awarded at Flood Proof Romania

    Last week Wetskills wrapped up its fourth event in Romania at the new Flood Proof Romania testing facility. As one of the initiators Wetskills Foundation was in...

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  • Work in progress

    June, 07, 2019, Wetskills Romania 2019 by Virginia-Mălina Voicu The day started at Faculty of Hydrotehnics, UTCB. Last days we were all busy with brainstorming...

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  • BrainHurricane

    Hi! This is my blog for 6june by Eddy Secu. “The BrainHurricane Day was a productive day where we linked the first ideas about projects. It all started in...

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  • Meeting a case owner on site

    June 5th, 2019 Wetskills Romania 2019 by Maria Nava Ocampo The day started by getting all ready to have a great typical Romanian breakfast, later on we had a re...

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  • Wettest Wetskills ever?

    4th June 2019 by Vlad Pestritu The day started by having breakfast at New Old Village Pub(BIRT). After that, we went at Prim Pass Cabin to suit up for Rafting w...

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  • Off we go…..

    3 June by Sandra Malagon and Alexandra Turturica After a well-deserved rest from the trip we started our day by visiting the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Mus...

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  • No sleep till Bucharest……

    June 2nd, 2019 Wetskills Romania 2019 by Peter Overvest I was hoping this day to get a lot of sleep, I was expecting that idea would be disturbed by some travel...

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  • Reflection: diamonds are forever

    Muscat, Oman – 27 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge – Reflection By Niel de Jong (Water Authority Hollands Noorderkwartier & Nation...

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  • And the winner is…

    Muscat, Oman – 25 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 10 By Luisa Javier (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia...

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  • Atheer vs Martijn

    Muscat, Oman – 24 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 9 By Atheer Al Kabsi (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Ara...

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  • True Value of Water at Wetskills-Oman 2019

    The 2nd Wetskills in Oman took place from 15 to 25 March 2019. 24 local and international young professionals and students from the water sector worked together...

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  • Working, working and Shisha at the End of the Night!

    Muscat, Oman – 21 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 6 By Maryam Al Balushi (Petroleum Development Oman)   Today we were introduced t...

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  • Sultan Qaboos University Tour

    Muscat, Oman – 20 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 5 By Rawabi Al Hajri (A’Sharqiyah University)   When you start to break t...

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  • From holiday to an ‘enriching experience’

    Muscat, Oman – 19 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 4 By Areej Al Ghaithi (Petroleum Development Oman)   I was on holiday, in a diffe...

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  • Training Pitch and Poster

    Muscat, Oman – 19 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 4 By Balqees Al Shaaibi (A’Sharqiyah University)   We start the day by Jo...

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  • Experiencing diversity

    Muscat, Oman – 19 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 4 By Marwa Abdullah Al Mahdouri (Haya Water)   The new edition of the Wetskills...

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  • Working in office and on-site!

    Muscat, Oman – 18 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 3 By Bart van der Ven (Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg & Nationaal Water Traineeship) &...

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  • Team assignment: ‘I am in Team Haya Water!!’

    Muscat, Oman – 17 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 2 By Ilsa Phillips (Wageningen University)   Yesterday was the first day at the S...

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  • Water and culture experiences in Oman Mountains

    Muscat, Oman – 16 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 1 By Bobby Leijgraaf (Water Authority Delfland) & Ajin Kuttithara Janardhanan (ARC...

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  • Acclimatising in Muscat & Surroundings

    Muscat, Oman – 15 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 0 By Rachid Abraimi (Water Authority Hollandse Delta)   On Friday 15th of march m...

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  • Welcome “Ahlan Wa Shlan”

    Muscat, Oman – 15 March 2019 – Wetskills Water Challenge Day 0 By Kathiya Al-Aufi (Sultan Qaboos University) The Wetskills in the Netherlands was o...

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  • The pressure cooker is fully on!

    Wetskills Kyrgyzstan  – Day 9 25.10 Dear readers, hope it will be interesting to know how the Wetskills project going in Kyrgyzstan! Starting from sunny ...

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  • The lesser days remain the more exciting!

    Wetskills Kyrgyzstan – Day 8   Today was pretty much productive day, probably the most productive since the beginning of the training. At least for o...

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  • Research in the field

    Wetskills Kyrgyzstan Day 5 – 19.10. This morning we got up and went to the university. The firstly in the morning what we did was a quick introduction to ...

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  • Game, new rules, work on action plan

    Wetskills Kyrgyzstan 18.10.2018 Day 4 Today we started again with a little game to learn each other’s names. Unfortunately, a lot of people came late so we ha...

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  • BrainHurricane day in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    This morning we got up and got to the university. The first thing we did in the morning was a quick introduction to remember each other’s names better. After ...

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  • Water canals, reservoirs and making friends

    Wetskills Kyrgyzstan – Day 2 October 16th, 2018     Early this morning, we got picked up by our dear host Mr. Kalybek from the National Water Re...

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  • Wetskills Kyrgyzstan is on!

    A new Wetskills, a new challenge! Bishkek, 15 Oct 2018   Welcome to this exciting Wetskills Kyrgyzstan 2018 in the green city Bishkek. It is the first time...

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  • From strangers to family

    By Nhlanhla Dube   The 26th of September finally arrived. The day everyone had been tirelessly working towards. This was the day all teams would do their p...

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