Nr. 1, February 2017

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2017 | No. 1 | February 2017
EWSETA and WWA have signed a MoU

EWSETA and WWA have signed a MoU

Last November we have reached an important milestone. Errol Gradwell (CEO Energy and Water Sector Education Authority, EWSETA ) and Agnes Maenhout (CEO World Water Academy, WWA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 21st of November 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ms Pamela Tshwete (Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation) and Ms Marisa Gerards (Ambassador South Africa) were present at this important signing moment and they co-signed as a witness.

Darling ingredients-Tailored wastewater treatment trainings in Europe a success

Tailored wastewater treatment trainings in Europe a success

In October 2016, a group of 27 experienced employees of wastewater treatment plants with high nitrogen level from Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany have followed the training programme Wastewater treatment to optimise their wastewater treatment skills. Our trainer of the year, Jack Jonk, challenged the participants to think in terms of systems and processes. This way of thinking was well received by the participants.

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Nereda® Academy

The number of international applications of the Nereda®technology, world’s first technology using the features of Aerobic Granular Sludge for industrial and municipal wastewater treatment, is rapidly growing. To support the global breakthrough of this Dutch technology, Royal HaskoningDHV and World Water Academy have established a global Nereda® Academy.

WASH in emergency

WASH in emergency

World Water Academy in partnership with MDF were granted the UNICEF project Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergency in Myanmar. This project consists of a course development part, Training of Trainers execution and a mentoring project. In the first two parts WWA plays a large part. As support for the content, WWA teamed-up with Netherlands Red Cross.

Aquavet project - Acropolis Greece

AQUAVET project in last phase

Last October, the AQUAVET project partners had the fifth meeting, this time organized in Athens. This meeting between the partners from Greece, Spain, United Kingdom and The Netherlands was aimed to discuss the results of the development phase. Also the first version of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) was shown and discussed.

Journal of Global Resources january 2017

AquaDactics: Learn today, apply tomorrow

The fourth issue of the Journal of Global Resources was published in January. In this edition you can read about AquaDactics, an article by our CEO Agnes Maenhout (World Water Academy and AquaDactics).

The Journal of Global Resources is a international journal, which covers all aspects of the earth resources like land, water, energy, forest, human resources etc. It is published twice a year.



  • Training of Trainers WASH in emergency project in Myanmar
  • Evaluation cooperation World Waternet and World Water Academy in Africa


  • Process Controller exchange in The Netherlands (Centre of Expertise project)
  • Management visit for AquaDactics to South Africa
  • Wetskills-United Kingdom 2017
  • Pilot training AQUAVET in The Netherlands
  • Training of Trainers programme for AQUAVET project in Spain and Greece


  • 6th project meeting of AQUAVET in London
  • Info-days to inform the sector about AQUAVET project
  • Wetskills-Romania 2017
  • ExpoApa Conference in Bucharest
  • Finalizing WASH in emergency project in Myanmar


  • Process Controller exchange in South Africa (Centre of Expertise project)
  • Preparation training Adaptive Delta Management (in Delft)
  • Bilateral Panel for water management in Romania


  • Management visit for AquaDactics to South Africa
  • Wetskills-Israel 2017
  • Amsterdam International Water Week
  • Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017