Final Day of Myanmar - Netherlands Water Challenge 2018
On the 3rd (final) day the students and coaches are back at University of Yangon after two exciting days of Teamwork, Lectures and Field trips with Water Bus to Myanmar Industrial Port, Myanmar Port Authority and Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). Now it's time for the students to design their own storyboards based on their four assignment of the previous days. It's very impressive to see the amount of information and visuals have been gathered. Especially the interactions with their stakeholders during the Field Trips was beneficial. No time to waste to set their priorities and craft a short and appealing story to present already present this afternoon during the Grand Final with 20+ special invited guests.
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Myanmar Water Portal
Connectedness is the defining success factor for the global water sector. Connectedness enables sharing of knowledge, commitment, learning, innovation, collaboration, transparency, accountability. The Myanmar water sector has a unique opportunity to leapfrog by embracing digital technology as a key enabler and accelerator for progress. The Water Agency initiated the Myanmar Water Portal as the digital gateway that connects local and international water professionals and enables them to discover, share, learn and collaborate.
The Myanmar Water Portal is accessible 24/7, supporting desktop and mobile devices. The platform has a public site as well as a secure member-only community. The Myanmar Water Portal provides an online home to the Myanmar Water Community of Practice, the Myanmar Water Hub and the Myanmar Water Academy, allowing its members to effectively share information, build connections, coordinate agendas, plan events, access market intelligence, look-up projects, consult directories (e.g. who's who), etc.
Young Talent Shines in Singapore
The first edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge concluded with a celebratory award presentation on the 19th of April 2012.
Thanks to a successful cooperation between Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, Singapore Water Association, Netherlands Embassy and DutchCham/Netherlands Water House, the event was featured as part of the 14th Singapore Water Industry Nite, attracting more than 150 attendants from across the Singaporean and Dutch water sectors.
They witnessed the inaugural Singapore-Netherlands Sustainability Award to be presented to two ambitious young water students: Victor Sim from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Anne Belski from Swinburne University (Australia).
More information at www.dutchwatersector.com
ForeignTalent Launching in Australia
Following an initial labour market study focusing on engineering graduate potential for Dutch companies in Australia last year, ForeignTalent successfully launched its Holland Water Challenge programme during the Ozwater conference in May.
The first Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge was officially announced on the 9th of May by H.E. Willem Andreae, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia (picture right, with Gregor van Essen of ForeignTalent, left). The announcement was made at the Ozwater conference and exhibition in Sydney in conjunction with a special workshop organised in partnership between the Dutch water sector and the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management.
Supporting ambitious growth objectives, The Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge is an important corporate and employer branding initiative for the participating organisations, including Royal Haskoning, DHV, Van Oord, Fugro and Deltares. The programme is actively supported by the Netherlands Water Partnership and the Netherlands Embassy.
More info at Holland Water Challenge - Australia
Kick-off 2nd Water Challenge Singapore
Some 30 Masters and PhD students from NUS, NTU and the NUS/TU Delft Double Degree Program gathered in Singapore for an informal “Meet & Greet” with representatives from the Dutch water sector, kicking-off the 2nd edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge.
The beautiful outdoor setting of the Aquatic Science Centre provided the perfect setting for students to meet and interact informally with the professionals, learn about their activities and explore career opportunities.
The event kicked-off with short presentations about the 2nd edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge by Vladan Babovic (Director, Singapore-Delft Water Alliance), Gregor van Essen (Director, Holland Water Challenge) and Martin Smouter (Area Director Asia, Van Oord). They called upon students to make an active contribution by proposing their “Adaptive Solutions for Climate Change”.
Companies and organisations represented include Van Oord, Fugro, Deltares, Delta Marine Consultants, Imtech Marine, PWN Technologies, Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, DutchCham/Netherlands Water House, Optiqua Technologies and the Netherlands Embassy.
Pictures from the event at: www.facebook.com/NUSDeltares.