Wetskills Water Challenges

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Last cases for Wetskills at Amsterdam International Water Week

Wetskills Foundation will organise its international Wetskills Water Challenge in Amsterdam linked to AIWW 2019, like in 2017 and all previous AIWWs. Teams of students and young professionals from various countries will work on real life water cases from government, business and knowledge partners in a two week programme. Their main challenge: to think out-of-the-box and develop innovative, realistic concepts. Each team will present their idea with a two minute pitch, Q&A and the Team's Poster, during the finals on 5 November (14.45-16.00) as part of the AIWW program. The winning team will be awarded by the jury during the AIWW Closing Ceremony.   Do you, as a business, government or knowledge institute, have an interesting case for the water challenge? a case for fresh, young and international ideas? Join this event as case owner and submit your case!   Wetskills is looking for some last study cases (Read the leaflet). Go to...

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Second edition Wetskills-South Korea: yet another great success!

Kimchi, karaoke and Korean BBQ: with a group of 20 participants Wetskills emerged itself in South Korean culture once again. Thanks to the success of the first (Olympic) edition in February last year, we were invited to this great country again to have yet another Water Challenge. This years’ edition was held in both the city of Seoul and Daegu and was hosted by the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST). This institute was involved last year as well, in the role of case owner. Providing us with – among many other things – luxurious accommodation, a great private workspace and plenty of help from staff members, our host formed one of the main ingredients for this editions’ success. The group consisted of participants from South Korea, Pakistan, Turkey, Nepal and The Netherlands, who were divided into five teams. They worked on cases from five case owners: KIST itself, the...

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SOMI welcomes Wetskills in South Korea

SOMI Wetskills Ambassador welcomes program & participants in South Korea. She stimulates the NextGeneration to come up with new #water solutions together! Last year SOMI was inaugurated as Ambassador for the Wetskills programme in Leeuwarden, September. SOMI is a popular K-pop Artist in Korea and Asia, read more about her: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_So-mi. Being a Wetskills Ambassador, she shares the values of Wetskills where young talents from various countries come together, work together for new solutions in water and be integrated and heard in the water-climate-sustainability sector.   The teams of This Wetskills edition will pitch their innovative solutions at the Korea International Water Week in Daegu. Join us on Friday 6 September 2019 at 10.00-11.15! More information and follow our experiences of Wetskills-South Korea 2019 in our daily blogs: www.wetskills.com.   #sustainability #ClimateChange #Resilience Thanks to Wetskills-South Korea 2019 partners: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Hongik University Embassy of the Netherlands in Korea H2Oost Kwf Waterforum K-academy WaterEdu...

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Last positions for Wetskills in India: Deadline extended

Wetskills Foundation and partners will organise two events in India, Delhi and Kerala. The events are aligned to the the State visit to India in October, with high profile dignitaries from the Netherlands focusing on innovative solutions in the field of water, agriculture, health and key enabling technologies.   There are some last positions left for these events. Deadline is 10 September but first come first serve! Young Water Professionals and Bachelor, Master, PhD students in The Netherlands, India and other countries, register online via www.wetskills.com or contact Johan Oost: johan.oost@wetskills.com.   More information: Announcement for Participants Wetskills-India (Delhi) 2019 Announcement for Participants Wetskills-India (Kerala) 2019   The Delhi event is aligned to the Tech Summit and the WETLAB of Barapullah Drain in Delhi where currently a research lab is established between the Dutch and Indian government for studying waste water and water re use. “Connecting Science and Innovation with people and entrepreneurship` is the central theme of this Wetskills...

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Celebrate the  first EJWP group with us! Join our Braai-BBQ!!

Since June this year we started with our first group of the European Junior Water Programme (www.juniorwaterprogramme.eu). In the week of 9-13 September these young professionals from various European countries are visiting the Netherlands. To celebrate this we organize a unique Meet & Greet Braai-BBQ with young professionals from the Dutch Sector. We have space for a maximum of 50 people at the Braai-BBQ. So if you want to be there as well? Mail us at info@juniorwaterprogramme.eu! We register people till we reach the maximum of 50, so be quick! What: Braai-BBQ Who: young professionals living in The Netherlands (Wetskills Alumni and from NWT) and EJWP-1  Date: 12 September 2019 Time: 17.30-21.00 Location: Lange Voorhout 90, The Hague Register: info@juniorwaterprogramme.eu (including dietary wishes) Be there!...

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