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Wetskills-Hungary postponed to 2022

Due to the corona situation Wetskills and partners could not attract enough participants for organizing the second Wetskills event in Hungary unfortunately. That is why we needed to decide to postpone Wetskills-Hungary to 2022. Next year we aim to organise the event aligned to the Budapest Water Summit, as the first edition in Hungary. Stay in touch if you are interested to join this event at a later stage or joining other events. Wetskills Foundation would like to thank our Hungarian partners and team mates for the continuous cooperation and we are sure that we will organise a great event in 2022!...

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Wetskills congratulates our Ambassador Kiran Badloe

Kiran Badloe, windsurfing, won the Olympic golden medal in Tokyo last week. During the finals of Wetskills-Japan 2021 representatives of Wetskills Team (Frank, Floor and Johan) congratulated Kiran and gave him a special Golden Wetskills Statue. During his short address Kiran stressed the importance of bringing talents to the sector and working together using all strengths. He told about his experiences of bad water quality and plastics that he experienced during practicing his sport.   Wetskills hopes to create more awareness activities with Kiran as ambassador, in coorperation with the Dutch Wavemakers. OPnce again: Congratulations for this unique sport achievement. ...

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Wetskills-Israel postponed to 2022

Due to the rising cases of corona in Israel and Europe the travel rules has been sharpened in Israel. That is why we needed to decide to postpone Wetskills-Israel to 2022. Stay in touch if you are interested to join this event at a later stage or joining other events. Wetskills Foundation would like to thank the Israeli partners for the continuous cooperation and we hope to organise a great event in 2022!...

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Youth Action for Water Quality: Launching a World Water Quality Alliance Youth Workstream

    The Wetskills Foundation together with the European Youth Parliament for Water are happy to announce the launch of a Youth workstream of the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) under the umbrella of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).   What is the WWQA? The World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) represents a voluntary and flexible global multi-stakeholder network that advocates the central role of freshwater quality in achieving prosperity and sustainability. It explores and communicates water quality risks in global, regional, national and local contexts and points towards solutions for maintaining and restoring ecosystem and human health and well-being with an aim to serve countries throughout the lifetime of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and beyond.     Why is a Youth workstream needed? The effects of poor water quality predominantly affect the underprivileged, women and children according to UNEP’s 2016 report, A Snapshot of the World’s Water Quality. Indeed, children and youth will be inheriting...

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Join Finals Wetskills-Japan 2021 and #WaveToParis: Our Olympic learning experience!!

Save-the-Date: 5 August 2021 (09.00-11.40 CET / 16.00-18.40 JST) Why?: After 6 weeks the three Wetskills Teams will pitch their results and discuss the outcomes with the jury. And?: Our partners Dutch Wavemakers and DOB Academy will launch the WaveToParis initiative with activities related to (sailing)sport and water & energy. Why more?: Our Wetskills Ambassador Kiran Badloe is aiming to be present at this session and hopefully showing a golden medal!! Also other sporters will be part of this meeting. Ans who will be the Wetskills winner?: We will close this session with the Wetskills-Japan 2021 Awarding Ceremony! This session is open for everyone, free of charge. It will be part of the TeamNL Tokyo digital Expo. Register online for this Finals Wetskills-Japan event en #WaveToParis initiative.! More information about the Wetskills-Japan 2021 online. ...

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