Wetskills Water Challenges

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Only four places in first group left: deadline registration on 22 February 2019

There is only some days left to register for the new development programme for European young professionals in the water sector: the European Junior Water Programme. The first group will start together with Water Innovation Europe, in June 2019. We only have four places left. To make sure you can participate in the unique first group of this two-year ambitious programme and be part of this new adventure, please register before 22nd of February 2019. In the view of a future Water-Smart Society able to valorise the reuse of water as well as the valuable substances and energy in water for different purposes, the programme aims at building a community of talented water management professionals who share a deep commitment to addressing today’s and future water and climate change issues with a focus on Europe. It is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, tools and appropriate networks to...

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Registration open for Romania in June 2019

Time for a new Wetskills event in Romania, the fourth one! The Wetskills Foundation and its partners invites Bachelor (final stage), Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Bucharest – Romania. We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organisations from Europe and abroad with a passion for water. This event is aligned to the Official Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder (in Facau, 40 minutes southwest of Bucharest), a look-a-like testing facility as the Flood Proof Holland in Delft (read more). The event’s theme is about ‘testing and implementing smart water management innovations‘. The final presentations will be organized at the Brigaid Conference (13 June 2019) and the winning team will be announced during the Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder (14 June). Go to the event page of Wetskills-Romania 2019. More information, contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com) or Laura Stanescu (laura.stanescu@wetskills.com).  ...

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Call for last cases Wetskills-Oman

The next Wetskills Water Challenge is looking for last cases in Oman (or Gulf region). Wetskills Foundation and the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) with partners as MEDRC and Dutch Embassy will host a Wetskills Challenge in Muscat (from 15-26 March), with the Water-Energy-Food nexus as the central theme. There are still some cases open. So if your organisation has a water challenge that suits in the Omani context or you want to meet talented young water enthusiasts or you want to broaden your network in the Gulf region (Oman), join this great Wetskills event. Wetskills provides a great opportunity to get an out-of-the-box idea by a mixed team of water talents with the input of local experts. Last months a large number of candidates has been registered and coming weeks the final selection will be made. The participants are from various countries (Oman, The Netherlands and Gulf region) and with a diverse background....

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Cases and participants for Wetskills-China 2019

Wetskills Again To China!! The first Wetskills Water Challenge ever was organized in China during the WorldExpo 2010 in Shanghai and last year Wetskills had a successful event in China again. Guess where we aimed to go this year as well… China!! This edition of Wetskills will take the participants to the great city of Hangzhou with the beautiful XiHu (West Lake) and booming Shanghai (period: 29 May 2018 – 11 June 2018, to be confirmed). This event will be organized in close cooperation with the largest water event worldwide: Aquatech China in Shanghai (3-5 June) and the organisation is still planning a great final event in Shanghai or Hangzhou. The Wetskills Foundation invites Chinese and international Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Hangzhou and Shanghai. To all who are interested in water challenges and the ancient heritage of Hangzhou and the booming Shanghai: this is your chance!...

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Wetskills back in Oman with a Water (Energy & Food) Challenge!

After the successful 'Royal' Wetskills Oman in 2012 and the unique SunGlacier Challenge in 2018, Wetskills will be back in Oman! Since our first Challenge in Oman, in 2012, the relations between Wetskills, the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) and the Dutch Embassy have remained warm. Not surprisingly SQU and Wetskills combined forces again last spring to organize a unique SunGlacier Challenge, and in September five Omani students from SQU participated in Wetskills the Netherlands. Time for another Wetskills Challenge back in the Sultanate of Oman, the country of Arab horses, 3,156 kilometers coastline, kingfish and kebab, fjord-like landscape (the Norway of the Middle East!), aromas and knives (khanjar, no worries – now a days only worn forceremonial events). But Oman is also a country with severe challenges, including droughts and water scarcity, water salinity and desertification. As one of the oldest human-inhabited places in the world, Oman now faces the impact of...

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