Wetskills-India 2021

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Wetskills-India 2021

January 2, 2021 - January 13, 2021

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Create your Climate Adaptive Future!

Join the (interstate) Wetskills Event in India!

Wetskills Foundation and its local host Centre for Environment Education will organize the Water Challenge the fifth Wetskills event in India (after 2015 and 2017 in Ahmedabad, 2019 Delhi and 2019 Kerala). This will be the fifth time overall in India. It will be an interstate event with participants from different states in India.

The results of this Wetskills event will be input for the Water Action Track of the online Climate Adaptation Summit. This online Summit will be organized by the Global Center on Adaptation in The Netherlands on 25 January 2021 with the live and online presence of many Sustainability Leaders all over the world. 

This 2-weeks Wetskills programme will start on 2 January 2021. All participants will participate from home the first week of the event. If the corona pandemic situation allows, the second week will be organised in and around to the City of Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat. (The back fall option is that everyone stays in the home state during the two weeks). The participants will work in transcultural and transdisciplinary teams on real-life water cases.

The main theme of this Wetskills Challenge is Climate Adaptation and the role of water.  The formulated cases for the teams will cover Climate Adaptation themes in various parts in India with various stakeholders.  The Finals will be organized on the Campus of Centre of Environment Education / Nehru Foundation in Ahmedabad on 13 January 2021. It will be broadcasted with a livestream to welcome audience, experts and involved participants & professionals from outside India. This one-hour livestream will be published and displayed during the Climate Adaptation Summit on 25 January 2021.

Note: Wetskills Foundation and its partners will apply the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations of WHO, The Indian and Dutch government. The participants are responsible for themselves to apply to their own country’s directives. Read also the Terms & Conditions carefully.

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Deadline for registration:

5 December 2020

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Application (online) and first selection deadline for local and international participants: 5 December 2020.

After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications will be made untill the program is full. (First Come, First Served).

Who can apply?

We are mainly looking for participants from various parts in India. Any Young Water Professionals (up to 5 years of working experience) and last year Bachelor, Master or PhD student from Indian universities or organizations with passion for Water, Climate Adaptation and intercultural teamwork. Also candidates from other countries are welcome to join this online programme (free of charge).

How can I apply?

Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the botton on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria

The Wetskills organization will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. The organisation will also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).


  • Participation fee for local applicants living in Ahmedabad, who do not need accommodation arrangements, is INR 1000,-.
  • Participation fee for applicants from other parts in India and accommodation arrangements needed in Ahmedabad,, is INR 2000.-. They also need to pay the travel to Ahmedabad. If candidates want to have support for travel arrangements, contact the Wetskills organization.
  • Note: some international participants can join this programme online for free.

Note: 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.).

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

Wetskills participants get a unique learning experience, tackling real-world water challenges with their own team, and also:
♦ Increase their skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
♦ Get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals, but also experienced professionals from over the world (online);
♦ Visit Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and surroundings in the second week: water-related, natural and cultural sites and meet water professionals;
♦ Learn, network and experience more about the international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
♦ Receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

More information

Interested candidates can send an email to Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com) or Vipul Patel (vipul.patel@ceeindia.org) for more information. For more information about Wetskills events in India, contact Johan Oost.

Event Cases

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Case 1: Water as Leverage for lowering domestic water pollution

Expert(s): Luit-Jan Dijkhuis (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water of The Netherlands, coordinator for India)

information in a later stage.

Case 2: Pani Panchayat: Community involvement in water governance 

Case owner:

information in a later stage.

Case 3: Women for resilience: Improving role of women in Climate Adaptation

Case owner:

information in a later stage.

Case 4: Strategical planning for sustainable water use in agriculture 

Case owner:

information in a later stage.

Case 5: Pollution and river systems: Industrial pollution and solutions in citie

Case owner:

information in a later stage.

Event Partners

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January 2, 2021
January 13, 2021
Event Category:


Centre for environment Education
Sargam Marg, Bodakdev
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054 India


Machtelijn Brummel
Madhavi Joshi
Natasja Fraters
Johan Oost