Wetskills Water Challenges

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Wetskills-México 2019: Participant registration for this first edition

Wetskills Foundation and partners are looking for you, young water professional or student (local and international), wanting to share knowledge, work together finding great out-of-the-box solutions for water challenges! The first Water Challenge in México will take place from 26 August 26 to 5 September 2019. The Event is aligned to Aquatech-Mexico exhibition and conference, where the Finales and Awarding Ceremony of the Challenge will take place.   During a two-weeks program 25 students and young water professionals from Mexico and The Netherlands will work together in international, multidisciplinary teams to find innovative solutions for real water problems. Partner organizations and companies from Mexico and other countries will submit the water cases. Which team will find the best solution and win the challenge? The program will take place at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico-city, with team-building, meetings with water experts, and field visits to interesting water projects in de region. The teams...

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EJWP Kicks Off at Water Innovation Europe Week

We* are proud to give you a sneak preview in the participating organisations and their young professionals of the first group of the European Junior Water Programme. From 10-14 June and at Water Innovation Europe you can meet our young talents for their first Kick Off Week in Brussels at the WssTP. (*We = initiators Nationaal Water Traineeship, WssTP and Wetskills Foundation) The European Junior Water Programme offers Young professionals a unique opportunity to learn essential teamwork and collaboration skills and to build valuable networks at an early stage in their careers. Sneak preview of two participating young professionals and their organisation: Ingrid Keuper, De Watergroep, Belgium ‘I am passionate about (drinking) water ever since I have lived in an area were potable tap water was not readily available (Guatemala). I am currently working as an hydrologist for De Watergroep, in Flanders. I am joining the EJWP as I believe this is a once in...

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Wetskills partners Dutch Wave Makers

Last months Wetskills Foundation and Dutch Wave Makers (DWM), both part of Human Capital Agenda, regularly meet to discuss strengthening cooperation on potential events to create more awareness of water, sustainability and climate challenges under young generations world-wide and energise international talents to join and stay in the broader water sector. DWM brings top athletes and water awareness to youth together and with students and young professionals as 'WaveMakers' they create a larger reach-out. Some Wetskills Alumni are also so-called 'WaveMakers': bringing the water-message to grammar and secondary scholars. The discussions resulted in a combined effort during the towards the Olympics in Japan and WorldExpo 2020 in Dubai, but also the follow-up of cases (DWM formulated one of the Wetskills cases during Wetskills-China 2019 about Waste-Free schools and attracted three students as WaveMakers of the Zeeland University of Applied Sciences to join the event). Coming years Wetskills Foundation will support DWM...

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Brains for Brine Challenge

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia launched a new challenge, called Brains for Brine. KAUST and Wetskills Foundation cooperate on talent exchange: various KAUST (Master and PhD) students went/will go to various Wetskills editions, like Oman, Romania and Mexico.  The Brains for Brine Challenge challenging the world to find new solutions to protect marine habitats from brine discharge. Submit your idea(s) before 1 August 2019. Go to the website: https://www.kaust.edu.sa/brains4brine/index.html Call for ideas Five potential winners will present at Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) Winning ideas will be developed in partnership with the Red Sea Development Company Up to three $10,000 cash prizes available for viable ideas ...

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Wetskills becomes integrated part of Korea-IWW 2019

On the sunny Thursday before Easter (in The Netherlands), a Korean delegation of Daegu Metropolitan City visited Leeuwarden. As part of their bigger tour through Europe, they were invited by the Province of Fryslân to gather for a meeting about the Korean International Water Week (KIWW) 2019. Not a coincidence ofcourse, as Daegu is the organizer and host of this prominent event. As Wetskills Foundation will organize another challenge in South Korea this year, with its finals at the KIWW in Deagu, we joined this meeting to introduce our programme and talk about the set up of the finals (6 September 2019). Wetskills and the participants will join and reintegrated in almost the whole KIWW 2019 programme. In addition, the Province of Fryslân will be case owner during this Wetskills-South Korea challenge, as they did during the past edition in 2018. After an introduction on watermanagement in Leeuwarden, WaterAlliance and the...

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