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YWP and students for NKWK Conference: 10 June 2021

(This is a message to our community in The Netherlands, so the language is Dutch.)   NKWK Conferentie 'Water verbindt' Heuglijk nieuws: de NKWK conferentie gaat dit jaar door! Waar deze jaarlijkse bijeenkomst van het Nationaal Kennisprogramma Water en Klimaat vorig jaar nog afgelast moest worden, organiseren we de bijeenkomst dit jaar online. Noteer alvast 10 juni van 9.00 uur tot 12.30 uur in uw agenda.   Water verbindt. Dat is het thema van deze zesde NKWK conferentie. Op 10 juni zetten we de verbindende rol van water in vrijwel alle grote maatschappelijke opgaven centraal. Samen willen we deze dag gebruiken om kennis te delen, te netwerken, onderzoeken en inspireren. We hebben een gevarieerd programma dat laat zien dat water sectoren, opgaven, generaties en kansen kan verbinden. Naast een plenair programma zijn er ongeveer 15 workshops. Nadere informatie en mogelijkheden voor inschrijven volgen begin mei.    Intergenerationele focus De organisatie is in handen van de NKWK partners, dit keer in samenwerking met de Radboud Universiteit, gemeente Nijmegen en Waterschap Rivierenland. Stichting Wetskills coördineert net als voorgaande jaren de intergenerational inbreng. De NKWK...

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Wetskills Challenge live in Amsterdam again (Nov 2021)!

Wetskills will organise the 6th Wetskills Challenge in Amsterdam (and 8th event in The Netherlands), linked to the Amsterdam International Water Week AIWW 2021 at the Aquatech-Amsterdam 2021. The Challenge will start on 23 October, with the finals on 4 November. The programme is part of the Future Water Leaders programme at both Aquatech and AIWW program. We are looking for international and Dutch participants to join this great experience. Read more about the event on our event page. Catch one of our alumni of past events and hear about their experiences! More information: Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com....

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Visit online Finals & Awarding W@tskills-South Africa 2021

And also the #Wetskills10 Years Jubilee Celebration with focus on cooperation with Southern Africa.   Blue Deal programmes of South Africa and eSwatini and Wetskills partners welcomes you to join the online 'International Workshop and Intergenerational Dialogue with Southern Africa' on 9th of March 2021.   In the afternoon, the finals and awarding ceremony of W@tskills-South Africa 2021 will be organized. All teams will pitch their results to an international jury. Between the finals and awarding a special session will be organized to show the Wetskills' cooperation with Southern Africa, as part of the #Wetskills10 Years Jubilee Celebration. Former participants and partners will tell their experiences. A panel will discuss cooperation in practice and the value of intergenerational dialogue.   Join us! Register with this link.   Find below the morning and afternoon sessions. Programme Blue Deal Workshop 9th March 2021 Programme Wetskills Workshop 9th March 2021 ...

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W@tskills-South Africa 2021 has kicked-off!  

The second online Wetskills edition started on 25 February in the morning. His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to South Africa, Mr. Han Peters, opened this fifth Wetskills edition in South Africa and welcomed the participants. The Dutch Embassy is supporting many Capacity Building and Young Professionals engagement project on Water & Sustainability in Southern Africa. He stated the importance to involve and integrate Young Professionals in the sector and actively listen and discuss their ideas to bring the sector forward. Ms. Verena Meyer, Director of the Learning Academy in the Department of Water and Sanitation South Africa, welcomed the participants as well. DWS is the co-organizer of this online event and previous Wetskills events in South Africa. DWS makes possible the participation of many South African participants to events in Southern Africa, but also in Europe for example. Johan Oost, managing director Wetskills Foundation introduced the Wetskills...

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And the winner W@tskills-India 2021:

[Watch the W@tskills-India 2021: Finals & Awarding] Team ‘Aqua Bankers’ won the first fully online W@tskills event. This event focused on Climate Adaptation and the role of Water in various parts India. With the concept ‘Serve to Conserve’ the team co-cocreated an out-of-the-box concept based on Water as Leverage for clean rivers in India. Team representatives Vivek V.S. (Kerala, India) and Drashti Oza (Gujarat, India) were exited: ‘It was an amazing journey. Everybody worked really hard and it was not easy to coordinate with different timelines. We met a lot of experts, who shoed really interest in our topic. It was an amazing place and opportunity.’ Watch the Pitch of team member Sanziana Bituleanu (Romania). Other team members: Sofi Azilan (Indonesia), Sameeran Purofit (Gujarat, India) and Vignesh Kesavan (Tamil Nadu, India).   The jury panel of W@tskills-India 2021 consisted of chair Kartikeya Sarabhai, Centre of Environment Education (India), Eustathia Bofilatos, Department of Water & Sanitation...

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