Wetskills Water Challenges

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Join NKWK Conference in Delft, 14 May 2019

Wetskills Foundation was requested to organise a Future Water Leaders Programme @NKWK in The Netherlands. Find below an invitation by the Staf Deltacommissaris for students, trainees, Young Professionals to join this event. (*Note: this is an invitation in Dutch)   Beste waterstudent, watertrainee, Young Professional in de watersector   Veilig zijn voor water, voldoende zoet water hebben en de inrichting van Nederland klimaatbestendig maken, nu en de komende 50 en zelfs 100 jaar. Zodat we een ramp vóór zijn en kunnen blijven wonen in onze Nederlandse delta. Het Nationaal  Deltaprogramma werkt aan die uitdaging, die over generaties heen gaat. Het zijn de jongeren van nu die het straks moeten gaan doen. Jongeren zijn dus belangrijk voor het Deltaprogramma. Daarom bieden wij studenten, trainees en Young Professionals (t/m 30 jaar) in de watersector van harte de mogelijkheid om de jaarlijkse kennisconferentie van het Deltaprogramma bij te wonen.   Op dinsdag 14 mei 2019 is de jaarlijkse conferentie van het Nationaal...

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Introducing the European Water Stars initiative!

The European Water Stars initiative is under way and have published a video introducing themselves! Have a look and feel free to contact them with your suggestions at the email below!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOjF8V5g5SM   Why water? Water is such an integral part of everyday life that most Europeans barely think about it anymore. We drink it, use if for food production, in industry, for transport or recreation. Yet Europe faces a combination of water-related challenges: extreme weather, the impacts of climate change, pollution, and demographic shifts pressuring water infrastructure.   Who are the European Water Stars? The European Water Stars (EWS) initiative has been created in order to stress the importance of water collaboration within Europe, and to inspire youth to enter the water sector and battle the current and future challenges. EWS are well-known personalities with a strong European background and story, willing to contribute to the awareness raising of water issues among the general public and...

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True Value of Water at Wetskills-Oman 2019

The 2nd Wetskills in Oman took place from 15 to 25 March 2019. 24 local and international young professionals and students from the water sector worked together in 5 teams on real-life water cases, formulated and supported by local and international case owners. The finals were organised aligned to the World Water Day Celebration at the Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat.   At the Awarding Ceremony, the jury congratulated all teams with the teamwork and the out-of-the-box solutions they presented. The winning team worked on Case 2, finding a solution for Groundwater resources management for future water resilience.   True Value of Water (TVW) - Team 2 worked on a PDO case to develop a straightforward and easy to implement method to assist water authorities to better characterize and allocate available groundwater resources in the Sultanate of Oman. What they developed is method based on a single, meaningful monetary unit, the True Value of...

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Wetskills in China, Romania and Bangladesh – June and July 2019 – Registration is now open

The teams of Wetskills-Oman are finalizing their pitches for the final presentations. They worked for two weeks in international teams on out-of-the-box solutions for various water cases, discussing with water experts, exchanging views, joining knowledge from different backgrounds. What solutions did they find? Who will win the Oman 2019 Challenge? The Awarding Ceremony will be on March 25, during the World Water Day Celebrations in Muscat, Oman. Interested to join one of the Wetskills Challenges? Preparations have already started for Wetskills Events in China (2-14 June), Romania (3-14 June) and Bangladesh (30 June – 12 July). We are looking for local and international students and young professionals, who are passionate about water, and excited to work in international teams to find transdisciplinary water solutions. Registrations are now open! We are also inviting Water companies, knowledge institutes and organisations to join and formulate a case, and support one of the Wetskills Events as case...

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Wetskills-Oman 2019 on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Wetskills Oman 2019 kicks off - From 15 to 25 March 2019 the Wetskills Water Challenge will take place in Oman for the second time in this country. During two weeks 25 students and young water professionals from Oman, Gulf Region and The Netherlands will work in international teams on challenging water cases. Their goal: finding innovative solutions for current water challenges. The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Muscat is hosting the event.   This Wetskills event will be dedicated to the ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’. This is also the central theme of the WorldExpo Dubai 2020, where Wetskills Foundation is aiming to organize a Wetskills Water Challenge as well. Wetskills is committed to create an international community of young talents and supporting partners, to make the next Wetskills events in the Gulf Region up to the one in Dubai 2020 a success.   Wetskills team and partners - The Sultan Qaboos University is the host-partner...

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