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Wetskills continues (partly) online on 22 September

Write down in your agenda: September 22 in the afternoon. This afternoon is dedicated to the finals of Wetskills-The Netherlands 2020 in Leeuwarden. In addition, Wetskills online is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the focus on the added value for Partners of the program in past years. The program will be broadcasted in the Wetsus’ auditorium, where a maximum of 40 people will be present live.   Next Sunday, the 45th Wetskills event will start in Leeuwarden, the seventh edition in The Netherlands. It will be the first Wetskills event after the global outbreak of the corona virus. 12 Young Professionals and students will work in mixed teams on water issues raised by three organizations, the case owners.   The Programme Towards A Rich Wadden Sea (PRW) challenges one of the teams to come up with a projection of sustainable mobility across the Wadden Sea. The Province of Fryslân would like to entice the...

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Cases for Wetskills-NL2020

The cases of Wetskills-the Netherlands have been finalized. Case owners Programme Towards A Rich Wadden Sea (PRW), Wetterskip Fryslân and Province of Fryslân provided great, diverse and challenging cases for the teams. Read the cases here: Overview of study cases Wetskills-The Netherlands 2020...

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Announcements for Denmark and India in preparation

Coming weeks two new editions will become online: Denmark (12 - 23 October) and (3 - 14 January 2021). The liveable and water-rich City of Copenhagen will host this first Wetskills event in Denmark. With our partner YWP Denmark Wetskills Foundation aims to build up a sustainable relation and initiating more events coming years in this water-rich country (IWA Congres in 2021 and Ocean Race in 2022). Wetskills would especially like to welcome European participants to this event, due to coronavirus regulations. The City of Ahmedabad will be our host city for the fifth Wetskills event in India. With our partner Centre for Environment Education two previous editions were organised in this inspiring and beautiful city. Cherry on the cake: experiencing the the unique Kite Festival on 14 January in Ahmedabad (largest Kite Festival in the world). Wetskills is aiming to attract participants from various states of India as well, in case international travel is still not possible due to coronavirus. More...

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Alumni worldwide: Home Isolation Celebration Wetskills10

80 Alumni participants with a large variety of nationalities  joined the #Wetskills10 Years - Home Isolation Celebration for Alumni. This digital meeting (organised for the first time with Alumni) was organised on 9 June 14.00-15.00.   Watch the movie with all the 44 groups of Wetskills Water Challenges last ten years.   Ap Verheggen presented and discussed his project on SunGlacier. Three Alumni from different events were interviewed to exchange their experience, but also what Wetskills brought them for their later career. Wonjung Chung, pitcher of winning team in South Korea, stated that she became more open and direct to meet and tolk to foreigners. Frank spoke about his experiences in Iran and how these are still useful for his job at Waternet Amsterdam utility and Wetskills Team member. Amir Nakar, from Israel and currently doing a PhD in Germany, is still in touch with his peers from the Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018.   After an interactive session...

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