Online is the new normal and ZOOM feels like the back of our hand. World Water Academy has been providing didactical training for many years to train water professionals in the art of teaching and training. But what about persons we don't know yet and participants at a distance of 10,000 kilometres with varying internet quality?
OKP Bridging the Water will participate in the Wisa conference. We cordially invite you to attend our events during the Conference!
Many communities in South Africa struggle to access reliable and adequate quantities of potable water for various water requirements.
The Virtual Living Lab: Redesigning the Liesbeek River in Cape Town was hosted in collaboration with World Water Academy, TU Delft, Hogeschool Rotterdam, and the University of Cape Town. The collaborative effort welcomed 35 students from six universities who took part in the first two sessions.
The digital Anammox Masterclass was successfully delivered on 7th October 2020 where 60 participants were welcomed by Agnes Maenhout (Director: World Water Academy) and Professor Faizal Bux (Director: Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology).
Are you interested in international water resource management? Keen on travelling to other countries to learn about their water situation, but stuck due to the pandemic spread of the coronavirus?
The goal of a digital living lab within the framework of the OKP-project Bridging the Water is to bring students, professors and researchers from South Africa and the Netherlands together in a virtual environment.
Lockdown restrictions have eased in South Africa, which entered level 3 of the national Lockdown on 1 June 2020 as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. This has allowed for the resumption of economic activity whilst adhering to safety regulations.
On 23 March 2020 SA president Ramaphosa announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting on Thursday 26th March. South Africans will have to stay in their homes during the lockdown with exception from seeking medical care, buying groceries, access banking services and getting petrol.
This February five groups of students have been trained in Cape Town in Basic of Waste Water Treatment, Nutrient Removal and Sludge Treatment and Basics of Drinking Water Production.
The OKP project ‘Bridging the Water’ has delivered new courses in eThewkini in February. South-African and Dutch trainers teamed up to share their knowledge about wastewater treatment and the production of drinking water.
Two third year Water Management students from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have done an internship at the Future Water Institute (FWI), a transdisciplinary research institute addressing issues of water scarcity in South Africa largely through water sensitive design situated in the University of Cape Town.
Three final year Bachelor's students from the Technical University, Delft in The Netherlands joined the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology (IWWT), Durban University of Technology (DUT) in September 2019 to undertake their research work as a part of OKP's living lab program.
Londiwe Dlamini and Sjoske Tuinstra have joined the project team of Bridging the Water. Londiwe and Sjokse are participants of the Young Expert Programme (YEP). The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
Two South African trainers, Sibongile Kunene and Mpilo Mgeyane (both from eThekwini Water and Sanitation) were selected to deliver the Basics Of Waste Water Treatment module on the 14th - 15th November 2019 at the Northern Wastewater treatment plant in Durban.
Twelve participants from the City of Cape Town received training in the Training of Trainers course from the 19th-20th November 2019. The training was delivered by Agnes Maenhout and Evelien Meijerink of World Water Academy (WWA) as part of the Orange Knowledge Programme.
Trainers from The Netherlands visited the city of Durban from the 13th-15th of November 2019 to develop a course book and prepare presentations of two newly designed modules to be delivered in 2020. The first module of the Advanced Waste Water Treatment course is the Nutrient Removal and Sludge Treatment. The first module of the Basics of Drinking Water course is the Basics of Drinking Water Production.
A workshop titled Generation Z is coming: go with their flow was conducted on October 21st at the 2019 Young Wisa Conference in Durban, South Africa. Workshop leaders were Nkosinathi Buthelezi (eThekwini Water and Sanitation), Londiwe Dlamini and Claudia Peters (both from World Water Academy).
Nine participants of Ethekwini Water and Sanitation successfully passed the exam of the first Training-of-Trainers course. The training was delivered by Agnes Maenhout and Mark van Dodeweerd of World Water Academy (WWA) as part of the Orange Knowledge Program (OKP).
From September 24 to October 4 we, Hans Mollen and Melanie Nuchelmans, traveled to Durban as part of the Orange Knowledge Project. We are both employed at the Dutch Water board “Waterschap Brabantse Delta”
The project ‘Bridging the water: co-create to learn & experience’ has officially been launched on the 1st of February at the Durban University of Technology. In the coming three years this project aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the South African water sector.