The first Wetskills Water Challenge ever was organized in China during the WorldExpo 2010 in Shanghai. Guess where we aimed to go this year as well… China!! The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Hangzhou and Shanghai. This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the nice city of Hangzhou with the beautiful XiHu (West Lake). The presentations will be organized in the framework of and close cooperation with the largest water event worldwide: Aquatech China in Shanghai (31 May – 2 June). So Wetskills will stay in booming Shanghai for the last days as well!
To all who are interested in water challenges and the ancient heritage of Hangzhou and the booming Shanghai: this is your chance! Apply now for this great opportunity to experience China and its water!
We are looking for local and international students and Young Professionals, who are passionate about water and excited to work in mixed teams for transdisciplinary water solutions. Apply for Wetskills China 2018 (period: 20 May 2018 – 1 June 2018).
We are looking for you! Read the Announcement for Participants Wetskills China 2018.
Some last positions left for Chinese and international candidates (on a First come, first served basis).
Participation costs for international participants or local participants without accommodation in Hangzhou and Shanghai are 425 euros or equivalent in Chinese yuan. The fee includes accommodation, programme costs, supervision, some social activities, field trips, working locations, presentations by experts and the awarding event at the Aquatech Shanghai exhibition & congress. It does not include transport, some meals, other daily costs. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (like plane tickets and some local travel), meals during working days and other personal costs.
The fee for participants from China, who do not need accommodation, are 80 euros or equivalent in Chinese yuan, including the above arrangements, except for the accommodation in Hangzhou.
During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).
Case owner: Zhejiang Institute of hydraulics and Estuary
The coastal plain areas in Zhejiang Province is prone to typhoon storm surge disasters and waterlogging disasters due to the backwater effect of high tide level during torrential rain periods. It is envisaged to build a detention basin in coastal plain areas, which connects with open seas under normal conditions. When a strong rainfall is predicted and there is low tide level at open seas, the sluice gate is closed to keep a low water level in the detention basin so that floods can be discharged into the detention basin when the strong rain comes, minimizing the waterlogging possibility. At the same time, the detention basin would form a buffer zone to enhance the capability against typhoon storm surges.
Case owner: Westland Municipality
In a greenhouse horticulture municipality, such as Westland Municipality , both energy management and the availability of good irrigation water are essential for production of the crops. The subsurface is a source and buffer that are interesting and used for both renewable energy (with cold-heat storage) and irrigation water. But this leads to a conflict between both due to the limited capacity in aquifers. How can we use the existing aquifere capacity for both renewable energy and irrigation water in an harmonious way?
Case owner: Province Overijssel
Province Overijssel is working on becoming water robust and climate resilient in 2050. This starts by identifying the areas with the highest risk and by engaging in dialogue with the stakeholders. The challenge is to connect themes such as water, nature, agriculture, energy, mobility and spatial development in the approach. Working together with municipalities, waterboards and other stakeholders is essential. How do we identify the biggest bottlenecks and work together in “good governance” to tackle them?
Case owner: Zhejiang yugong information technology co., ltd
Water conservancy project from construction, operation until scrap seems to be a living life, as a water conservancy people we should manage it wholeheartedly in the whole process of its life, with the applications of modern technology. Recently, we developed the integrated management software system of water conservancy project construction process, standardized operation management software system of water conservancy project, and some kinds of optimization scheduling decision software system, etc. How can this provide decision-making for the whole life optimization management of water conservancy project: to improve the service life of water conservancy project and benefit people for a long time!
The Wetskills organization is looking for Case Owners; companies, knowledge institutes and organisations that formulate their case and support one of the Wetskills programmes worldwide. Visit the archive of Wetskills-South Korea for an impression of the event results. For more information contact Johan Oost (firstname.lastname@example.org).