1st Training Camp for Worldskills new skill „Water Technology“o


Esslingen/Stuttgart/Germany 24.4.2019

19 Participants from 8 counties met in Germany for a 4 days preparation training for the new Worldskills competition “Water Technology”. Information about the occupation, the work and the needed skills were given. 11 countries will participate in this new skill in Kazan 2019.

Worldskills Germany, DWA,Festo and Adiro made this event happen. It is agreed to offer such a training each year. A water skill standard is growing and introduced to various countries through this initiative.

Water worth it – a slogan from WEF/US – water worth qualified young people for the next generation.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht


5th University Challenge China 2019 – IE expo in Shanghai is booming

Shanghai 17.4.2009 at IE expo

18 teams from all over China came to the 5. University Challenge in the Water Sector to compete and to win a ticket to Germany for the 3. World University Challenge during IFAT Munich in May 2020.

All Teams from China and the organizers from DWA and NERC/Tongji University

I award the winner team from Tongji University. Three very smart students.

Writing a report about the German Pavillon – findings and technology

Preparing the new environmental world with DWA Cards in a scenario.

Thanks goes to the Wilo Foundation to cover the traveling costs for the winner team and to the Patronate – the DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service.

This time our partners invited Universities from Peking and other regions. That shows their interest and active participation.

I created the tasks. It worked very well.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

Palestine Water Association – nice films

From 2004-2009 I worked for GIZ in Palestine (part time). Training coordination was the main task.

We made many trainings and trained the trainers as well.

In 2007 Nadim Mulhem and I developed the idea to set up an local association. It was a long way – at the start I pushed it and explainted the concept – we got many supporters – they brought the idea into life.

It is nice to see the association moving. The GIZ support this – well done.

DWA and UPWSP interview:


New GIZ Video:

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

WWW.H2O-Skills.de – new website created

Bonn, 24.9.2018

A new website is born. After six hours learning of the Jimdo Toolbox (great software) the site was installed. My first website I did in early www time in 1996 for DWA. I took me weeks to learn HTML.

“Learning in Competitions” is the content of this new website. I like these Water Skills Competitions. As a “midwife” of this German initiatives at the IFAT’s and in Worldskills I like to document these events and to explain it to water trainers and educators.

This website will be the source for “Water Technology Competitions” .

I will edit the latest information.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

Worldskills „Water Technology“ – good participation for Kazan, Russia in 2019

Sao Paulo, September 2018

Rodrigo and I met in Brazil at the FENASAN trade show to discuss the next steps for the Worldskills Water Technology skill.

We are happy that so many countries will join. That is a big achievement. In 2021 it will be more than 25 for sure and a global training standard is getting ready.

See the new website for water skills around the globe.


If you know more water skills, send me an email.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht


Brazil – FENASAN Trade show is nice

In September 2018 I went to Sao Paulo, Brazil the first time. The trade show FENASAN is quite good. 20000 visitors and a nice conference. I moderated a session about Brazil-German Cooperation.

The local Association is active since 29 years and the discussions were very interested.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht