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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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      Dimitris Kofinas, PhD, of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Thessaly is a civil engineer. His thesis was on advanced tools for urban water demand simulation and forecasting at multiple spatio-temporal scales, with the scientific supervision of EJWP Ambassador Prof. Chrysi Laspidou. His scientific interests include Mathematical Modeling, Water system Simulation Methods, Water Resources Management, Lake Modeling, Water Reuse and Reclamation and the WEF Nexus.   …

      Our EJWP1 participants are looking forward to their next adventure. In the week of 25 October, they will meet in rural Hardanger, Norway, for their final Training Week, hosted by AQUA alarm. Have two years of projects, co-creation, network building and development really passed so quickly? We are getting ready for this momentous training week, and for the future contributions of our first group to the water sector. EJWP1 participant Martha Gjermo, a Business Developer with AQUA alarm, provided a preview of what our first group can expect in their surroundings and reflections in their final training week of the programme. What do you expect for the week with your EJWP colleagues in No…

      Client: De Watergroep, Belgium EJWP2: June -September 2021 Participants: Merel Mostert, Andres Lucht, Borko Radivojevic, Manon Berge, Benjamin Hermans, Rasha Hassan As part of their cooperation wit…

      I read about EJWP on social media, and I thought it was interesting with my global focus background. Delfland in the Netherlands is my first professional job, so I was interested in learning more from other organizations in the sector: how they work and what the atmosphere is like. I was also looking forward to learning first-hand from more on-site visits to the other participating organizations, although the Covid pandemic has interrupted this. We’ve had three live Training Week visits: one here at my own organization, one at Isle Utilities in Italy and also at Water Europe in Brussels. The other places have been virtual visits, and I’ll say that the personal interaction is missed. It feels…

      The water sector is facing numerous common challenges related to climate change and increasing populations. If we delve deeper into water utilities as a key component of the water sector; other major challenges will emerge that require a spotlight to help find proper solutions to ensure drinking water services match the increasingly high expectations of European customers. Other challenges include aging infrastructure and workforces, cyber-attacks, and digitalization. Aqua Alarm is a Norway-based EJWP partner, with a mission of safeguarding water supplies and public health through novel sensing technologies in the distribution networks and advanced data a…

      Understanding different people from various backgrounds is a new approach to how I am used to working, because I research and teach about local and national topics in wastewater and recycling. It’s good that EJWP has given me a broader view on the water sector, because I only work with one small part of it. Seeing the larger picture, and working with the people in it, is something inspiring because I can now better understand my own work and the contributions I am making. I’m working at the Technical University of Košice in Slovakia in the Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy and Recycling, as a lecturer. My education background is in environmental engineering, which I also teach. In my universi…