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Wetskills for 3rd time to South Korea

Wetskills Back to South-Korea (first event in East Asia since corona pandemic)! Because of the succes of a memorable first (Olympic) edition of a Wetskills Water Challenge in South-Korea in February 2018 (read here) and the great successor in August/September 2019 (read here), we were thrilled to organize the third edition of Wetskills South-Korea this year!   Are you a student or young professional from South Korea and beyond, and do you want to make a difference in the water sector? Would you like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the culture of Korea? Do you want to work on challenging water & sustainability issues? Are you interested to visit the KSWE Conference and the exhibition of Korea Water and present your ideas for an international jury panel and audience? This is your chance! Wetskills Foundation and partners are organising the third Wetskills edition in South Korea!   Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor...

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Meeting Wetskills Community in Oman

15 March 2022 – Wetskills Foundation and partners in Oman organized a special celebration of ten years Wetskills to Oman. 30 (of 57) Alumni from Oman, who participated in one of the Wetskills events since Wetskills-Oman 2012 (so also outside Oman) came together for a special workshop at the Oman Sustainability Week and a network reception by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands after that. The workshop organization was also supported by Sultan Qaboos University, KLM and The Hague Academy for local government. Ms. Stella Kloth (Ambassador of The Netherlands to Oman) gave a keynote address and received the Jubilee Book Wetskills, ten years. Zahir Al-Salmani presented his experiences as Alumni of Wetskills-Oman 2012 and also as representative of Oman during the Young Water Professionals programme of the World Water Day Celebration of 2013 in The Hague. Johan Oost (Wetskills) moderated the workshop. He asked Ahmed Al-Busaidi (Wetskills Team...

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Wrap-up Jubilee Celebration Wetskills 10 Years

Watch the special Jubilee wrap-up movie was compiled, about the impact and memories of Wetskills, (a must) see here.   Netherlands Pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo was the stage to wrap-up the Jubilee Celebrations of Wetskills. On this day, 16 January 2022, Rick Hogeboom (Wetskills Team) presented Johan Oost (Managing Director Wetskills Foundation) the Wetskills, ten years Jubilee Book on behalf of the Wetskills board and team. Rick and Johan had a short conversation about Wetskills at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo and what happened since. Also Wetskills Team member Ioana Dobrescu presented her memories about her first Wetskills event as supervisor (Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018) and two alumni participants (Evelien Martens, Wetskills-India 2015 and Naeema Ali, Wetskills-Denmark 2021) about their experiences.   The book presentation and Jubilee wrap-up was part of the overall programme of Finals & Awarding of Wetskills-United Arab Emirates 2022, see here (1.16.36hr - 1.58.41hr). In coming weeks the Wetskills, ten...

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Wetskills’ first event in UAE a great success

16 January 2022 – Wetskills concluded its Challenge programme in UAE in the Netherlands Pavilion of the Dubai 2020 World Expo (see movie of the Finals & Awarding event on our YouTube Channel). 19 participants from 10 different countries joined this first Wetskills event in UAE (and 53rd event since 2010). An international jury panel announced Team Falaj 2.0 as winner.  Team Members Silvio Kaiser (HZ University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands) Meera AlKaabi, , Azza Alshamsi, Ayesha Alam (all UAE University) and Laura Pulido (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia) created an out of the box but applicable concept to improve water management on small farms in UAE. Hybrid format Wetskills has started its first event in the United Arab Emirates. In a hybrid format, 21 participants from countries such as the UAE, the Netherlands, Colombia, India, Nigeria and Germany are working together in four teams....

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Join hybrid Finals and Awarding – Wetskills-United Arab Emirates 2022

Wetskills at Dubai 2020 World Expo Wetskills has started its first event in United Arab Emirates, last week. In a hybrid format (online with some in-person activities) 21 participants from various countries (like UAE, The Netherlands, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Germany) work together in four teams with each its own challenge, provided by sector partners, as Witteveen+Bos and PureBlue Water but also local host UAE University, working closely together with the Dutch Dubai programme of The Netherlands government. Coming Sunday (16 January) the teams will present the results to an international jury in The Netherlands Pavilion of the Dubai 2020 World Expo. It will be a hybrid event, both in-person and online. This hybrid event will also be the last part of the Wetskills 10 years Jubilee Celebrations. As the programme started at the Shanghai 2010, Wetskills will bridge the two World Expos and look back to the results.   Location (hybrid): Netherlands Pavilion Dubai...

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