Rhys is a Dwr Cymru, Welsh Water Sub Programme Delivery Manager with nine years’ experience. He has experience in all stages of contract management, from pre contract tender production through to post-contract management, in the civil engineering, utility and building fields of the UK construction industry.
I have a background in Environmental Sciences with an MSc in Nature Conservation. I have done both my Bachelor’s and my Master’s theses on water ecology and ended up falling in love with the many aspects of water.
For the past seven years I have been working in the water sector supporting knowledge and technology exchange and bridging networks between Romania and the Netherlands. Recently I started working with the Water Footprint Implementation, a company that will change the way industries and nations manage water resources by offering a unique and precise view into their availability and use.
I have joined the European Junior Water programme because I am always striving to learn more about the water sector. What are the common struggles, similarities and differences, what are the available solutions and where are the most promising innovations? Participating in the EJWP will allow me to do that by training, networking and going on field visits in several countries in Europe in the course of the two years.
Isle Utilities is a globally active innovation consultancy in the water and wastewater sector. Their goal is to bring positive changes by connecting developers, users and other stakeholders early on, to enhance the uptake of innovative technologies and make the way we handle water future-proof. Isle is a matchmaker, facilitator, technology- and market specialist. Since collaboration and knowledge sharing across countries is at the heart of Isle’s activities, the partecipation to EJWP is a natural fit. Isle firmly believes in the importance of a more connected European water sector, inclusive and attractive for young employees and in the creation of a network of European professional in order to achieve a more sustainable and a safer water management system in Europe.
Rosa is an Environmental Engineer with a MSc degree in Environmental Engineering at Federico II University of Naples (Italy). She works as Technology Consultant for Isle Utilities in the Italian team.
She has worked on projects which aim to improve the efficiency of water supply and distribution systems, developing a variety of competences in water systems for Non-Revenue Water management, leakage reduction, pressure control, energy recovery and in the application of innovative technologies in water systems.
Rosa is very interested in European Junior Water Programme and in its goals and she strongly belives in the European countries cooperation and in sharing knowledge with the aim to achieve a more sustainable and a safer water sector in Europe. Furthermore she firmly belives in the importance of a European network of professionals in order to make the difference in recognizing potential opportunities, achieving goals and in definition of shared methodologies for the creation a water smart society in Europe.
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. Delfland needs to do this task while the world around Delfland is changing. Therefore, Delfland is cooperating in different collaborations to stay connected to this development.
Delfland is participating in the European Junior Water Program, because it gives Mathilde de Jongh the opportunity to further develop her skills and experiences of working in the water sector. Mathilde can connect with other organizations and water professionals to exchange knowledge and experiences. Besides, she can learn more about the water management in other parts of Europe. These learning experiences she can reflect and share with Delfland. While it is a unique opportunity for Mathilde, it also helps Delfland to stay connected with the developments in the European water sector.
I did a bachelor in Civil Engineering and a Master in International Land and Water management. During my study I got fascinated by the value of wastewater. As a result, I’m currently working as a policy advisor wastewater at the regional water authority Delfland in the Netherlands. This job enables me to work with the complex (waste)water management issues in this urban region in the Netherlands. In addition, I am eager to further develop myself and really interested in intercultural communication. Besides, I would like to learn more about the political, environmental and social aspects of complex water management issues.
I will start the European junior water program because it enables me to work across borders to learn more about solving water management issues in other parts of Europe. It gives me the chance to collaborate with other young water professionals in water challenges and to exchange knowledge and experiences with them. Besides, I can work further on my personal development. As participant in the European Junior Water program, I get the opportunity to improve my skills in working on a sustainable and safe water management system together.