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    The European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) is the flagship programme and official trade name of H20-people. Registred in 2015, H20-people became active in the public sphere with EJWP, which is its largest initiative in action to date. The H2O-people mission is to enable personal & professional growth through unique programmes aimed at connection of talent to realize potential through all career phases.

    We support the engagement of young professionals and employees to be fulfilled in their roles in creating a new water world together. To do this, we guide, train and challenge our clients with new ideas going out of comfort zones to work on new projects, and enlarge networks to learn how they can collaborate with new people and concepts. This positive emphasis can contribute to talent retention in organisations and within the water sector.

    H20-people is also a collaboration partner designing tailor-made strategies for participation and funding within EU and other collaboration projects. We focus on the human capital element in programs – thus empowering people to develop their potential for generating solutions for tomorrow’s challenges. H20 people is available to enter into small–medium project partnerships to facilitate larger trainings like summer school instruction on water-related topics. Our challenging programs support ambitions of managing a future of natural and technical transformations in the water sector.

    Contact us if your organisation will benefit from tools to create tangible results through training or project partnerships with our dynamic community of human-centric professionals.

    Our philosophy

    Empowering people not only for technical solutions, but also reinforcing human elements of partnerships for social innovation in the water and environmental sector.

    Our programme participants develop a broader scope of professional and personal opportunities, leading to positive impacts in their engagement with organisations that are committed to a better living environment. H20-People structures interaction with participants to create a space for further inspiring exchanges among trainers and the program designers. We apply personalised approaches and follow-up in a commitment to target results. An eye for synergies is developed through pairing the right people with the right expertise to broaden the scope of development.

    We believe in operational partnerships with our participants, and from this connectivity comes a more real potential for participants to contribute to their communities. Our expertise centers on programs that highlight links between the content of participants’ work within the physical environment, to identify optimum paths for projects and personal development.

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    Do you want to create a specific programme for your organisation, project or other collaboration? Get in touch to schedule a free consultation.




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      Delfland is a regional water authority, who is responsible for the treatment of wastewater and the water quality and quantity of the water system in the most densely populated area of the Netherlands.…

      Water Europe is the voice and promotor of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe.…

      Hi, my name is Benjamin. I am 28 years old and live in Diest, a small city in Belgium. I work for De Watergroep as a process engineer. I design and optimize the drinking water treatment. In addition, I conduct the necessary research for complex designs. Besides the technical aspect, cooperation with internal and external stakeholders plays a huge factor in my job. This is also the reason I got into the EWJP. In order to create an international network and build up the knowledge to tackle international water related challenges together. Finally, to end on a personal note, I love sports. In my spare time I go rock cl…

      H2O-People Developer and executor of the EJWP.…

      De Watergroep is the largest drinking water company in Flanders. More than 1,500 employees work hard every day to supply water through a network of over 32,000 km to 177 municipalities spread throughout West and East Flanders, Flemish Brabant and Limburg. We serve around 3 million customers and hundreds of companies. As an autonomous water company in Flanders, De Watergroep offers products and services across the entire water chain. Our historical mission - to supply high-quality drinking water at an affordable price - remains as valid as ever. Furthermore, we adopt a sustainable closed-loop system to ensure the economically and ecologically responsible management of every link in t…

      Masterclass by Joachim D’EUGENIO, European Commission – Directorate General for the Environment, Policy Assistant ‘Quality of Life’ – 25 November 2020 Part of the WARMING UP of EJWP2 was a Masterclass of Joachim. He took participants back to the start to understand the position of water at the early stages of the European project, and then to the current initiatives and position of water in the Green Deal and other water policies. Much was learned in his 3-part session on Directives, Impact Assessments, Zero Pollution, Ambitions, Action Plans, Open Consultation processes, and about other important acronyms like WFD, DWD, DG env, UWWTD, SSD, and JRC. What is our take awa…
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