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Webinar Water Solutions #4: Community Engagement and Inter-sectoral collaboration

Looking for some inspiration after your hols? Please join our next webinar 'Water Solutions #4: Community Engagement and Inter-sectoral Collaboration', to be held on September 9th 12:00 – 13:15 CET.

  • Henk Ovink - Special Envoy for International Water Affairs
  • Adriaan Mels - Regional Director at Vitens Evides International
  • Sandra Schoof - Programme Manager Water as Leverage at Netherlands Enterprise & Development Agency
  • More tba
In the Water Solutions webinars, we take a deep dive into the four subthemes for AIWW2021, the Amsterdam International Water Week from 1-5 November. Together with scientists, innovators, and experts from cities, utilities, industry and agriculture we bring new perspectives and insights to the table.
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Amsterdam International Water Week: stay up to date via

From November 1-5 2021, Amsterdam International Water Web will organise the 6th edition of Amsterdam International Water Week. Amsterdam International Water Week 2021 will be held both in-person and digital. AIWW 2021 theme is ‘Blue-Green deals with Integrated Solutions’, along the three pillars of societal, technical and ecological aspects. On our eventsite you will find frequent updates, for instance about the unfolding programme.
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AIWW news
Lykke Leonardsen is our new chair Cities

We are happy to announce Lykke Leonardsen has accepted her role as chair of our cities target group, succeeding Henk Ovink. Lykke is Head of program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions at City of Copenhagen and also represents C40. Our other chairs are Menno Holterman (chair Industries) and Roelof Kruize (chair Utilities).

Lykke also was one of the speakers at webinar Water Solutions #3: Risk & Resilience, where she shared her experience with cloudburst management planning.

Call for abstracts for Amsterdam International Water Week

Recently, we launched the call for abstracts in which we invite researchers, organizations, project managers, innovators, implementers, city governments, agri-food experts and water utilities to share their knowledge and experience with the international water community by submitting an abstract within the AIWW 2021 sub-thematic categories. The selected abstracts will be presented and discussed at the Research & Innovation sessions at the Online and In-person sessions.
Join the first Wetskills event In Denmark

Wetskills Foundation will organise the regular (and live) Wetskills Water Challenge for the first time in Copenhagen, Denmark. This will be the fourteenth time overall in Europe, after previous events in Hungary, Romania, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

This edition of Wetskills will start on 15 August 2021, and is in and around the inspiring City of Copenhagen surrounded by water and expert of Climate Adaptation. During the 2-weeks program the participants will be working in international, multidisciplinary teams on real-life water cases. The finals and awarding will be an online webinar, accessible for interested professionals from Europe and beyond.

Are you a student or young professional from Denmark, Nordic countries, Europe or other parts of the world, and do you want to make a difference in the water & sustainability sector? Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for Water & Sustainability, to join this great experience.

The role of bird manure in the nutrient balance of surface waters

Many waters in the Netherlands suffer from water quality problems due to an excess of nutrients. Efforts to reduce eutrophication sometimes have limited success and it has been suggested that this may be due to nutrient inputs from large numbers of birds. Logically, this would mainly concern birds that concentrate in colonies and roosts, but forage outside the area. Indeed, some case studies in specific areas indicate a potential increase in the external nutrient load of tens of percentage points. The question is how widespread this problem is.
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Timeline of important water events

As water professionals we need to stay current by regularly updating and enhancing our skills, knowledge and know-how, by joining events and conferences worldwide. Here’s an overview of events we would recommend participating. Please let us know if there are events missing and what’s on your radar.
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