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October 2018

Wetskills-Kyrgyzstan 2018

October 15 - October 26
Kyrgyz National Agririan University, 68 Mederova St
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Wetskills goes to Central Asia for the first time! The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for this unique opportunity to meet the irrigation and water challenges in Kyrgyzstan. Apply now for this great opportunity to experience the 33th Wetskills edition!

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September 2018

Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018

September 15 - September 27
WaterCampus, Oostergoweg 7
Leeuwarden, Fryslân 8911 MA Netherlands

The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the fifth Wetskills Water Challenge programme in The Netherlands, in and around the Europeans Cultural Capital of 2018: City of Leeuwarden (northern part of NL). Apply now for this great opportunity to experience the 34th Wetskills edition!

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June 2018

Wetskills-South Africa 2018

June 16 - June 27
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town, Western Province South Africa

Cape Town, June 2018 – Minister of Water and Sanitation of South Africa, Mr. Gugile Nkwinti and Mr. Henk Ovink, Special Water Envoy for the kingdom of The Netherlands, awarded the winning team ‘Water Sleuths’ with their concept ‘Bye Day Zero‘ at a special ceremony at the WISA Conference in Cape Town.

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May 2018

Wetskills-China 2018

May 20 - June 2

The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in China. This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the great cities of Hangzhou and Shanghai for two weeks, visiting interesting and relevant water-related locations in and around Hangzhou and having the finals and awarding during the yearly Aquatech Shanghai, world's largest water event. Apply now for this unique opportunity to experience the 30th Wetskills edition: back to China!

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Wetskills-Colombia 2018

May 20 - June 1
Cartagena Argentina

The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge program in Colombia. This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the gorgeous, historic Colombian port city of Cartagena for two weeks, visiting interesting and relevant water-related locations in and around Cartagena and having the finals and awarding during the yearly ACODAL congress. To all who are interested in water challenges and the ancient heritage of Colombia, this is your chance! Apply now for this unique opportunity to experience the very first Wetskills edition in South America!

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March 2018

SunGlacier Challenge in Oman

March 20 - March 25
Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoudh,Muscat 123
Muscat, Oman

Do you want to make water from the air? Join the SunGlacier Challenge. The partners of the SunGlacier Challenge invite teams of universities worldwide to join this unique challenge in Oman (20-23 March 2018) to make water from the air! Create as a university team your own SunGlacier (based on the techniques that will be provided), arrange your travel to Oman and compete with other teams. Main goal: going further with the latest techniques to provide the world with a new, reliable and cheap water source!

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January 2018

Wetskills-South Korea 2018

January 28 - February 12
Hongik University (Seoul), 94, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Read about the unique finals in the Holland Heineken House, Gangneung during the PyeongChang olympic Winter Games in presence of The Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte. The Wetskills Foundation with partners Hongik University, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Korea Water Forum organized a special edition of Wetskills: the Olympic edition in South Korea (period: 28 January - 12 February 2018).

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October 2017

Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017

October 19, 2017 - November 2, 2017
Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map

The fourth Wetskills edition in The Netherlands was a special one: A tour through the Dutch Delta. 23 participants of 10 different nationalities and 6 cases! Visit the page of this event!

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September 2017

Wetskills Israel 2017

September 3, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Technion Haifa, Israel + Google Map

For the second time to Israel: it was a great experience again. Have a look to the experiences, cases and results.

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May 2017

Wetskills Romania 2017

May 4, 2017 - May 18, 2017
Politehnica University of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenței 313
Bucharest, Romania
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Are you a student or young professional in Europe or even outside, who wants to make a difference in the water sector? Would you like to experience working in international teams and experiencing water in Romania? Do you want to work on challenging water issues and get to present your ideas during the ExpoApa in Bucharest? This is your chance! Join us to Romania!

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March 2017

Wetskills United Kingdom 2017

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

Are you a student or young professional in Europe or even outside, who wants to make a difference in the water sector? Would you like to experience working in international teams and experiencing water in the United Kingdom? Do you want to work on challenging water issues and get to present your ideas during the Young Water Professionals meeting in Bath, UK? This is your chance! Join us to the United Kingdom!

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January 2017

Wetskills India 2017

January 2, 2017 - January 15, 2017
Centre for environment Education, Sargam Marg, Bodakdev
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380054 India

Wetskills Foundation with partners Center for Environment Education, DuurzaamDoor (RVO.nl) and Gujarat Pollution Board organized the second Wetskills edition in India.

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October 2016

Wetskills Iran 2016

October 14, 2016 - October 25, 2016
Sharif University of Technology Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of)

Tehran-Iran, Minister of Environment and Infrastructure of Kingdom of The Netherlands, Ms. Schultz van Haegen announced and awarded the winning team of Wetskills-Iran. The Wetskills jury found that returning a flamingo to Lake Urmia to raise awareness on all kinds of levels in society (from primary schools to farmers to municipalities) was the idea worth awarding.

