Newsletter World Water Academy no 2, April 2016

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2016 | No. 2 | April 2016
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A chat with Jan Peuten, Mechanic of Distribution at Waterleidingmaatschappij Limburg (WML)

You work at Limburg Waterworks Company (Waterleidingmaatschappij Limburg, WML). Can you tell us what you do there?

"I am mechanic of Distribution and have over twenty-eight years of experience in my profession. My job consists of carrying out the day to day proceedings in the department of quality and organisation. Read more

Logo AquaDactics and COE

WISA 2016

AquaDactics and Centre of Expertise will be present at the WISA 2016 Conference and Exhibition in Durban, South Africa in stand 34. The Wisa 2016 conference will take place at the Durban ICC from 15-19 May 2016.

The theme of Wisa 2016 is ‘Water, the ultimate constraint'.

The biennial WISA conference comprises a broad range of innovative subjects. There will be many parallel sessions and workshops that fit with the subject of water, with the following themes: ...Read more

Bilateral Panel RO-NL in The Hague

NIHWM and WWA extend co-operation

In January 2014, Daniela Radulescu (National Institute for Hydrology and Water Management) and Agnes Maenhout (World Water Academy) signed an agreement in order to strengthen relations and come up with common projects on capacity development, see our Press-release: Lifelong learning on flood risk management in Romania. Now, after two years, both partners agreed to extend the co-operation. Read more

Bestuurstraining in Swaziland

Trainer in Swaziland

The River Basin Authorities (RBA's) Komati and Lomati in Swaziland have a twinning relationship with the Dutch Regional water authority Vechtstromen. This relationship includes a training of the governing boards of these newly created RBA's.

One question after another popped up in my head before my trip to Swaziland in early April: Where exactly is Swaziland? How does one train such a new and diverse board?  Read more


Project meeting AQUAVET in Spain

The fourth meeting of the Erasmus+ AQUAVET project was held on 19 and 20 April 2016 in Madrid, Spain. Partners gathered from Greece, the UK, the Netherlands and Spain to recap on progress since the 3rd project meeting (in Utrecht, October 2015); and to discuss current issues and plans for future actions. On behalf of World Water Academy, Johan Oost and Nienke Elijzen (expert in e-learning) attended this meeting. Read more

Course development Cape Town

Water reticulation in Cape Town

In February of 2016, World Water Academy (WWA) and Waterleidingmaatschappij Limburg (WML) (as partner of  Vitens Evides International (VEI) executed a course development project with the City of Cape Town. This project was under the umbrella of the Centre of Expertise for Water in South Africa.

The City of Cape Town has several so-called ‘lines' for responding to calamities and complaints in the water reticulation system. Read more

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Bolivian delegation

A Bolivian delegation visited Germany and the Netherlands from 27 February until 6 March 2016. The Bolivian officials work at municipalities and the Department of Resources and Environment. They are participating in a project with Aquanet and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). The project participants were introduced to the German and Dutch Water supply Sector. The delegation visited World Water Academy in Nieuwegein on Friday 4 March to learn about capacity building. Agnes presented the goal, the quality assurance, and the business model of World Water Academy. Read more

Teamphoto Wetskills South Africa 2014

The Wetskills Summer is starting in South Africa

Three new editions of Wetskills will be organised during the next months. Wetskills in South Africa will start on the 6th of May. AquaDactics is one of the case owners. A team of 3 or 4 young professionals and students will be challenged in the two-weeks programme themed Unlocking experiential knowledge. Read more

World Water Day

World Water Day

World Water Academy co-organised World Water Day in the Netherlands on the 24th of March in the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague.

Since the first World Water Day on 22 March 1993, this event has been held annually. By this event the United Nations wants keep emphasizing  the importance of water. The theme of this years World Water Day was Water and Jobs. Read more