Johan Oost is a passionate water professional who combines technical expertise with a sophisticated strategy for solving challenges by bringing people, knowledge and passion together. ‘Water challenges require technical solutions in harmony with the cultural, historical and socioeconomic context. Team building and creating a culturally diverse environment are essential for useful results, better communication and generating a lot of energy…” He founded the Wetskills programme, managed over 20 Wetskills events all over the world, and is still the managing director of the Wetskills Foundation. He was a board member of the YWP programme of Royal Netherlands Water Network, initiated and managed the YWP programme of Amsterdam International Water Week and took part in several international YWP initiatives. He spends half of his time working as an international activities project manager for the World Water Academy, the training institute for water professionals in the Netherlands. As co-initiator of EJWP, Johan brings in his experiences of organizing international learning and exchange programmes, his European network, and his passion to make it happen!
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