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Newsletter World Water Academy no 4, December 2017

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2017 | No. 4 | December 2017

Wish for 2018

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Dear global water colleague,

Our warmest thoughts for a wonderful holiday and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2018 from the entire World Water Academy team!

We love to discuss, to think and to develop lifelong learning for the water sector. Thank you for your cooperation in 2017. We will continue our activities and all hope to make the world a little better in 2018 in our work on water!

Read more for a 360º Christmas greeting from our team.

Call for cases en participants

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Practitioners are vital for the good performance of water infrastructure. They have a lot of knowledge on the ground, but is this knowledge used for making processes more efficient? People can learn by meeting each other, discussing and exchanging knowledge and learning skills. By stimulating this interaction, practitioners will be more energized to work in the sector; meanwhile the sector itself will get good ideas for improvements.

Training project presented at YWP conference

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City of Cape Town and AquaDactics / World Water Academy presented the showcase project on course design and development for First Line Response Officers at the International Young Water Professionals Conference in Cape Town (10-13 December 2017). The oral presentation was well received by the audience, because of the interaction after the short 8 minute presentation. CoCT and AquaDactics have the intension to fully develop the course, that has been already designed.

IAWWE meets World Water Academy


The Iranian water sector is willing to strengthen the relation with the Dutch water sector. The managing director and the local representative of the Association of Water & Wastewater Experts (IAWWE) visited World Water Academy to discuss practical training for Iranian water experts. Our training approach, training “by professionals, not professors”, responds the demand of the association.

Wetskills visits Nieuwegein during the Dutch Delta Tour

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World Water Academy hosted the third so-called BrainHurricane during Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017 edition. The Wetskills bus stopped with 23 participants from 10 different countries on 23 October in the morning at Wateropleidingen Office. In the next two hours eight experts from the field went to each of the teams to have an interactive discussion on the topics in a speed date format of 10 minutes per expert.

WeatherSmart: tailored course for CMAs

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After the project visit to the management of Inkomati-Usuthu Catchment Management Agency (IUCMA) for preparing the project, the overall programme was approved. This capacity development project, called TMT Weather Smart Water resource management, is funded by Nuffic.  Based on the design, WWA made a detailed programme, which also included all the learning methods during the training.



  • Management visit to South Africa
  • ‘Olympic’ Wetskills-South Korea 2018


  • execution: WeatherSmart course at IUCMA in South Africa
  • Training of Trainer programme CMAs in South Africa


  • Mission Adaptive Delta Management to Bangladesh


  • First Hands-onWater Challenge in South Africa
  • WISA conference
  • Wetskills events in South Africa, China and Colombia

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