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Since January 2020 Wetskills Foundation is monitoring the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in China and Asia. Last weeks the coronavirus caused increasingly more concerns in Europe and Middle East (where we are having a Wetskills event in Oman at the moment) as well. With this message we would like to inform you about our action plans concerning the coronavirus and the next Wetskills events.   The Wetskills Foundation is complying with the advice and regulations issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) regarding the prevention of the spread of the Corona virus (Covid-19). We also take into consideration the advised our partner countries where we organize Wetskills Water Challenges. As Wetskills Foundation we take this seriously and are looking closely with out (local) partners how to deal with our planned events.   The status of individual Wetskills events in...

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Join the talent programme: ‘Stroomversnellers’

This is a new initiative for students in The Netherlands [message in Dutch]   Hallo student, Begin februari start het nieuwe en unieke talentprogramma “De Stroomversnellers” voor WO, HBO en MBO-studenten. Het nieuwe programma wordt samen met de partners van de Topsector Water en Maritiem én met studenten vormgegeven en zal uit twee geledingen bestaan: het netwerk de Stroomversnellers en een selecte groep studenten, de Waterambassadeurs. Stroomversnellers krijgen toegang tot het netwerk, excursies en trainingen. Waterambassadeurs werken mee aan de organisatie van de activiteiten en krijgen daarvoor een vergoeding ter waarde van een jaar collegegeld. Wat biedt dit jou als student? Een kans om kennis te maken met de Nederlandse watersector, de bedrijven en organisaties en werkzaamheden daarbinnen. Een mogelijkheid om je te oriënteren op je toekomst dus. Je kan jezelf ontwikkelen met trainingen, masterclasses en hackathons. Je leert studenten kennen van andere universiteiten en achtergronden en gaat samen aan de slag met de...

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Back to South Africa!

Coming May Wetskills will celebrate its 10-year jubilee and its 5th South-Africa edition in Johannesburg! Join us as participant or case owner!   Come celebrate with us and be part of the 2020 Wetskills Water Challenge in South Africa and shake the Water-Energy-Food cocktail with us! Between 21 May and 3 June, the Wetskills Water Challenge will take place for the fifth time in South Africa. Also this year Wetskills will become 10 years old. Wetskills Foundation plans to celebrate both of these milestones with a special jubilee event in Johannesburg (save-the-date: 30 June) together with its wide alumni network. This fifth edition will be organised in Johannesburg and Pretoria and its finals aligned to the WISA conference (Water Institute for Southern Africa) taking place on 31 May - 3 June. The event is organized in cooperation with the South Africa Department for Water and Sanitation, and with the support of the Embassy and Consulate of Kingdom of the...

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Participants about experiences Wetskills-The Netherlands 2019

What did participants of Wetskills in The Netherlands tell about their experiences??   Movie: an interview with Itani Ndwambi (Department for Water & Sanitation of South Africa): .   Ron Mannheim (Technion, Israel): 'The Wetskills challenge was a vivid creation of a bridge between different people from different cultures sharing the same goal - making this planet a better place. It was a clear proof of the power of diversity, collaboration, and tolerance for other opinions - when involved in a common goal such as mutual development of unique solutions for complex problems. Thank you everyone for an amazing two weeks and for one of the most developing, interesting and fun experiences I had! I loved every moment of it! #NLWetskills2019 #Wetskills #AIWW2019'...

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