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Wrap-up Future Water Leaders programme at Aquatech-China 2019

During the Aquatech China exhibition in Shanghai, Wetskills with the support of Amsterdam Rai (organiser of Aquatech-China) have organized a pavilion and programme for young water professionals under the brand Future Water Leaders. The programme aimed to address the development of the next generation of water professionals who will become leaders in the water sector.   Between the 3d and 5th of June, the FWL programme attracte recent graduates and young professionals in a series of activities designed specially to help expand their knowledge and network.On Monday, the programme kicked-off with the Wetskills participants and a series of introductions from Annete Bos of Amsterdam Rai, Nic Panekeet from 98 Sparks and the Dutch Wavemakers announced their first Chinese Wavemaker, Paralympic swimmer Jiachao. In the afternoon participants could interact with 3 panelists Olli Hakala (CEWP), Tomi Lukkarinen (HSY) and Libing Song (PureTerra Ventures) over the topic of the skills that today's youth need to...

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Sailing to COP25 Climate Conference in Chili

A group of 20 young people is planning to sail from Europe to the COP25 Climate Conference in Chili (2-13 December 2019), to raise the voice of youth at the COP25 climate negotiations. With this trip they want to raise awareness on the negative impact of aviation and call for a fair and climate-neutral travel industry. Along the way a roadmap to a sustainable future of travel will be made. "The climate and ecological crisis is asking for a fast shift to a just and sustainable transport system. It should be easy, affordable and attractive to travel, without damaging the planet." Join this initiative: Sign up as participant - Young professionals are invited to sign up for this life-changing event (deadline: 1st of June 2019). Organisations can support this initiave and send their trainees or young professionals to join. Become a theme partner - Organisations working on sustainable mobility are invited to join...

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Future Water Leaders programme @Aquatech-China 2019

For the second time, Wetskills Foundation will organise the Future Water Leaders programme at the Aquatech-China in Shanghai from 3 to 5 June 2019. in the meantime, Wetskills-China 2019 event will kick-off at this event. The program will focus on interactive engagement with young professionals, where participants and visitors will get a chance to learn, contribute insights and ask questions to industry experts and fellow peers. Different projects, themes and innovations will be introduced through panel discussions and quizzes. The discussions will focus on linking sector trends with skill development among young people while the quizes will touch upon topics such as Plastic pollution, Fashion Footprint and Conscious Consumption.  There will also be plenty of time allocated to guided interactions and spontaneous networking, as the Future Water Leaders booth will be the meet-up spot for young professionals. If you are around: visit us at booth 6.1, Hall 8142. Read more (Chinese and English). ...

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Wetskills Alumni in Cape Town pitch at AfriAlliance Event

On 15 May 2019, two Wetskills Alumni of the Car Town event 2018, pitched their team solution to the audience of the 2nd AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event in Cape Town. Rosa Domingos (Department for Water and Sanitation) pitched the Lesotho case: creating win-win situations for transboundary cooperation, while Craig Tinashe (University of Cape Town) presented the editions' winning case on Water Footprint of Cape Town: 'Bye Day Zero'. Visit the event page of Wetskills-South Africa 2018.   In this AfriAlliance event the innovators had only 1 minute to pitch their solution. Rosa: 'The pitches were prefect and we stuck to our 1 minute time frame. .. Overall AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event was a good session. I enjoyed the panel discussions with the audience, because they have an indepth view of what needs to be done to commercialise innovative technology'    Looking to the reactions afterwards, our Wetskills Alumni did a great and satisfying job! Thanks!! AfriAlliance and Wetskills signed an MoU to generate and...

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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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