Wetskills United Kingdom 2017

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Wetskills United Kingdom 2017

March 30, 2017 - April 12, 2017

About The Event

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The Wetskills organization invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge program to be held in Bath, Somerset, UK. The first Wetskills edition in the United Kingdom will be hosted by the Water Innovation Research Centre of the University of Bath (WIRC@Bath).

Apply for this unique opportunity to participate in Wetskills Water Challenge! Final Announcement for Participants Wetskills-UK 2017

Wetskills is integrated in the IWA YWP-UK programme with about 120-150 Young Professionals organized by our local host WIRC@Bath (see more information: Leaflet with more information and Preliminary programme). Wetskills participants will join this programme and this is included in the Wetskills fee.

We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organisations from Europe and abroad with a passion for water: Apply for Wetskills-United Kingdom 2017 (period: 30 March – 12 April 2017).

Deadline: Some positions left!

You can still register (first come, first served)

The normal rate is GBP 440. This participation fee includes accommodation in Bath, teambuilding weekend activities, some lunches & dinners, field trip, workshop, YWP-UK conference entrance fee and working locations. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (plane tickets, local travel, etcetera), meals during working days and other personal costs. some meals, programme, supervision, field trips.

For participants who do not require accommodation, the rate is GBP 240,-.

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.).

For more information, contact Inge Muhlig (inge.muhlig@wetskills.com) or local host Chrysoula Papacharalampou (chrysoula.papacharalampou@wetskills.com).

For other information about Wetskills: Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com)

Registration deadline

Some positions left; registration till 15 March; first come, first served.

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Practical information

Event Cases

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The Wetskills organization of the edition is looking for Case Owners, companies/organisations that formulate their case and support the Wetskills programme. See Leaflet Case Sponsors Wetskills-United Kingdom 2017.

For more information, contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com) or for local companies/organisations in United Kingdom: Chrysoula Papacharalampou (chrysoula.papacharalampou@wetskills.com).

Case 1: Temporary water (un)safety

Case owner: Hoogheemraadschap Delfland

Delfland examines its dikes to asses if they technically comply to the normative safety standards. Sometimes the assessment results are below the safety requirements and reinforcement is required. The time between the (below standard) results and the improvements can take years largely due to the variety of stakeholder interests. Delfland needs a strategy and location specific solutions for the below standard dikes in this period to ensure safety for the inhabitants in the low-lands.

Case owner:

information will be provided in a later stage

Case 2: Implementing City BluePrint of Bath

Case owner: Water Innovation Research Centre of the University of Bath & WaterShare (KWR Watercycle Research Institute)

The City BluePrint is an objective tool to provide an overview of the water management of cities and the governance capacity to implement changes for improvement. The City BluePrint will be developed for Bath. The team is challenges to think in ways to do more with the outcomes of this City BluePrint of Bath.

More information will be provided in a later stage

Case 3: Impactful cooperation between Young Water Professionals in Europe

Case owner: European Water Traineeship

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” (Albert Einstein). Even as more or less developed region in the World, Europe faces many water challenges: Droughts, Flood events, Climate changes, Pollution. As Albert Einstein mentioned: we need creative concepts to solve these challenges. Young Water Professionals (YWP) in Europe are ready to take these water challenges, but what is a European YWP? How can YWPs overcome the challenges of cross-boundary corporation in Europe and work together in a more systematic way?

Case 4: Citizens, businesses and government in action for a waterproof Westland

Case owner: Westland Municipality

Westland is characterized by a patchwork of interlaced horticultural and residential functions. During intensive rainfall, the water system cannot drain the water quickly enough, resulting in increased water levels and flood risk. Till now the policy is to use the available storage capacity of the water system. However, researches have shown that the storage capacity in the area has reached its limits. That is why we search for additional measures to retain water instead of draining the water: In cooperation with all stakeholders!

Event Partners

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Institute of Mathematical Innovation of University of Bath_
Gemeente Westland_
University of Bath - Alumni Fund_

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March 30, 2017
April 12, 2017
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Water Innovation and Research Centre of University of Bath
University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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