The European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) is the flagship programme and official trade name of H20-People. H20-People became active in the public sphere with EJWP in 2019. At the moment H2O-People has two glafship programmes: the European Junior Water Programme (EJWP) and Blue Innovation Track for Advanced Water Leaders, and supports multiple European collaboration projects and innitiatives.
The H2O-People mission is to support water people, their organizations, their projects, and other collaborations with key specialties for succes. Our services empower water professionals to apply their complete skill sets to establish a water-smart sociert, from knowledge transfer and creation, to communication and leadership – combined to create impact through social innovation.
Therefore H2O-People develops and implements unique programmes, through utilitzing the power of social design and collaborates in projects on human capital development throughout the European Water ecosystem.
The services of H2O-People include:
Contact us if your organisation will benefit from tools to create tangible results t with our dynamic community of human-centric approach. More information on our dedicated website and H2O-People Flyer.
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.
Do you want to create a specific programme for your organisation, project or other collaboration? Get in touch to schedule a free consultation.
Coach, trainer and consultant
Communication advisor/ copywriter
Head of Politics, Eurecat – Centro Tecnológico de Catalunya and
Acting Coordinator of the WWQA – UNEP
Ambassador since 2020
Marielle van der Zouwen
Deputy director and management team KWR Water Research Institute, Head of Sustainability & Transitions Group
Ambassador since 2020
Director for Zero Pollution and Green Cities
Ambassador since 2020
Professor-Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece;
Vice President of Research and Technology–Water Europe;
Member of the WEF Nexus Steering Committee at Future Earth
Ambassador since 2021
Maria Cristina Pasi
Founder & Managing Director Izar; Sustainability & Innovation Certified specialist
Ambassador since 2023
Professor Dr. Phoebe Koundouri
Professor in Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) and Denmark Technical University (DTU); Head SDU ATHENA RC; Chair UN SDSN Global Climate Hub & SDSN Europe, President EAERE
Ambassador since 2022
Nikolaos (Nikos) Mellios, PhD, Laboratory of Hydrology & Aquatic Systems Analysis, Civil Engineering Department, University of Thessaly, is a postdoctoral researcher who is also supervised by Prof. Chrysi Laspidou. His scientific interests include Water Resources Modeling and Management, Environmental Informatics, Water-Energy-Food-Land Use-Climate Nexus, and Smart Water Systems. …
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. …
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…
Interview at end of the journey with Mathilde de Jongh, Policy advisor, Water Board Delfland, The Netherlands September 2021 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 a…
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…