The OKP project WATRA has started with an inception mission to Amman, Jordan. WATRA stands for "Strengthening skills development for WAter Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture". Peter van der Steen (IHE), project coordinator Poolad Karimi (IHE) and Agnes Maenhout (World Water Academy) were the Dutch representatives. In two days we were introduced to the Jordanian team of the Al-Balqa Applied University (BAU) in Salt (near Amman) led by project director Naser Almanaseer.
The project ‘Bridging the water: co-create to learn & experience’ has officially been launched on the 1st of February at the Durban University of Technology. The project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the South African water sector. Dutch and South African partners co-create solutions in water education in order to improve water management, water services and the livelihood of citizens.
Mister Mbulelo Tshangana, director general of the Ministry of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation from South Africa, visited World Water Academy on November 6th of 2019. The DG was accompanied by 10 delegates. Agnes Maenhout (managing director) and Claudia Peters (training manager) introduced the delegates to the activities of World Water Academy and our way of working.
On Thursday the 7th of November 2019 a South Korean delegation visited World Water Academy in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. A group of 28 people were in The Netherlands for the Aquatech Amsterdam. They were in search of information about training and examination for qualified personnel at the water sector.