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Impressive finals of Wetskills South-Africa

Durban – On the 16th of May five groups of young water professionals presented their innovative ideas for water related challenges during the Wetskills competition. The winning team presented an impressive solution for dealing with drought and flooding in the Inkomati river basin area, shared by South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands was the head of the jury. He praised the five international teams for their out-of-the-box thinking. Ovink: ‘Don’t forget today. Tomorrow we will all be in other places in the world again, but the five different pitches that you heard today, are going to be part of the change that the world needs. Capture this moment and bring it forward!’ Press release 3 EN+NL - WetskillsZA 2016 - Finals...

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Wetskills Brains Hurricane in Durban

On Monday 9 May the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban hosted the Wetskills Brain Hurricane. As part of a Wetskills Challenge in Durban between 6 and 18 May, 19 students and young professionals from The Netherlands, South-Africa, Swaziland and other African countries brainstormed with 9 water professionals about actual problems with water quality and water safety. The participants are working in small groups to find out-of-the-box solutions for actual water related cases from companies and (governmental) organizations. Read more: Press release 2 EN+NL - WetskillsZA 2016 - BrainHurricane  ...

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Wetskills: for the third time in South-Africa

Between 6 and 18 May, the third South African Wetskills Challenge will take place in Durban. The event will be partially parallel to the WISA 2016 Conference organized by the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA). During the Wetskills Challenge 18 students and young professionals from South-Africa, Swaziland and The Netherlands will work together on actual water related cases. The cases of this edition are provided by Aquadactics (World Water Academy), Berson UV, Kingfisher Project, water authority Drents Overijsselse Delta en water authority Vechtstromen. Read more: Press release 1 EN+NL - WetskillsZA 2016 - Start...

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