Wetskills Water Challenges

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Wetskills’ experiences in Kerala

October was a very busy month for Wetskills. Three simultaneous events took place in Budapest, New Delhi and Kerala!  The last two were organized with the occasion of the Royal Dutch visit to India and were honoured to hold their finals during the official trade mission programme.   Wetskills Kerala took off in Calicut (Kozhikhode) on the 7thof October with two days of field visits and teambuilding activities. The event’s theme being Integrated Water Management and Flood control, the group of 14 participants visited several flood and landslide affected areas in the Wayanad area near Calicut.  In this Wetskills event, the teams worked on four case topics selected from the recommendations found in the DRR report ‘Kerala Integrated Water Resource Management’, commissioned after the devastating floods which took place in the last years. The topics covered women empowerment for flood resilience, smart and flood resilient cities, water footprint for better flood and agricultural...

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Invitation to Delta Conference in Goes (14 Nov 2019)

Please find below a letter of Peter Glas, Government Commissioner for the Delta Programme Note: This conference is in Dutch. However the will be an introduction session (10.00-10.45) for international participants prior to the plenary programme. More information: Ioana Dobrescu (ioana.dobrescu@wetskills.com) and Johan oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).   "Are you a student, trainee or Young Professional active in the water sector?   If so, I am pleased to invite you to the National Delta Conference on Thursday, 14 November 2019, at the Zeelandhallen event complex in Goes. The doors will open at 9.30 a.m.; the plenary opening session will commence at 10.45 a.m.   The tenth Delta Conference features an inspiring and varied programme. For young people, it also has a lot to offer, such as speed dating with water experts, information on education programmes and internships, and opportunities to test your water expertise in the special Young Professional Water and Climate Pub Quiz. Would you like to actually assist in...

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For the first time in México!

Wetskills was held in Mexico for its first time and it was a really great experience. All of the hard work leading up to the program paid off and from the 25 of August till the 5 of September we all had a blast being part it. A total of 15 participants worked together in 4 multicultural and multidisciplinary groups. The backgrounds of the participants were very diverse ranging from Nanotech to Psychology. For me personally it was also a first time. My name is Kennard Burer and my first experience with Wetskills was when I joined the 25th Wetkills in Romania in 2017. After that I participated for a second time in Kygystan 2018. Both editions were so great that I now was a part of the organiser’s team for Wetskills Mexico. Together with great support and hard work of managing director Johan Oost and program manager Tim van de...

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Some last positions – international participants for Hungary

Wetskills Foundation is preparing its first event in Hungary. This Wetskills edition is aligned to the Budapest Water Summit with the presence of many presidents, ministers but also United Nations and famous VIPs of several countries discussing water challenges. This Summit is a more political event where water is the highest on the agenda!!   Together with the Hungary Water Association (HWA), Budapest University of Technology and Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Budapest, Wetskills Foundation will organise the finals in a vibrant side event of the Expo. Many professionals from Hungary and other countries are welcome to join and discuss the ideas. Afterwards the Young Water Professionals of HWA will organise another event to put the importance of YWP involvement on the agenda and extra networking.   There are some last positions left for this Wetskills event. If you have interest to join this new event, please contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com)...

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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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