Newsletter World Water Academy no 1, January 2016

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2016 | No. 1 | January 2016

Happy New Year

Dear clients, partners and friends,

Thank you for the collaboration during last year and we look forward to developing successful projects in 2016!


AquaDactics, a proud South African NPC

AquaDactics was launched in November 2015 with a movie. AquaDactics established by World Water Academy (WWA). The non-profit organisation is active in South Africa and focuses on training design and support. Training of trainers and the development of practice oriented curricula are the core business. Read more.

YWP to South Africa

YWP in South Africa urgent scream for capacity development

The project members of eThekwini Water & Sanitation and World Water Academy presented the results of the Training Development and Training of Training programme in Durban at the 4th YWP-ZA Biennial. And at the 1st African IWA YWP Conference which was held in Pretoria from 16 till 18 November 2015. Read more.

On cows and water in Swaziland

On cows and water in Swaziland

At the end of November, I made a visit to Swaziland. From a distance, Swaziland seems to be part of South-Africa. Still, it is a separate country with its own culture. The ‘Lobola' is an example of that. The Lobola is a family feast that is still celebrated widely in the countryside of Swaziland. Read more.

House of the Future

Skills and human assets in the House of the Future - Johannesburg

What does it mean to look at your workforce (human assets) from the viewpoint of asset management? This question formed the basis for the workshop Waterworx1. The workshop was part of the programme of the Dutch trade mission in South Africa last November. Anke Mastenbroek's keynote (RHDHV) shows the life cycle approximation for talents. Read more.

Talent management in Indonesia

Talent management in Indonesia

The consortium of Young Water professionals - Indonesia @Work (YWP-ID @Work) organized a seminar at the 14th of December 2015. The theme of the seminar was about talent management within the organization of Public Works in Jakarta. This Master Class for Developing Young Water Professionals, as part of the YWP-ID @Work programme in HRD strategies and Talent Management in the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR). Read more.

YWP program AIWW

YWP programme AIWW: Little less conversation...

About 20 Young Professionals of the Dutch Water Sector organized an extensive Young Water Professionals Programme and was held during the Amsterdam International Water Week November 2015.

The programme was aimed to link Young professionals and students with the Aquatech Exhibition and the Amsterdam International read more.


International Water Association

Agnes Maenhout of World Water Academy (WWA) was asked to be a member of  the Congress Review Team. As a water professional she has reviewed the short outline papers submitted for the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition. Read more.

Aquavet logo

Third partnership meeting for AquaVET project

The third meeting of the Erasmus+ AquaVET project was held from 21 to 22 October 2015, in the offices of the partner WWA (Wateropleidingen), Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Partners gathered from Greece, the UK, Spain, and the Netherlands to recap and overview the activities since Read more.

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  • Launch of the New Year in Nieuwegein


  • Development of NRW course in Cape Town
  • Finalisation YWP-ID@Work project
  • Management visit to AquaDactics in South Africa
  • Contribution seminar International & HRM by Dutch Water Authorities

March & April:

  • World Water Day in The Netherlands
  • Management visit of AquaDactics to South Africa
  • AquaVET meeting in Madrid
  • Contribution 5th Dutch-Romanian Bilateral Panel for water and coastal zone management

May & July:

  • WISA conference in Durban (16-19 May)
  • Wetskills-South Africa 2016 (5-19 May)
  • Wetskills-Taiwan 2016 (July)