Newsletter World Water Academy No. 1, January 2015

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2015 No. 1 (january 2015)
Happy 2015

Happy New Year

We all send you the best wishes for a happy new year and a fruitful cooperation in 2015!!

@ the beginning of the year 2015 our organisation has moved to a brand new building. Our landlord, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, has built a new office, including laboratory.

New building World Water Academy

The new working space has an open approach: "sharing together is the new ownership". Open environment, flexible work places, meeting corners and seats, clean desk policy will contribute the opportunity of meeting people. Where people meet, relationships will grow and provide food for new ideas. Our address, mail and telephone is unchanged. Looking forward to meet you in Nieuwegein!

Agnes Maenhout

World Water Academy Annual plan 2015

Annual plan 2015

The board has decided our annual plan 2015. The plan describes our continuing attention for a quality delivery of our courses and training programmes in water. The topics cover a diversity of course titles in water supply, sanitation, water resource management, water safety, operating & maintenance and water didactics. Besides fixed programmes we also tailor specific courses and offer Training of Trainers. For more information you can check our website.

In 2015 we will give special attention to the practical approach of the courses: "How do we connect the theory in the class room with the daily working practice, how can the programme and the trainers strengthen and visualise the practice?"

The international work will be intensified by conducting training projects in Romenia, Indonesia and South Africa.

GWP-Day: Capacity Development (October 15 of 2014)

The Berliner Wasserwerke was the ambiance of the 2nd Capacity Building  Day in the water sector of the German Water Partnership (GWP). The programme of the day was dedicated to the best practices in the German international cooperation, and especially the coordination of German activities was shown. Read more

Wastewater treatment course completed in South Africa

End of October 2014, World Water Academy (WWA) together with World Waternet completed the ten-days ‘Course Wastewater Treatment for Process Controllers' in Durban (South Africa). The course was developed together with a team of three South African engineers of eThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS). The final mission in October marked the last of a total of six missions... Read more

World Water Aacademy, ANAR, NIHMW Bucharest Romania

Step further in Romania

At the end of November, Agnes Maenhout and Johan Oost visited Romania. They had a two days session with representatives of Apele Romane (ANAR) and National Institute for Hydrology and Water management (NIHMW) in Bucharest. The main aim of the meetings was to take some next steps in the cooperation, formalized in the Letter of Intent, which was signed in January 2014. Read more

World Water Academy and participant Haya Water field trip Aquon

WWA spread know-how of being a water training centre

Successful benchmark of Training Centre Haya Water in Oman

World Water Academy finalised the benchmark of Haya Water Training Centre last month. In three shifts, the staff members and the management (in total five persons) came over to the Netherlands to learn about the philosophy and the procedures of Wateropleidingen. Read more

Aquavet project partners kick-off Athens

AquaVET project

On 9-10 October 2014, the kick off meeting of the AquaVET project took place in Athens, Greece. The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and is a 3yrs transnational project with leading organization Promea (Greece) and partners...Read more

Visit of Egyptian delegation October 2014

New adventure in Egypt

The population of Egypt is growing fast. The same goes for the industries and agriculture. This leads to a pressure of the water supply, both in quality and quantity. The influence of human health is high on the Egyptian agenda, and thus the safe water supply. Read more



  • Steering committee meeting Centre of Expertise in The Netherlands


  • Management visit to South Africa to prepare the launch of Aquadactics
  • Visit delegation from The Netherlands (Public Works and Pusdiklad) for the preparation of the second part of the Master Class, project: YWP@Work in Indonesia


  • Meeting with Romanian delegation in Netherlands about the progress in the cooperation


  • Management visit to Oman
  • Training of Trainers and course developing workshops in South Africa
  • 2nd meeting AquaVET project in London