Bridging the water

Co create to learn & experience



Training of trainers in South Africa: a new online experience
24 March 2021, 13:30
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?
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OKP Bridging the Water participated in the Wisa conference 2020
14 December 2020, 13:28
OKP Bridging the Water will participate in the Wisa conference. We cordially invite you to attend our events during the Conference!
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Informative delivery of the first Digital Living Lab series on Wastewater Reclamation and Reuse
13 October 2020, 08:35
Many communities in South Africa struggle to access reliable and adequate quantities of potable water for various water requirements.
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Successful delivery of the Virtual Living Lab: Redesigning the Liesbeek river in Cape Town
12 October 2020, 08:46
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.
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A successful delivery of the digital Anammox Masterclass
09 October 2020, 08:03
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).
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Bridging the Virtual Waters: turn a canal back into a river
07 September 2020, 06:41
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?
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Digital Living Labs in Durban and Cape Town
06 August 2020, 11:27
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.
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Covid-19 Update: Lockdown in South Africa
06 August 2020, 10:54
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.
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Covid-19 update: Complete Lockdown in South Africa for 21 days
27 March 2020, 08:13
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.
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Successful Training Delivery in Waste Water and Water Production in Cape Town
27 March 2020, 07:52
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.
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’Fruitful’ delivery of Nutrient Removal and Sludge Treatment and the Basics of Drinking Water Production courses in eThewkini
26 March 2020, 10:48
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.
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Dutch students using an integrated water model for Living Lab in Cape Town
07 January 2020, 06:54
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.
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Start of Living Labs
09 December 2019, 14:06
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.
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Two new Young Experts added to project team
06 December 2019, 14:24
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.
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First Basics of Waste Water Treatment Module by South African Trainers in eThewkini
22 November 2019, 13:29
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.
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First delivery of Training of trainers in Cape Town
20 November 2019, 15:19
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.
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The development of the first new modules within the OKP project in eThewkini
13 November 2019, 14:46
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.
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Results Workshop Generation Z is Coming: go with their flow
21 October 2019, 07:58
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).
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First delivery Training of Trainers in Durban
14 October 2019, 09:38
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).
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Basics of waste water treatment in Durban and Cape Town
27 September 2019, 10:51
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”
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Official launch ‘Bridging the water: co-create to learn & experience’
22 February 2019, 14:26
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.
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Bridging the Water is part of the Orange Knowledge Programme.