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Tackling typhoon floods wins the Wetskills China 2018 challenge!

After two exciting weeks in Hangzhou, the Wetskills China 2018 teams pitched their solutions during the opening ceremony of the Aquatech Shanghai, on 31 May 2018. The winning team, Tidal Power, had the strongest pitch-poster combination introducing a detention basin and nature-based solution for the floods occurring in the Zhejiang province of China. Typhoons can cause severe flooding in the Hangzhou bay area, with economic losses amounting to billions and thousands of people having to relocate. The Wetskills team composed of Dutch, Chinese and Spanish students, designed a detention basin with sustainable dykes that can reduce the flood risk by 98%. The case owner, the Zhejiang Institute of Estuary and Hydrology, also presented the case from their perspective the next day, during the H2O Smart Water programme. The Institute showed high interest for the solution proposed by the team, which will be pursued in a WetsNext project. The jury existed this time of: Ms. Yuanyuan...

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Wetskills-México event postponed to 2019

Due to challenges in the preparation of the event in México, Wetskills Foundation together with partners Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and Aquatech decided to postpone the event to 2019. Coming period the partners will continue the preparations in México to come to a great first Wetskills edition in México. Interested candidates and case owners can contact Johan Oost and/or apply for another event....

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Deadline Day 19 June for México, Indonesia and The Netherlands — JOIN!

What has México, Indonesia and The Netherlands in common? All countries will have a Wetskills Water Challenge in the period of August and September 2018. We are looking for participants, local and international. Write down in your agenda: 19 June 2018 - Deadline-Day for these next Wetskills events! You have the choice between three different countries, each on a different continent with its own culture, water challenges and water event. But for all countries: with young energy Wetskills will go for out-of-the-box solutions for real-life water cases. We welcome candidates from over the world to join one of the events. Do you want to join one of the events? Register via the website! Wetskills Foundation and its partners is also looking for cases. Contact Johan Oost for more information....

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YWP and Wetskills programme @YWP Booth Aquatech-China

Young & Curious. Eager to learn. Water enthusiast. Does this sound like you? Great! Then join our Young Water Professionals Program at the Aquatech-China in Shanghai (31 May - 2 June 2018).  Young Water Professionals (YWP) Program is designed to inspire young water professionals like you to explore the water world, get inspired by real cases, innovation and experienced professionals, Join us and meet like-minded people at the Booth 7.1H861 ‘Young Water Professionals Area’ during Aquatech China 2018. You are water and water is the future! The YWP Program is designed for all young people and water professionals attending Aquatech China 2018 with the goal to attract and engage especially those under the 35 years of age. The program will kick off with the official Youth Water Program Opening Ceremony in the afternoon on the 31 May 2018. A high-level keynote speaker will share an inspiring story of their career in water sector. We will talk...

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Winning team SunGlacier Challenge: Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Muscat/Amsterdam, 28 March 2018 The Dutch team of Windesheim University of Applied Sciences has won the first SunGlacier Challenge, a pilot event that has been organized in Muscat, Oman from 21-25 March 2018. They developed 4 SunGlacier devices, each with an own layout. All the devices harvested water from the air. (Picture above with the winning teams, Ap Verheggen, Dr. Ahmed Al-Busaidi and Prof. Kacimov, Department of Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering from Sultan Qaboos University). 'Especially the device with some cones in serie was great. Some teachers in The Netherlands told them not to do so, because it wouldn't work. They did and it work. That is a great achievement and out-of-the-box thinking!' said Ap Verheggen, creator of the SunGlacier conc ept. During the research in Zwolle (The Netherlands) the team used heat cameras to improve the cool elements in the device. The team tested the devices several times in the Climate Chamber, provided...

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