Holland Alumni network at Amsterdam International Water Week

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Publication date Nov 06, 2017 01:05 PM

Last week the Amsterdam International Waterweek/Aquatech took place at the RAI event center in Amsterdam. This conference was attended by water professionals from all over the world. Hla Oo Nwe is a Holland alumna in water management who attended the conference. She was here to accompany 2 Myanmar students who presented solutions for a specific case of the Dala township in Yangon.

Hla Oo Nwe (left): “It is very important that more young engineers can travel to the Netherlands to gain knowledge.”

Hla Oo Nwe is a senior expert working for the Water Resources and Irrigation department in Yangon. She followed a Tailor Made Training at the Yangon Institute of Technology funded by Nuffic in a time when people from Myanmar where not allowed to travel. 

Mw Hla Oo Nwe: “This training with open dialogue and good methodologies brought so much insights in new techniques and software that can be used on a daily basis. These insights I am still using in my current job.”

Dala case

The project to find solutions for the Dala-township in Myanmar is a collaboration between Nuffic, Delft University of Technology, Deltares and IHE Delft with engagement of the Young Expert Programme through the Netherlands Water Partnership. Henk Ovink, the special Envoy for International Water Affairs for The Netherlands attended the presentation and commented on the collaboration in this unique project: “Myanmar offers incredible and very inspiring challenges when it comes to water. The way in which these are tackled must, above all, benefit Myanmar itself. For this you must invest in the people and collaborate with the local partners. Capacity building is key in addressing these water challenges, especially in a country like Myanmar”.

This project is part of the larger Holland Alumni network - Water, that will be launched in 2018. If you are interested in joining this network, please update your profile and add "Water" as topsector.

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