On November 30, we had the pleasure to welcome an official governmental delegation from Benin at World Water Academy. The government of Benin has undertaken broad reforms to improve the technical and vocational education system in their country. The delegation was particularly interested in the entire water and sanitation value chain. World Water Academy’s vision on learning and the importance of education and lifelong learning in the water sector were discussed.
On November 24, we had the pleasure to welcome a high level delegation of Rand Water, the largest bulk water utility in Africa, at World Water Academy. It was great exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with each other! We look forward to a constructive partnership and further collaboration.
The OKP project WATRA started in 2020 with an inception mission to Amman, Jordan. WATRA stands for "Strengthening skills development for WAter Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture". The project is a cooperation between Al-Balqa University (BAU), IHE-Delft and World Water Academy and was funded by Nuffic.
Today, we had the opportunity to visit the 6th South African Wetskills Challenge at DWA Training Centre at Roodeplaat Dam, Pretoria. A great event for students and young professionals from South Africa, sub-Saharan region and beyond, who want to make a difference in the water sector, who like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the culture of South Africa, and who want to work on challenging water & sustainability issues.
Do you want to learn everything about the different process steps on a wastewater treatment plant? After completing this course you will understand the wastewater treatment process in practice. You will recognize how your actions influence the performance of your wastewater treatment plant. To make the course as effective as possible for you, we encourage you to share your own knowledge and experiences with the other participants.
In May 2021 an innovative set-up was installed in the Liesbeek River, Cape Town, to intercept and detect plastic as part of our Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) ‘Bridging the water’. The OKP project aimed to bridge the gaps between theory & practice, research & implementation, education & workplace and engineers & operators by developing knowledge transfer and cooperation amongst stakeholders.
At the end of March 2022 Claudia Peters and Gabrielle Knufman from World Water Academy, together with Dutch Trainers Hans Mollen and Melanie Vermeeren, traveled to Durban and Cape Town, South Africa, to deliver two final training courses as part of the Orange Knowledge Project ‘Bridging the Water’. In this article Hans and Melanie share their experiences.
From March 7 till 10 we hosted the Drinkwater Water Treatment Training in Jordan. With this training, Al-Balqa Applied University and World Water Academy strengthen their partnership towards providing sustainable solutions to the challenges of the water sector in Jordan. The training is set up in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and is part of the Orange Knowledge Project WATRA.
In February World Water Academy and VEI (Vitens Evides International) collaborated to host water supply training in the Dutch Caribbean. Personnel of the drinking water bottling plants of Saba and St. Eustatius completed a three-day training on important aspects in the production, bottling, and distribution of drinking water. This was training to refresh their knowledge, but also to learn new techniques which ensure the quality of the water during the sampling process and the bottling process.
From 13 to 16 December a group of wastewater professionals from Amman, Jordan took part in the training “Wastewater treatment techniques”. The training by World Water Academy, set up in collaboration with IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and Al-Balqa’ Applied University, is part of the Orange Knowledge Project WATRA (WAter Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture) in Jordan.