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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.

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The 15th International Riversymposium in Melbourne, Australia, featured the first-round final of the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge. Five bright Australian students competed in a poster presentation session, showcasing innovative ideas to enhance flood resilience in their country.

While all presented ideas will be taken forward for further development in the coming months, it was Kevin Loh (far left), Masters student in Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland, who was announced winner by jury chair Frank Heemskerk (far right), Executive Board Member of Royal HaskoningDHV.

The Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge is a joint initiative with the International Water Centre in Brisbane. Participating Dutch organisations are Van Oord, Royal HaskoningDHV, Fugro, Netherlands Embassy, Rabobank, KLM and HydroLogic.

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