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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 invited by Romanian partners to align this Wetskills event to this unique event (read more). As chair of jury, Michiel van Haersma Buma (former CEO Water Authority Delfland and chair of advisory board Brigaid project) congratulated the international team that came up with an innovative way of reducing plastics in the touristic area of Nehoiu in the Carpathians and to stimulate tourism in this region (see poster).   The winning international and transdisciplinary team existed of: Romanian participants Theodor Diga (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine), Alexandra Turturica (University Politehnica of Bucharest) and Eduard Secu (Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest), Sjoerd van der Meulen (HAN University of Applied Sciences) from The Netherlands and Sandra Malagón (Waterschapsbedrijf Limburg) from Colombia.   The finals were organised at the Brigaid...

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Mayor of Rotterdam Mr. Aboutaleb awarded winning team Wetskills-China 2019

“While water is not a top of mind theme in the City of Rotterdam, water is the every important challenge of each day.” stated Mayor of the City of Rotterdam Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, guest of honor, having the privilege to award the winning team of Wetskills-China 2019. He inspires the next generation of water leaders at a special seminar during the 40 years sister city relationship celebration between Shanghai and Rotterdam with the following words:“Our youth needs to understand how to respect the environment, to experience her importance and be aware of the consequences of their behavior and actions.Living with water is the one of the important concerns in Rotterdam. We need to teach the next generation to safeguard our cities, to secure a sustainable world and to create a livable and inclusive society. Wetskills is very useful method to reach this.”   Regarding living with water, the City of Rotterdam can...

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For The First Time To Hungary!!

This new edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the beautiful, authentic and water-rich Budapest, proud capital of Hungary. The blue Danube River splits the two city parts Buda and Pest, each with their own style and scenery. The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates in Hungary, Europe and from over the world to apply for this new Wetskills initiative. The presentations will be aligned to and close cooperation with the Budapest Water Summit (15-16 October). This will be the first Wetskills Water Challenge Hungary and it is the tenth time overall in Europe, after The Netherlands, Romania and United Kingdom. To all who are interested in water challenges in Hungary and staying in the beautiful City of Bupapest, this is your chance! Apply now for this great opportunity to experience Hungary and meet its water challenges! Visit our website for more information and registration. Visit our website for more information and registration. We see you...

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Wrap-up Future Water Leaders programme at Aquatech-China 2019

During the Aquatech China exhibition in Shanghai, Wetskills with the support of Amsterdam Rai (organiser of Aquatech-China) have organized a pavilion and programme for young water professionals under the brand Future Water Leaders. The programme aimed to address the development of the next generation of water professionals who will become leaders in the water sector.   Between the 3d and 5th of June, the FWL programme attracte recent graduates and young professionals in a series of activities designed specially to help expand their knowledge and network.On Monday, the programme kicked-off with the Wetskills participants and a series of introductions from Annete Bos of Amsterdam Rai, Nic Panekeet from 98 Sparks and the Dutch Wavemakers announced their first Chinese Wavemaker, Paralympic swimmer Jiachao. In the afternoon participants could interact with 3 panelists Olli Hakala (CEWP), Tomi Lukkarinen (HSY) and Libing Song (PureTerra Ventures) over the topic of the skills that today's youth need to...

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Sailing to COP25 Climate Conference in Chili

A group of 20 young people is planning to sail from Europe to the COP25 Climate Conference in Chili (2-13 December 2019), to raise the voice of youth at the COP25 climate negotiations. With this trip they want to raise awareness on the negative impact of aviation and call for a fair and climate-neutral travel industry. Along the way a roadmap to a sustainable future of travel will be made. "The climate and ecological crisis is asking for a fast shift to a just and sustainable transport system. It should be easy, affordable and attractive to travel, without damaging the planet." Join this initiative: Sign up as participant - Young professionals are invited to sign up for this life-changing event (deadline: 1st of June 2019). Organisations can support this initiave and send their trainees or young professionals to join. Become a theme partner - Organisations working on sustainable mobility are invited to join...

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