Wetskills Water Challenges

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Invitation for students, trainees and young professionals to the Delta Conference 2018!

  The Delta Programme Commissioner wants to inspire and involve students, trainees and Young Professionals in the challenges of the Delta Programme. This programme is developed yearly and contains proposals, plans and measures to protect the Netherlands against water, to prepare for the extremes caused by climate change and to make sure there is sufficient fresh water supply. These are current situations, on which we now – and surely in the future – must work together. Exactly because of this, it is important that we involve the young people of today in developing the Delta programme. So that we together with them will be prepared for the future.   The staff Delta Programme Commissioner has asked Roadshow Water and the Wetskills Foundation to reach out to and invite students, trainees and Young Professionals from the water sector to attend the Delta Congress on the 1st of November in Zwolle. Delta Programme Commissioner Wim...

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Winner Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018 awarded by new Ambassador Ennik Somi Douma

Ennik Somi Douma, as new Wetskills Ambassador, announced team ODWater existing of team members Pann Ei Ei Phyoe (Myanmar), Alaa Al Hinai (Oman), Mtembu Ntsika (South Africa) and Emiel Geerts (The Netherlands) as winners from Wetskills Water Challenge The Netherlands 2018. Mtembu presented a great 2-minute pitch about the team's concept Water Wide Web 3.1 about a circular system for renewable energy implemented in cities. The finals of this event was organised during the European Water Tech Week in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands). The jury had to choose between four out-of-the-box concepts focused on water challenges in The Netherlands. The concepts were created by teams existing of young water talents from eight different countries worldwide. The jury chose Water Wide Web 3.1. as winner, because of the potential to scale-up and implement the concept to other cities. The concept is to store energy in various levels (household, neighbourhood and city) with the use of...

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Wetskills Foundation visits Nepal

Wetskills visited several water universities in Nepal last spring. Meetings are held with the Centre for Environmental Education Nepal (CEEN, aligned to CEE, Wetskills partner in India) and the Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. Mutual interest are discussed and contacts were laid. Frank Tibben, Program Officer of Wetskills and both parties discussed interesting opportunities for Nepali students and Young Professionals to join Wetskills events worldwide (e.g. January 2019 is a two week event in India, see also the website) and for the possibilities to bring in cases for Wetskills India or other events. Nagendra Raj Sitoula, Professor and Director at the Centre for Disaster Studies of the Institute of Engineering of Tribhuvan University Kathmandu, gave a kind introduction to the Nepali education system and is happy to encourage students, colleagues and young professionals in participating in the Wetskills water challenges. Mr. Parshuram Sharma Niraula, Founder and Director of the Centre for Environment Education...

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Wetskills presentation at Young Water Research Award in Oman

The Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands organised a Young Water Researcher for Omani Master and PhD students. On 7 August the Awarding Ceremony was held in Muscat with the attendance of H.E. Laetitia Van Asch, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Oman. Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi (Wetskills host for Oman, Sultan Qaboos University) gave a short introduction about Wetskills, the activities in Oman (like SunGlacier Challenge) and the participation of five Omani students in coming activity in Netherlands. Wetskills Foundation and Sultan Qaboos University are planning a next Wetskills Water Challenge in Oman, most probably end of March 2019. The Netherlands Ambassador was welcoming the idea and the partners will discuss this during the Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018 event in Leeuwarden, when Ahmed Al-Busaidi will visit The Netherlands. More information, contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com) and follow our Social Media and this website....

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Save the date: Wetskills-Kyrgyzstan 2018 (week 42-43)

In the pipeline: Wetskills is preparing a next event in Kyrgyzstan. At the moment we are planning with some partners this event. The official announcement will come later, after the agreement with the proposed partners. The planning is subjected to change! However you can already send us your interest by email.   ---   For the first time the Wetskills Water Challenge will rediscover the ancient silk trading routes in Central Asia, the cradle of civilization. Since ancient metropolises arose more than 2500 years ago, nomadic populations started coming together and founded not only international trading routes, but also routes for exchanging knowledge, religions, culture and ideas.   The silk roads are coming back, and Wetskills will be on that road in the second part of October 2018 to connect international, intercultural and interdisciplinary students and young professionals in a unique challenge out of  your comfort zone.   Wetskills Foundation and partners will organize the first Wetskills Water Challenge...

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