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Wetskills becomes integrated part of Korea-IWW 2019

On the sunny Thursday before Easter (in The Netherlands), a Korean delegation of Daegu Metropolitan City visited Leeuwarden. As part of their bigger tour through Europe, they were invited by the Province of Fryslân to gather for a meeting about the Korean International Water Week (KIWW) 2019. Not a coincidence ofcourse, as Daegu is the organizer and host of this prominent event. As Wetskills Foundation will organize another challenge in South Korea this year, with its finals at the KIWW in Deagu, we joined this meeting to introduce our programme and talk about the set up of the finals (6 September 2019). Wetskills and the participants will join and reintegrated in almost the whole KIWW 2019 programme. In addition, the Province of Fryslân will be case owner during this Wetskills-South Korea challenge, as they did during the past edition in 2018. After an introduction on watermanagement in Leeuwarden, WaterAlliance and the...

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AfriAlliance and Wetskills foster a community of YWPs

AfriAlliance and Wetskills signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on fostering a community of talented young water management professionals from Africa and Europe (Delft, 9 April 2019). AfriAlliance and Wetskills represent initiatives that have a mission to help solve water challenges. Both parties are dedicated to strengthening and integrating young talent within the water sector and promote cooperation, co-creation and knowledge sharing on water and climate actions. They aim to generate joint initiatives in order showcase local African case studies where international and local students can co-create solutions to local problems. One of the examples is to initiate more Wetskills events in Africa. Also trying to involve European and African candidates for the events in Europe (like Romania and The Netherlands this year) and Africa, but also students from IHE Delft. Wetskills regularly organised events in South(ern) Africa. Next event on the planning is Wetskills-South Africa 2020 in Sandton/Johannesburg. Wetskills will also promote events from AfriAlliance in its networks, like...

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Future Water Leaders program at Aquatech China

Wetskills is happy to announce it will organize a Future Water Leaders program in Shanghai in collaboration with Aquatech China (3-5 June).   The Future Water Leaders program is addressing the development of the next generation of water professionals who will become leaders in the water sector. The program aims to attract recent graduates and young professionals in a series of activities designed specially to help expand their knowledge and network in the Chinese and international water sectors.   The program will focus on interactive engagement with young professionals, where participants and visitors will get a chance to learn, contribute insights and ask questions to industry experts and fellow peers. Different projects, themes and innovations will be introduced through panel discussions and quizzes. The discussions will focus on linking sector trends with skill development among young people while the quizes will touch upon topics such as Plastic pollution, Fashion Footprint and Conscious Consumption.  There...

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Join NKWK Conference in Delft, 14 May 2019

Wetskills Foundation was requested to organise a Future Water Leaders Programme @NKWK in The Netherlands. Find below an invitation by the Staf Deltacommissaris for students, trainees, Young Professionals to join this event. (*Note: this is an invitation in Dutch)   Beste waterstudent, watertrainee, Young Professional in de watersector   Veilig zijn voor water, voldoende zoet water hebben en de inrichting van Nederland klimaatbestendig maken, nu en de komende 50 en zelfs 100 jaar. Zodat we een ramp vóór zijn en kunnen blijven wonen in onze Nederlandse delta. Het Nationaal  Deltaprogramma werkt aan die uitdaging, die over generaties heen gaat. Het zijn de jongeren van nu die het straks moeten gaan doen. Jongeren zijn dus belangrijk voor het Deltaprogramma. Daarom bieden wij studenten, trainees en Young Professionals (t/m 30 jaar) in de watersector van harte de mogelijkheid om de jaarlijkse kennisconferentie van het Deltaprogramma bij te wonen.   Op dinsdag 14 mei 2019 is de jaarlijkse conferentie van het Nationaal...

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Introducing the European Water Stars initiative!

The European Water Stars initiative is under way and have published a video introducing themselves! Have a look and feel free to contact them with your suggestions at the email below!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOjF8V5g5SM   Why water? Water is such an integral part of everyday life that most Europeans barely think about it anymore. We drink it, use if for food production, in industry, for transport or recreation. Yet Europe faces a combination of water-related challenges: extreme weather, the impacts of climate change, pollution, and demographic shifts pressuring water infrastructure.   Who are the European Water Stars? The European Water Stars (EWS) initiative has been created in order to stress the importance of water collaboration within Europe, and to inspire youth to enter the water sector and battle the current and future challenges. EWS are well-known personalities with a strong European background and story, willing to contribute to the awareness raising of water issues among the general public and...

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