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Wetskills participants prepared for Iran

On Thursday 15 September, the ten selected Dutch participants of the upcoming Wetskills Water Challenge in Iran, came together in Rotterdam for the prepatory meeting. The organizing Wetskills team introduced the programme and the cases that the participants will work on. The event will take place from 13 till 25 October and is aligned to the trade mission of Minister of Infrastructure & Environment of The Netherlands, Ms. Schultz van Haegen to Iran.   This will be the first time that a Wetskills Challenge is organized in Iran. During this Challenge participants from e.g. the Dutch Universities of Wageningen, Twente, Eindhoven, Delft, Van Hall Larenstein and Rotterdam are collaborating with participants of the Sharif University of Technologym, University in Teheran, e.g. Iran Both the Wetskills team and the participants are very excited. ‘Iran has many water related challenges that are becoming very urgent’, says Sara Mehryar. Sara is an Iranian PhD, currently working at ITC...

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Deadlines applications approaching

Some of the deadlines for applying as participants are coming week. Hurry-up if you want to join! The deadline of application for Wetskills-Iran is 9 September The early bird registration (discount of 50 euros!) of Wetskills-India 2017 is 15 September. See the announcements on this website and leaflet upcoming events in 2016-2017...

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Study cases for Iran

Wetskills-Iran 2016: We are looking for companies and organizations to bring in their Water Challenges!   In October 2016 a Wetskills Water Challenge will be hosted in Tehran, Iran for the first time. Hosted by Sharif University, the event is being organized in cooperation with the non-profit Wetskills Foundation (based in The Netherlands) and partners in the Dutch Water Sector. This Wetskills edition will present the results of the teams during the trade mission of Minister of Infrastructure & Environment of The Netherlands, Mrs. Schultz van Haegen, to Iran.   Does your company, organization or institute in the water sector have a challenging water case? Do you want to broaden your network in Iran for more cooperation and business opportunities?   Wetskills-Iran will be an excellent opportunity to showcase your organization's expertise and commitment to innovative solutions to partners in Iran. Your case will be part of the trade mission of Minister Schultz van Haegen to...

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Wetskills finals on Taiwanese TV

The finals of Wetskills Taiwan was organized on 23 July 2016 at the FE EcoArk Taipei. Formosa TV was filmed the finals and made a small News item: TV News (水利青年營 台、荷生探討解決水資源問題) [Chinese] See also on our YouTube Channel: MOVIE....

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MoU for more water exchange Taiwan-The Netherlands

More water exchange between The Netherlands and Taiwan   Last July Wetskills was organized in Taiwan for the first time. At the end of the event, Wetskills Foundation (The Hague) and Dutch Design Post (Tainan) signed a MoU for more cooperation in 'water' for students and Young Professionals. The partners see opportunities for assignments (for internships) in Taiwan. Taiwan has many interesting water challenges: a densely populated island with high mountains and extreme rain.   As result of the Wetskills programme the teams came up with some interesting concepts, which can have follow up (as part of WetsNext), like opportunities for floating gardens and buildings. These are themes that have been researched by the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, but Dutch water related universities as well. Floris Boogaard (Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen) already sent some students to Taiwan and Rick Heikoop (Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Wetskills supervisor) would like to do...

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