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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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      Dutch artist-inventor Ap Verheggen is leading a workshop and warm-up session in our EJWP New Waves Festival online in the afternoon of Thursday 22 April. The workshop entitled ‘Hands and Minds Together’ will feature EJWP participants developing inspired concepts from Ap, who is also an EJWP Team member. Ap is the creative director of the SunGlacier project, which generates water from maximised condensation of air using solar and other energy. SunGlacier began as an art-meets-science project, and now holds real world applications by producing potable water from air nearly anywhere on the planet, even in hot and dry deserts. In an upcoming demonstration, Ap is building a solar-powered rain sho…

      What do an artist-inventor, an outward-oriented programme manager, a certified trainer, a former journalist, and a PhD candidate in Natural Systems and Global Change have in common? We’re all part of the EJWP Team, of course! This month, meet Rasha Hassan, one of our newest members. Originally from Syria and based in Spain she has a master’s in Water and Coastal Management and is our team member currently working on her PhD. Rasha shared her thoughts on being part of the EJWP team: ‘EJWP is a key experience to fuse and harness very diverse European backgrounds to benefit the European water sector. We are in an era that focuses on teamwork, but we forget that we need leaders who really unders…

      I’m Romanian but have been living in the Netherlands for more than a decade, having initially come here for my studies. I hold a bachelor’s and master’s in environmental sciences and began working in the water sector after my theses and my internship on water topics. My work revolved a lot around water technology, up until I joined the Water Footprint Implementation organization. I’m now taking a much broader angle, working among other things, on shifting people’s perception of water consumption by quantifying and raising awareness of the water ‘hidden’ in the products we use every day. I found out about EJWP through Wetskills, where I’ve been a program officer for the last three years. I li…

      We are looking forward to our EJWP New Waves Festival. Join us online on 22 April from 13:00 – 17:00 CEST for an inspiring preview of our programme and the people who make it special. The festival’s goal is to inspire young water professionals to think out of the box for innovative solutions for current global issues. An interactive setup enables you to meet participants with different water backgrounds from across Europe. Our guests will discuss topics including: zero water pollution, the value of water, and innovative thinking for water solutions. The main event is a workshop designed by Dutch artist-inventor Ap Verheggen: Hands and Minds Together. Have your questions and ideas ready, beca…

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      Gonzalo Delacámara, PhD is a Senior Researcher Fellow on water economics with IMDEA Water in Spain, and an advisor to multilateral organizations including the European Commission, OECD, World Bank and selected UN organizations. Gonzalo is working with EJWP participants through his position as leader of the Vision Leadership Team on the Value of Water with Water Europe. He is heading up the masterclass and projects on the Value of Water with Groups 1 and 2 of EJWP.…
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