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Newsletter no 3

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2017 | No. 3 | October 2017

Return visit to South Africa for Process Controllers Exchange

Return visit for PC Exchange with South Africa

From 5-16 June, Johan Oost went to South Africa for the return visit of the Exchange Programme for South African Process Controllers (PCs). In March the South African PCs went to The Netherlands for a two week programme with dedicated field trips and workshops to experience the Dutch best-practices.

Using weather information to improve Water management

Using weather information to improve Water management

The start-up meeting to discuss the design of the course Weather Smart Water Resource Management was held on October 2nd of 2017 in Nelspruit. The management of Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) and of World Water Academy (WWA) discussed the draft programme. The aim is to combine knowledge and skills in Water Resource Management, Weather forecasting, creating dashboards and how to provide information for the stakeholders.

Hands-on Water Challenge will bring O&M staff together

Hands-on Water Challenge 2 - Wetskills team South Africa 2014

The Wetskills Water Challenge is a proven concept for Young Professionals and students with Bachelor+ background, worldwide organized by the Wetskills Foundation. The topics are based on broader themes and innovations. The teams of talents are challenged to think outside the box. They present during special events, these presentations contain a lot of interaction between generations

AQUAVET project ends succesfully

AQUAVET project has come to an end

The last three years World Water Academy (WWA) was part of the AQUAVET project, funded by Erasmus+ programme with partners from Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Dissemination of the activities was the main focus in the last part of this project.

Wetskills makes a delta tour in the Netherlands

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From 19 October to 2 November 2017, during the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW), 23 young water professionals from around the world will participate in a Wetskills Challenge in the Netherlands. For two weeks, the participants will work in mixed teams on cases of governments, companies, knowledge institutes and water authorities from home and abroad.



  • Project: TMT WeatherSmart (in South Africa)
  • Development course Wastewater TreatmentNQF 5 & 6
  • Amsterdam International Water Week
  • Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017
  • Oral presentation at IWA YWP Conference in Cape Town


  • Management visit to South Africa
  • Mission Adaptive Delta Management to Bangladesh
  • ‘Olympic’ Wetskills-South Korea 2018


  • First Hands-onWater Challenge in South Africa
  • WISA conference
  • Wetskills-South Africa 2018

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