Wetskills Water Challenges

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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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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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