Newsletter World Water Academy no 2, June 2017

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2017 | No. 2 | June 2017
Training of trainers WASH in emergency Myanmar

Training of trainers WASH in emergency in Myanmar

Last May, World Water Academy (WWA) teamed up with MDF Asia and UNICEF Myanmar to deliver a 5 day Trainer of Trainers (ToT) course on WaSH in Emergencies.

The training was targeted at members of the Myanmar Government from four disaster prone states, namely Rakhine, Sagan, Kachin and Mandalay.

Wetskills-RO 2017 WWA Team

Good teamwork at Wetskills-Romania 2017

World Water Academy (WWA) submitted a study case for Wetskills-Romania 2017. The WWA team consisted on four students worked in two weeks on the assignment: “How can the Romanian water sector maintain, spread and even improve its practical knowledge and skills in a self-supportive / business-wise manner?

Visit CEO Haya Water to Nieuwegein

Visit CEO Haya Water (Oman) to Nieuwegein

Tuesday 25 April 2017, Mr. Hussain Hassan Ali Abdul Hussain, CEO of Haya Water, the wastewater treatment agency of Oman, visited World Water Academy in Nieuwegein. Agnes Maenhout: “Oman and the Netherlands: dry and wet! It was a pleasure to discuss with Mister Hussain. He was interested in capacity building, underlined the importance of qualified people and asked questions in depth.” Mr. Hussain was accompanied by Marieke van Oversteeg, Water attaché the Embassy of Kingdom of The Netherlands in Oman.

Future AquaVet trainers trained at the second seminar in Madrid - Spain

Future AquaVet trainers trained in Athens and Madrid

The AquaVet curriculum was developed to improve the water efficiency technologies skills of the European water industry workforce.

Two ‘Train the Trainer seminars’ were planned within the AquaVet project, one in Greece (Athens on 3 April 2017)  and a second one in Spain (Madrid, on 24 April 2017). At these seminars the future AquaVet Trainers from Northern Ireland, Greece and Spain were familiarised with the AquaVet curriculum and are offered practical tools to teach the curriculum.

European Qualification Framework working group

Press release DWA: Taking stock on European standards

25 April 2017 - A new working group named, "European Qualification Framework", organised by the European Water Association (EWA) aims to establish coherence in existing European educational standards in the water sector. Initiated by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA), the working group was founded in March during the Wasser Berlin International 2017. The working group consists of 25 members from 17 different European countries such as Austria, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Hungary and the Netherlands. Read the full press release.

Visit Ethiopian delegation

Ethiopian State Minister with delegation to World Water Academy

Monday 29 May, Ms. Frenesh Mekuria, State Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia visited World Water Academy (WWA) in Nieuwegein. Together with five delegates she visited several water related sites and organisations in The Netherlands. Vitens-Evides International (VEI), with two large projects in Ethiopia, hosted the week programme and VEI asked WWA to tell more about the activities on capacity development and training in The Netherlands and the activities worldwide.



  • Process Controller exchange in South Africa (Centre of Expertise project)
  • Closing event Centre of Expertise project in South Africa
  • Pilot training AQUAVET in The Netherlands
  • Start new project: TMT WeatherSmart (in South Africa)
  • Info-day about AQUAVET project
  • Contribution to Bilateral Panel for water management in Romania


  • Finalizing AQUAVET project
  • Mission Adaptive Delta Management to Bangladesh
  • Wetskills-Israel 2017


  • Amsterdam International Water Week
  • Wetskills-The Netherlands 2017
  • Presentation at IWA YWP Conference in Cape Town