Opportunity for WEM-students to join Wetskills

Opportunity for WEM-students to join Wetskills

The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates with a passion for water to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15 – 28 June, 2018. With water higher on everyone’s agenda than ever because of the persistent drought, your solutions to pressing Cape Townian water issues is urgently needed.

Application for this unique opportunity is now open, and we encourage WEM-students to apply. We have a number of alumni to the Wetskills programme among our students, who all enjoyed the programme a lot.

As a Wetskills participant, you will work in mixed and multidisciplinary teams of about 4-5 participants. You are asked to develop innovative concepts to case studies, provided by the water sector during this extensive two-week program in South Africa. The program will start with two days of teambuilding activities, in order to meet each other. This includes field trips to water-related and cultural sites around Cape Town, including  the surroundings’ famous wineries, a Nereda-based wastewater treatment site, the now almost empty reservoir that supplies drinking water to the city and of course the city itself. About seven intensive working days follow, which will focus on working on the assigned water challenge case study. We are hosted by University of Cape Town, a beautifully located campus university. Dutch and South-African supervisors will guide you during the two-week program and facilitate your team to find your own innovative concept. Finally, each team will present their case study and innovative and creative ideas during the WISA2018 Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town. The winning team will be pronounced at this event as well.

The first deadline for application and selection is 28 Februari 2018. For more information, application and other Wetskills events see, ask a WEM-alumni or come to Rick Hogeboom (HR-W204).