Newsletter World Water Academy, No. 3, July 2015

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2015 | No. 3 | July 2015
Training of Trainers in Durban - Zuid-Afrika 2

Training of Trainers in eThekwini (Durban, South Africa)

World Water Academy, represented by Agnes Maenhout and Ingrid Schröders, delivered in June a Training of Trainers for eThekwini Water and Sanitation in Durban, South Africa. This training programme was offered to twenty superintendents/ process engineers in the field of wastewater treatment.  Their manager of the Works department, Mohammed Dildar,... Read more

Meeting AquaVET in London

Meeting AquaVET in London

The second meeting of the Erasmus+ AquaVET project was held at the London offices of SummitSkills last MaySummitSkills is the Standard Setting Organisation for building services engineering in the United Kingdom. The AquaVET project partners gathered from Greece, the Netherlands and Spain and the UK to review progress so far and to ensure that future plans are in place to deliver the outcomes of the project. Read more

Young Water Professionals Indonesia @ work

Young Water Professionals Indonesia @work

The second training block of the Master Class Young Water professionals started on the 18th of May in Jakarta. The participants (all employees of DG Water Resources and DG Spatial Planning of the Ministry of Public Works & People's Housing) started with the Master Class in October last year. After the first training Block and the Internship it was now time for the second training Block! Read more

Chinese delegation with Agnes Maenhout en Johan Oost

欢迎 @水 训练 | Welcome@World Water Academy

Twenty-two water experts of the Chinese province of Jiangsu visited the World Water Academy in July. The experts work for municipalities and companies in the province. They were informed about our approach on lifelong learning in the water sector. We shared our concept and experiences on "For professionals, by professionals". Read more

Kickoff Capacity development project in Kosovo

Wastewater Treatment, both municipal and industrial, is a big challenge in the new and upcoming country Kosovo (Eastern Europe). Kosovo is on the threshold of tackling the serious pollution of the surface water by foundation of Water companies and initiatives of industry and communities to realize wastewater treatment plants. Bottleneck in Kosovo is the limited know-how of wastewater treatment.  Read more

Participants for Wetskills in The Netherlands

The International Water Week (IWW) in Amsterdam (1-6 Nov) will be the host for the Wetskills-The Netherlands Challenge.  Wetskills-The Netherlands 2015 is unique in its kind, since participants come from truly all over the world, to work together on exciting water cases provided by the water sector. Wetskills will be held in the run up to and during IWW Amsterdam (24 Oct - 6 Nov 2015), like the editions of 2011 and 2013. Presentations of the results will be held during the Leaders Forum. Read more

Is England set to go Dutch on skills system?

This article (source: newspaper FE Week ) shows how the British look upon the Dutch educational system and how they can use the possible advantages in their own system.



  • Contribution visit Chinese delegation from Jiangsu Province in The Netherlands
  • Seminar Wastewater treatment and capacity development in Kosovo


  • Training of Trainers and course developing Water Treatment in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Last mission to Indonesia for project YWP@Work


  • 3rd meeting AquaVET project in Utrecht


  • International Water Week and Aquatech in Amsterdam (1-6 November)
  • Workshop Training Institutes (5 November)
  • Launch AquaDactics in South Africa during visit Prime Minister Rutte
  • Contribution SA YWP program