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.

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.

Check here for more details about the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge.

Meet & Greet 2 October 2012

All pictures from the event can be found at: http://www.facebook.com/Nusdeltares/

Banner Riversymposium

Thanks to the partnership with the International Water Centre, the Program Committee of the International Riversymposium has granted a dedicated session to the Australia edition of the Holland Water Challenge (the “Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge”).

In the session, selected students from the first phase of the challenge will showcase their ideas through an interactive 10-minute poster presentation. All session attendees are invited to join the discussions. The winner will be presented with a return-ticket to the Netherlands, sponsored by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Selected students are:
- Kevin Loh (School of Engineering, The University of Queensland)
- Angela Werner (Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland)
- Heni Kurniasih (School of Land & Environment, The University of Melbourne)
- Daniella Niddery & Charles Upton (School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland).

Website of the 15th International Riversymposium: www.riversymposium.com

The second edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge is now open for participation! Under the theme Adaptive Solutions for Climate Change, we are inviting students worldwide with an interest in environmental sustainability and climate adaptation to propose solutions relating to their own local environment.

This year the programme is again supported by a broad group of companies, universities and government institutes from Singapore and the Netherlands. Main parters are Van Oord, NUSDeltares, PUB and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance. Award sponsors include Fugro, Boskalis, Surbana, Hydronav, Royal HaskoningDHV, YJP Surveyors, DutchCham and the Netherlands Embassy.

Participating students are offered a host of attractive benefits and rewards, such as an invitation for the Grand Final in Singapore, one-on-one contact with experts from industry and academia, several on-campus events and a chance to win the prestigious Singapore-Netherlands Sustainability Award.

It was a remarkable sight during the official opening dinner of the Holland Water Week in Shanghai as five Chinese students took the limelight in the impressive ballroom of the Oriental Riverside Hotel. Enjoying their personal moment of fame, they went from table to table toasting with the many senior government and corporate representatives attending the event from China and the Netherlands.

Just a few hours earlier, these ambitious young water engineers had been on stage to compete for the top honours in the final of the Holland Water Challenge, a competition among the top universities in China in the field of water technology. Launched in January 2010, more than 40 students from 6 universities competed in four consecutive rounds of interviews and presentations, to come-up with the most innovative and commercially attractive proposal for the application of a new water technology.

The Holland Water Challenge - China 2011 was successfully concluded during a Grand Final in Shanghai on the 31st of May. The event was attended by senior faculty and students from Chinese universities, leading Dutch water technology companies (including Evides, Norit, DHV, BersonUV and Philips), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China, IWA, Aquatech, BenCham and the South-Holland Hebei Co-Development Program. Read the full report here!

China - 1st Edition
China
China - 1st Edition
The first Holland Water Challenge took place during the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. Marking the official opening of the Holland Water Week at the Netherlands Pavilion.
Singapore - 1st Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 1st Edition
The first edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge challenged young talent to apply the main principles of Building with Nature in four different contexts.
Australia - 1st Edition
Australia
Australia - 1st Edition
AUSTRALIA LIVING WITH FLOODS was the theme of the first edition of the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge. The theme reflects an important dimension of the approach that Australia and the Netherlands are taking to address water-related challenges, such as floods and droughts, focused on "living with" rather than just "fighting against" water.
China - 2nd Edition
China
China - 2nd Edition
The second China-Netherlands Water Challenge in 2011-2012 invited students to submit innovative proposals in response to four cases as presented by the lead partners: Evides, Norit, TU Delft and the Province of South-Holland.
Singapore - 2nd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 2nd Edition
The second edition of the Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge focused on climate change adapation - an area which features high on the agenda of both Singapore and the Netherlands and one of key research topics of NUSDeltares - a research centre set-up between the National University of Singapore and Deltares from the Netherlands.
Australia - 2nd Edition
Australia
Australia - 2nd Edition
Focus of the second Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge was on two specific dimensions of the information chain: (1) the potential of social media as a source of data (crowd-sourcing), and; (2) the potential of apps that enable people to make better informed water-related decisions.
Indonesia - 1st Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 1st Edition
The development of coasts and ports is of national importance to both Indonesia and the Netherlands. The first edition of the Indonesia-Netherlands Water Challenge invited students to explore innovative solutions for Jakarta Bay, balancing the interests of People, Planet and Profit.
Singapore - 3rd Edition
Singapore
Singapore - 3rd Edition
Taking on the urban water challenges of the 21st century needs vision and leadership, something Singapore and the Netherlands have learnt over many years. The 3rd Singapore-Netherlands Water Challenge challenged students to develop and express their personal vision and leadership on urban water management in the 21st century.
Australia - 3rd Edition
Australia
Australia - 3rd Edition
The third edition of the Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge focused on a key area in which Australia and the Netherlands want to work together which is to strengthen the resilience of their countries in the face of climate extremes. The program considered innovative ideas for resilience in the built, natural, social and economic environment.
Myanmar - 1st Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 1st Edition
Under the theme SMART DELTA, the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge is engaging students in Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development. Students are encouraged to develop ideas and solutions for the Ayeyarwady Delta, supported by professional experts from the Dutch partners.
Indonesia - 2nd Edition
Indonesia
Indonesia - 2nd Edition
Under the theme BLUE-GREEN CITIES, the 2016 program engages students and young professionals with the challenges of sustainable city development in Indonesia.
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Building on the first SMART DELTA edition of the Myanmar water challenge, the program in 2018 features two thematic tracks addressing key challenges for Yangon city: SMART PORT and HTEE CITY.
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Myanmar
Myanmar - 2nd Edition
Building on the first SMART DELTA edition of the Myanmar water challenge, the program in 2018 features two thematic tracks addressing key challenges for Yangon city: SMART PORT and HTEE CITY.