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July 2016

Wetskills-Taiwan 2016

July 10, 2016 - July 24, 2016
National Taiwan University Taipei, Taiwan + Google Map

Taipei / Tainan, Taiwan – After 5 years of cooperation with the Taiwanese water sector, Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in Taiwan for the first time. It was merged with the Water Youth Camp of Water Resources Agency in Taiwan. 24 Taiwanese and 12 Dutch participants were mixed in 6 teams, each with its own challenge. Visit this event page, see the Wetskills Movie & the News item of Formosa TV

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June 2016

Wetskills-United States 2016

June 12, 2016 - June 24, 2016
Northeastern University Boston, United States + Google Map

Boston, Massachusetts, United States – After 19 successful editions worldwide in the last six years, of which two in North America, the Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in Boston for the first time (after last year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin).

Team ARCADIS won with the out-of-the-box concept 'Safety on Pillars', a multipurpose bridge to raise awareness for climate proofing the Seaport district in Boston.

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May 2016

Wetskills South Africa 2016

May 6, 2016 - May 18, 2016
Ryerson University in Toronto Durban, South Africa + Google Map

On the 16th of May five groups of young water professionals presented their innovative ideas for water related challenges during the Wetskills competition. The winning team presented an impressive solution for dealing with drought and flooding in the Inkomati river basin area, shared by South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands was the head of the jury. He praised the five international teams for their out-of-the-box thinking.

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November 2015

Wetskills India 2015

November 28, 2015 - December 11, 2015
Water Innovation and Research Centre of University of Bath, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom
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Ahmedabad, India – After 16 successful editions in five years, the Wetskills Water Challenge was organized in India for the first time. This Wetskills program started on 28 November and ended on 11 December. 24 students and young professionals in the Dutch and Indian water industry competed to develop an innovative concept for five case studies from various partners in India.

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June 2015

Wetskills Romania 2015

June 5, 2015 - June 18, 2015
Romania Bucharest, Romania + Google Map

On 5 June 2015, the new edition of the Wetskills Water Challenge started in Bucharest. After the successful event in 2013, Wetskills was invited by the Politehnica to hold a new event. 18 students from Romanian and Dutch universities participated in the two-weeks programme. The programme started in Constanta with the teambuilding trip to wastewater treatment plant and a construction site of Van Oord’s project aimed at preventing further costal erosion. The Wetskills final presentations and awarding ceremony were held during the ExpoApa (17 June).

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June 2014

Wetskills Canada 2014

June 6, 2014 - June 21, 2014
Ryerson University Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada – Water Hollistics is the next winner of the Wetskills Water Challenge. The edition in Toronto was held for the first time in North America, from 5th to 19th of June. The teams of students from various Dutch, American and Canadian universities presented their innovative concepts during the Ryerson Urban Water Day (17th of June), which took place at the Ryerson University in Toronto. The awarding ceremony took place at the Canadian Water Summit a day later.

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November 2013

Wetskills Israel 2013

November 26, 2013 - December 11, 2013
Technion Haifa, Israel + Google Map

Tel Aviv – On Sunday 8 December Mr. Wientjes (President of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW)) awarded a team of two Israeli and two Dutch water students. This team won the prestigious Wetskills Water Challenge Israel 2013 with their out-of-the-box concept “Reclaim Agriculture”, about improving the social context of using reclaimed water for agricultural purposes in Arabic areas in Israel.

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May 2013

Wetskills Romania 2013

May 29, 2013 - June 13, 2013
Romania Bucharest, Romania + Google Map

The first edition of the Wetskills Water Challenge in Bucharest was organized in 2013. 20 students from Romanian and Dutch universities participated in the two-weeks programme. The programme had a great team building weekend in Bran, Brasov, Sinaia and Bucharest. The Wetskills final presentations and awarding ceremony were held during the ExpoApa.

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November 2012

Wetskills Egypt 2012

November 17, 2012 - December 2, 2012
Cairo University Cairo, Egypt + Google Map

For more than 36 years, the Advisory Panel on Water Management (APP) contributed to Egyptian-Dutch development cooperation in the water sector. The Panel has always functioned as a think-thank and as a communication body between departments and ongoing water and sanitation projects. The Wetskills teams presented their cases during a presentation event in the Egyptian/Dutch High level panel meeting on Water Management (28 and 29 November 2012).

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January 2012

Wetskills Oman 2012

January 1, 2012 - January 14, 2012
Sultan Qaboos University, Al Khoudh,Muscat 123
Muscat, Oman
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The first edition of the Wetskills Water Challenge in Bucharest was organized in 2013. 20 students from Romanian and Dutch universities participated in the two-weeks programme. The programme had a great team building weekend in Bran, Brasov, Sinaia and Bucharest. The Wetskills final presentations and awarding ceremony were held during the ExpoApa.

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