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And the winner is?? W@tskills-India 2021

And the winning team is?? Watch online Finals & Awarding of W@tskills-India 2021 Monday 25 January from 13.00 CEST onwards From 2-13 January the first fully online Wetskills (or: W@tskills) event took place. The event had a focus on Climate Adaptation in India. 28 Indian and international participants joined online every day. And on 25 January you can watch the Finals & Awarding as prerecorded side event for the Water Action Hub of the Climate Adaptation Summit (online). Find the cases and posters at the event page. As a regular Wetskills finals event, the teams pitch the out-of-the-box ideas to an international jury panel. They decide the winning team. Extra keynote addresses: Adriana Valenzuela Jimenez (Youth Leadership at Global Center on Adaptation) and Bharat Jain (Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre). The Water Action Hub (organized by Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of The Netherlands) requested Wetskills Foundation with its Indian partner Centre for Environment Education to organize this event and bring-in young talents...

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Inspiring Wetskills Practices for Climate Adaptation

WATCH TOMORROW OR ON MONDAY 25-01! Wetskills will contribute with the (prerecorded) Workshop - Inspiring Wetskills Practices for Climate Adaptation to the Youth for Climate Adaptation (YFCA). Watch and register here. This workshop is part of the Water Action Hub of the Climate Adaptation Summit (25 January 2021) NOTE: this workshop will also be dispayed at the Water Adapatation Summit next Monday (25 January 2021, from 13.00 CEST onwards) NOTE 2: Wetskills and partners also have another contribution to the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021: Finals & Awarding W@tskills-India 2021 (also displayed on 25 January 2021, from 13.00 CEST onwards) Watch here. About this workshop: Wetskills Foundation and some of its Alumni will present and discuss some inspiring out-of-the-box ideas with a focus on Climate Adaptation and the role of water. Some representatives from over the world of the teams that co-created these ideas will present the ideas within a two-minutes pitch. Three recognized experts in...

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Photographer Supratim Bhattacharjee Wetskills Ambassador

One of the keynote speakers during W@tskills-India 2021 was Environmental Photographer and Story-teller Supratim Bhattacharjee from India. He spoke about his projects The Curse of Coal and Sinking Sundarban and his experiences on Climate Change and Adaptation in India. All cases of W@tskills-India 2021 had a link to the pictures of Supratim. After his keynote Supratim was enthusiastic to continue the cooperation and become Ambassador of our programme. Go to his website and go through his confronting and real-life pictures. Short BIO Supratim Bhattacharjee was born in Baruipur near Kolkata. Socio-economic crisis, environmental issues form a part of his interest since his school days. After completing graduation he started working in film production houses of Mumbai holding the post of production professional for 5 years. Later he left his job for concentrated on creating photo stories of the socio-economic crisis, human rights and environmental issues of the subcontinent and bring them in front of...

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Keynotes W@tskills-India 2021

During coming W@tskills event in India (2-13 January), a leader in Water / Climate Adaptation will have a keynote presentation for the 30 participants. The guests will inspire the participants, coaches and involved experts with their ideas, experiences and pictures to the future. All keynotes will be online starting 13.45 India Time / 9.15 Europe Time. 5 January 2021: Supratim Bhattacharjee (Environmental Photographer from India), see below some of his pictures. Supratim will talk about his prizewinning projects: Sinking Sundarbans and The Curse of Coal 6 January: Durk Krol - Water Europe (Maning Director Water Europe, the network for water organisations in Europe from Brussels) 7 January 2021: Kartikeya Sarabhai (Founding Director of Centre of Environment Education in Ahmedabad, India) 8 January: Ap Verheggen (Climate Artist from The Netherlands, creator of the SunGlacier). Ap Verheggen will present his SunGlacier project to absorb water from the air with solar energy. He...

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