Newsletter World Water Academy no 3, July 2016

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2016 | No. 3 | July 2016
South African departemental officials benchmark Dutch training academy

South African departmental officials benchmark Dutch training academy’s

Last June a South African delegation had a paid study visit to World Waternet in the Netherlands. The delegates work at the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and a visit to World Water Academy/AquaDactics was part of the programme. On Wednesday 1 June, we welcomed... Read more

AquaDactics op Wisa 2016-Philani Cebani en Agnes Maenhout

AquaDactics at Wisa 2016

Last May (from 15-19 May 2016) AquaDactics attended the Wisa (Waterinstitute of Southern Africa) 2016 Conference and Exhibition.
AquaDactics shared a stand with the Centre of Expertise (CoE), our stand was perfectly situated, just between the conference and restaurant area. So a lot of traffic was generated. Philani Cebani (CoE) represented our stand and enthusiastically provided the visitors with information. Read more


How to do a training need analyses

The Training Need Analyses step is the most important and the most difficult step in the training life cycle. Demand and supply, that's the question. Usually a participant does not know exactly where he lacks in knowledge! Read more


Winning team Wetskills-South Africa 2016

Durban - On the 16th of May five groups of young water professionals presented their innovative ideas for five water related cases during the Wetskills finals. The winning team presented an impressive solution for dealing in a resilient way with drought and flooding... Read more

Training in Kenya, a passionate Kenyan explores cooperation

Two months ago I received an email of Mr Julius Pundo. Julius origins from Kenya and he is based in the Netherlands. He is connected to the Empower Together Kenya Foundation. As bilingual Julius intends to be a matchmaker between the haves and have-nots' and the knows and knowns'. Now he looks for partnership in the Netherlands with water institutes,...Read more

Training of Trainers for Adaptive Delta Management

In May and June Johan Oost (project officer World Water Academy) executed a Training of Trainers course for a number of PhD-students. The PhD students executed their research work in the Adaptive Delta Management project. Additionally they are going to train local governmental officers in Bangladesh and Indonesia to adapt the results of the PhD researches in practice.  Read more

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We’re updating our website!

The World Water Academy website is being updated. Our website already has a fresh look and easy navigation. We're currently working on our website to bring you more useful information, links and keep you posted on news and developments of our international activities and projects. Read more

Projectgroup Rebuild by Design

Kick off project Rebuild by Design

The project Learning from Rebuild by Design has started! The first official meeting was on Friday 1 July at World Water Academy in Nieuwegein. This project is supervised by Henk Ovink (Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands)...Read more


July - August:

  • Management visit for AquaDactics to South Africa
  • Follow-up activities for MoU WWA with World Waternet
  • Wetskills-Taiwan 2016


  • Training River Basin Authorities in Swaziland
  • Management visit for AquaDactics to South Africa


  • 5th project meeting of AQUAVET in Athens

November - December:

  • Pilot of training of AUQAVET in The Netherlands


  • Infodays to inform the sector about AQUAVET project
  • Wetskills-India 2017 (see announcement: