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Wrap-up Jubilee Celebration Wetskills 10 Years

Watch the special Jubilee wrap-up movie was compiled, about the impact and memories of Wetskills, (a must) see here.   Netherlands Pavilion at Dubai 2020 World Expo was the stage to wrap-up the Jubilee Celebrations of Wetskills. On this day, 16 January 2022, Rick Hogeboom (Wetskills Team) presented Johan Oost (Managing Director Wetskills Foundation) the Wetskills, ten years Jubilee Book on behalf of the Wetskills board and team. Rick and Johan had a short conversation about Wetskills at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo and what happened since. Also Wetskills Team member Ioana Dobrescu presented her memories about her first Wetskills event as supervisor (Wetskills-The Netherlands 2018) and two alumni participants (Evelien Martens, Wetskills-India 2015 and Naeema Ali, Wetskills-Denmark 2021) about their experiences.   The book presentation and Jubilee wrap-up was part of the overall programme of Finals & Awarding of Wetskills-United Arab Emirates 2022, see here (1.16.36hr - 1.58.41hr). In coming weeks the Wetskills, ten...

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Wetskills’ first event in UAE a great success

16 January 2022 – Wetskills concluded its Challenge programme in UAE in the Netherlands Pavilion of the Dubai 2020 World Expo (see movie of the Finals & Awarding event on our YouTube Channel). 19 participants from 10 different countries joined this first Wetskills event in UAE (and 53rd event since 2010). An international jury panel announced Team Falaj 2.0 as winner.  Team Members Silvio Kaiser (HZ University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands) Meera AlKaabi, , Azza Alshamsi, Ayesha Alam (all UAE University) and Laura Pulido (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia) created an out of the box but applicable concept to improve water management on small farms in UAE. Hybrid format Wetskills has started its first event in the United Arab Emirates. In a hybrid format, 21 participants from countries such as the UAE, the Netherlands, Colombia, India, Nigeria and Germany are working together in four teams....

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Join hybrid Finals and Awarding – Wetskills-United Arab Emirates 2022

Wetskills at Dubai 2020 World Expo Wetskills has started its first event in United Arab Emirates, last week. In a hybrid format (online with some in-person activities) 21 participants from various countries (like UAE, The Netherlands, Colombia, India, Nigeria, Germany) work together in four teams with each its own challenge, provided by sector partners, as Witteveen+Bos and PureBlue Water but also local host UAE University, working closely together with the Dutch Dubai programme of The Netherlands government. Coming Sunday (16 January) the teams will present the results to an international jury in The Netherlands Pavilion of the Dubai 2020 World Expo. It will be a hybrid event, both in-person and online. This hybrid event will also be the last part of the Wetskills 10 years Jubilee Celebrations. As the programme started at the Shanghai 2010, Wetskills will bridge the two World Expos and look back to the results.   Location (hybrid): Netherlands Pavilion Dubai...

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Meeting Dracula

by Ywenne Kleiss (Water Authority Drents Overijsselse Delta)    If you ever want to feel what it’s like to have 2 weeks of sights, information and fun in 2 days- you should come to a Wetskills in Romania. It's great to explore water issues and feel the energy of a group of excited water-enthusiasts after the online years of Covid-19. During the intro days we tasted first bites of the culture and dove straight into the water-related issues. Our first visit was to a hydropower plant in Sinaia. The plant’s 4 turbines have been converting water energy into electricity for the region for 100 years already. The building’s classical architecture was a stark contrast with its industrial heart, but operated symbiotically. We reached the second stop while meandering through the Romanian mountain range near the historic city of Brasov, where we explored the 3 main stages of water treatment at the wastewater treatment...

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Join Wetskills Finals India Mumbai online

W@tskills-India (Mumbai) 2021 is already half way! On 2 December 2021 the finals and awarding ceremony will take place in a hybrid format. The Consulate General and Tata Institute of Social Sciences will be together in a studio. Some of the participants, jury members and involved experts will be there as well.   But you can watch the online component as the international supervisors, experts and most of the participants from outside Mumbai will do.   If you want to watch the results of the teams? Register: https://knw1.typeform.com/to/krKNCNhc.   Programme 13.30 IST | 09.00 CET: Words of Welcome 13.45 IST | 09.15 CET: Start of Wetskills Finals 15.00 IST | 10.30 CET: Short break (jury will go to another room for the jury discussion) 15.00 IST | 10.30 CET: Keynotes with Supratim Battacharjee (Climate Photographer and Wetskills Ambassador) and Luit-Jan Dijkhuis about water cooperation between The Netherlands and India 15.45 IST | 11.15 CET: Hi Tea and online break 16.00 IST | 11.30 CET: Awarding Ceremony,...

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