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Preparing the Teambuilding to Lake Tisza in Hungary

Lake Tisza: one of the reasons to join Wetskills to Hungary! Wetskills is preparing a three-day-long field trip to the beautiful Lake Tisza. The professional programs will include a guided visit to the dam, power plant, and fish ladder, while we also plan to introduce the plastic waste collecting process. Free time activities can also be part of the plan: rental bikes can be used to bike around the lake, while one can gain insight into the ecosystem through boat tours. A wide variety of Hungarian dishes are waiting for the visitors to try, and the beaches will allow us to cool down in the summer heat. In addition, the accommodation will take place on a boat, which further increases the experience! Lake Tisza is the largest artificial lake in Hungary since the dam's completion at Kisköre in the 1990s. It is an excellent example of how engineering can create ecologically valuable...

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NKWK Conference 2021, an intergenerational success!

Wetskills Foundation co-organized the Future Water Leaders (students and Young Professionals) participation for the yearly NKWK Conference, knowledge agenda on Water & Climate in The Netherlands. The 2021 edition was held online. More than 12% of the approx. 350 participants was categorized as 'Future Water Leader'. Read more in Dutch here.   Floor van der Heijden, APPM and Wetskills Team member, represented the Future Water Leaders during the conference. She hosted the break sessions, was co-moderator of the plenary opening and hosted the closing part. With this, the next generation had a clear 'face' during the whole conference. During these sessions the added value and importance of bringing-in the next generation was part of the discussions.   Also Wetskills Foundation. organized an online speed date session where experienced and young professionals spoke with each other in several rounds of 7 minutes. There was a wall with vacancies and internship assignments for interested Young Professionals...

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Join online NKWK Conference 10 June: Water & Climate (in Dutch)

Het aftellen is begonnen! Op donderdag 10 juni is de zesde NKWK conferentie, ditmaal online! Geïnteresseerden kunnen zich aanmelden met de link hieronder (gratis). Er is een gevarieerd programma dat laat zien dat water opgaven, sectoren, generaties en kansen kan verbinden. De NKWK conferentie is dit jaar in samenwerking met Gemeente Nijmegen, Radboud University en Waterschap Rivierenland, waardoor veel voorbeelden, cases en experts komen uit deze waterrijke regio in Nederland. Wetskills organiseert wederom mede de inbreng van en voor Young Professionals voor het NKWK, de conferenteui voor de kennisagenda Water & Klimaat in Nederland. Verschillende deelnemers zijn onderdeel van workshops tijdens dit congres. Ons Wetskills Teamlid Floor van der Heijden is side-kick tijdens het plenaire openingsgedeelte. Verder is er een vacature, stage/afstudeeropdracht bank en een Meet&Greet met senior professionals. Tevens organiseert Wetskills met Nationaal Water Traineeship een speciale workshop met als doel: de meerwaarde van challenges voor de kennisagenda Water & Klimaat. Meedoen? Ga...

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Online workshop in Budapest: Intergenerational Dialogue for water solutions

Workshop Inspiring Wetskills Practices on Liveable Rivers for a Green Economy, stimulating an Intergenerational Dialogue. Link: https://app.joinballoon.com/events/oekoindustria-2021-40599uhknke4hee/stages. This interactive workshop will discuss the stimulation and creation an intergenerational dialogue to bring diversity on the table. This diversity is essential for co-creation of new ideas to bring the water sector further. As Keynote speaker Wetskills Ambassador Ap Verheggen will explain the SunGlacier project. Last ten years he started as Climate Artist with the idea to make a glacier in the desert. Since then, he and his team developed groundbreaking innovations to abstract Clean Water from the air. Last months the SunGlacier project (with an installation of a small size fridge) proved to abstract 30 liters from the air per day! For the WorldExpo in Dubai, Ap and his team is building an Installation abstracting hundreds of liters/day. Further pitches from past Wetskills events will be displayed and experts from Hungary and Romania will reflect on...

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