Concept

What is the World Water Academy concept and of which characteristics does it consists.

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The World Water Academy is a sustainable training concept with an international character on a practical level. The main goal of the World Water Academy is to be leading in terms of practical training and capacity building within the global water sector.

The working procedure to design, develop and deliver courses is called the World Water Academy concept. The concept of World Water Academy is derived from the Wateropleidingen-concept and consists of the following characteristics:

  • Training for practical level: Our courses are mainly aimed at the “field workers”, the employees that work on a practical and executive level in the water sector. World Water Academy trains them to be a (genuine/real) water professional. By building sustainable capacity and exchanging experiences on water topics, we teach these employees how to exploit, reinforce and maintain their knowledge on water issues.
  • Training for professionals and by professionals: The participants are trained by professionals from the water sector itself. About 250 lecturers and trainers are available on a freelance basis for all types of courses, be it technical, financial, managerial or communicative. The lecturers and trainers are professionals that work at different levels and in different disciplines e.g. for drinking water supply companies, water boards, water catchment agencies, engineering consultancies, industries or governmental organizations.
  • Inspiring, practical and customized courses: The programmes are developed/created in cooperation with the water sector. Our trainers are professionals, working in the sector themselves. Therefore, they are more than aware/conscious  what knowledge and know how is required. Examples or practical experiences from their own working environment appear to be very inspiring. Our courses are of high quality and are updated frequently. Part of our concept is a standard procedure to assess our courses and trainers. We can offer you a standard programme or a programme customized to the requirements of your company and your employees.
  • Non-profit, non-loss: Being a training institute owned by the water sector, the primary goal has always been to teach practical and up-to-date knowledge on all water related issues. Working on a non-profit, non-loss basis guarantees a sustainable organization. All costs have to be paid by the participants or their company, but with a limited staff we keep costs moderate. The freelance trainers and authors receive a fair fee. Our courses offer excellent value for money, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
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