I'm working since more than 25 years as a Training and Standard expert in the German Water Sector.
I'm Head of Departement Training and international Cooperation in DWA.
DWA is the German Association for Waters, Wastewater and Waste.
A non governmental and non-profit making association.
Wednesday evening was the closing ceremony with 10000 guests. Great moments when 51 Medals are handed over. Germany got one silver, two bronze and one silver in „Water Technology“ the new future skill.
I personally enjoyed the competition very much. I like to see how young people develop their skills and personality. Patrick and Hilmer did a good job. Thanks to Festo to Danny and Dr. Imani to support this new skill.
Water worth it.
Full House – teams from 59 countries
The fans of Patrick at the closing evening
Rüdiger Heidebrecht back to Germany – what a nice country
Patrick Gundert is happy to be the Vice World Champion in Water Technology 2017. Hart training pays off.
Hilmar Tetsch as Chief Expert is happy that the challenge went well. All tasks were done and the challenge was fair and transparent. The competitors have done all very well, he said.
Rüdiger Heidebrecht is happy because many other countries showed interest to join in future. Water Education needs more awareness. Learning in challenges is one future trend to qualify water technicians.
From 5 countries to 12 countries – Russia, Kazan 2019 – a new challenge.
Come to the IFAT Munich 2018 to see the next german candidate. The WaterSkill Germany 2018 will show us the next candidate and learn from Patrick and Hilmar the whole story.
Virtual Reality applications (VR) is a new tool in teaching. A wastewater treatment plant from Germany is build in and the competitors have to move around to check and monitor the plant.
Finding mistakes, taking notes and values and listen to strange noise of a pump.
Learning with all senses – a strong argument ti lock closure to this new approach.
Virtual Reality workplace at the new skill “Water Technology” – Brazil competitor on her way through a wastewater treatment plant. She should control the plant, takes measurements and has to fund mistakes.
The German competitor on his “way” to check the plant. Does he find all the mistakes?