Monday 18 January 2016 saw the official launch of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2016. Under the theme SMART DELTA, the program is engaging university students from nine universities across Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development. Student teams will be encouraged to apply their own, original thinking to develop ideas and solutions for the Ayeyarwady Delta, supported by professional experts from Royal HaskoningDHV, Van Oord, Deltares, Arcadis and the Netherlands Embassy in Yangon.
The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2016 was officially launched during a celebratory event at Yangon Technological University. Marten Hillen, Director Business Development Water Asia Pacific of Royal HaskoningDHV says: “We are pleased to work with Myanmar’s highly motivated students to work on the country’s water challenges. This Water Challenge is a great opportunity to show students how exciting it is to work in the water sector. We look forward to growing our team of water professionals in Yangon.”
Yangon/Amsterdam, 9 December 2015
A prominent group of companies and organisations from the Dutch water sector is announcing the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge to start in January 2016.
Under the theme SMART DELTA, the program will engage university students across Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development. Students will be encouraged to apply their own, original thinking to develop ideas and solutions for the Ayeyarwady Delta, supported by professional experts from the Dutch partners.
From 18 October until 6 November, Australia was represented in the Netherlands by four young water ambassadors: Ashlee Clarke, Ray Laine, Tracey Lloyd and Tom Perfrement (picture left-to-right).
As winners of this year's Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge they were invited to the Netherlands to further develop their Resilience Index and CoastalEngage concepts - which they presented earlier this year at the FMA National Conference in Brisbane - and to learn more about how the Dutch "live with water".
LET'S TALK RESILIENCE! is the theme of the third Australia-Netherlands Water Challenge, the winners of which were announced at the Floodplain Management Association National Conference on Thursday 21st of May in Brisbane.