2. University Challenge 2016 China in Water Technology 


Shanghai, May 2016

During the IEexpo in Shanghai the 2. UC was done with 9 IWRM-Teams and 8 DHI Serious Game Teams from various Universities from the Shanghai Region.

The trade show  is growing constandly. 1300 companies and 43.000 visitors showed up. The students  were very active and enjoyed the two disciplines. The first discipline, supported by the company DHI, was the Serious Game “Aqua Republica”. The students have to create a landscape and show how they work with the water resources and further resources. The DWA – IWRM Integrated Water Resource Management showes a landscape and the Students have to glue the DWA environmental cards to the various areas. After that they have to explain their work. 

DWA will continous develop the new University Challenges tasks. It is the aim to organize this Challenge during the trade shows. 

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

BMZ/GIZ Study published – it’s nice to see it printed 


Bonn, May 2016

One year after I wrote, together with Inke Hase, this study is now published. I liked that work, writing about the urgend need to qualify the workers in the global water sector. That is the topic I like most. The German Development is like a tanker – when you change the direction, it takes time till you see the new target. I hope this study (85 pages) will show the need to train the operator level more carefully and will move the tanker.

The publication is in German language. A translationen will be done in 2016
http://star-www.giz.de/pub?r=42496

Rüdiger Heidebrecht