Knowledge and skills exchange in Europe is one of the major policies. For the water sector this is in extremes, because water does not have (country) borders. So exchange of information, communication and cultural understanding is crucial. Specific programs for young water professionals could contribute to a better training of skills. In the Netherlands the National Water Traineeship (NWT) started five years ago. The aim of the NWT is to give fresh graduates a kick-start in the Dutch water sector. The program consists of two main components, namely a personal leadership program and a broad outlook on the Dutch water sector. The NWT cooperates with the broad water sector. Due this combination trainees are able to bring their professional knowledge in relation to their working activities in the broader sector, which should lead to a more effectiveness in their work. The challenge is if there is a need for a European water traineeship and how could this be implemented on a self-supportive way?
Nationaal Water Traineeship
Wetskills Romania 2015