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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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