3. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE CHINA

Shanghai, May 6th 2017, IE expo 2017

The serie of University Challenges continued in May in Shanghai during the trade show IE expo. 10 Teams from 5 Universities participated during this 3rd event. We extended the tasks and beside the IWRM job they had to do another task.

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The students had to go to the 28 German companies who were at the German Pavillion and they had to gether information from the companies. After 5 hours the winning team was found.
The winning team came this time from the Tongji University.
With the sponsoring and support from the Wilo Foundation the three students will come to the IFAT Muenich 2018.

5-2017 IEexpo Shanghai Siegerfoto

See more about the winner.

See more about the University Challenge.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht
28.5.2017

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IFAT 2016 – what a Show

The IFAT is over, I’m over, I’m tired but happy and satisfied.

The second trade show in one month (May 2016) – that is more than enough for me. First Shanghai and now IFAT Munich.

I’m the IFAT Project Leader for DWA. We organized 34 events with approximativ 2000 participants – Conferences, Workshops, WaterSkills, University Challenge, Jobtalks and Delegations. One stand with 20 Companies and Associations where many VIPs and Professionales showed up. 

Everything went well. The USA “WEF KSB-Team” for the WaterSkills competition was great, the Egyption, Slovenia, Austrian and German Teams did an excelent job. 

New was the 1.World University Challenge. I designed the challenge and Mrs. Martens organized it very well. I’m happy to have that done  with 18 Teams. The Wilo-Foundation and DAAD supports us very well. IFAT 2018 will be the second Challenge.

The new session “Women in the Water Sector” went very well and will be a start of a new serie. The “SDG” Session with GIZ, KfW and DAAD was also special als well aus the “WorldSkills” discussions. 

50 years IFAT – I met some old collegues of the early times. It was my 9th German IFAT- 3 more to go. Every event has it’s own momentum. This year the events in Hall B0 was great, the conferences and the WaterSkills went very well and I got the IFAT CEO into the manwhole. Now he understands the wastewater industry a bit better. He is a nice, brave and clever man. See his way into the manwhole.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht 

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

Let the game start

DWA/IFAT/Düsseldorf Teams arrive at the WEFTEC

DWA/IFAT/Düsseldorf Teams arrive at the WEFTEC

Student Design Competition - two teams experiences with the magnatic boxes

Student Design Competition – two teams experiences with the magnatic boxes

24.000 people get the magazine . Düsseldorf training pictures are printed in WE&T maganzine

24.000 people get the magazine . Düsseldorf training picture is printed in WE&T maganzine

The last preparations. Checking in, seeing the arena, joining the last lessions. The process task will start tomorrow morning at 10 am. Steve translated the 30 pages questions into German language, I checked the translation today, well done, excellent preparation for the German Team. Two Canada Teams will join. 44 Teams will show up tomorrow, the biggest Operator Challenge ever in the middle of the exhibition hall.

The teams are in a good spirit. Yesterday evening we went out and had some fun.

Today we supported the Student Design Competition in showing them our magnetic training box. They liked it very much. We have a magnetic board between the learning lounge and the WEF-bookshop. We show our DWA-Learning Box. Good opportunity.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht

Training with the Chicago Sewer Rats – dream coaches for the German Teams – Wesley, Stephen, Donnie and Ed – the Klinsmann for us

Team Düsseldorf with trainers Donnie and Stephen (they won 5 times the Medal)

Team Düsseldorf with trainers Donnie and Stephen (they won 5 times the Medal)

DWA/IFAT All Star Team at the Training with the Rats

DWA/IFAT All Star Team at the Training with the Rats

Hard work for Peter and Achim

Hard work for Peter and Achim

Ulli is learning from the collegues

Ulli is learning from the collegue

Training with the Chicago Sewer Rats

Training with the Chicago Sewer Rats

The DWA/IFAT ALL Star Team and Team Düsseldorf trained with the Chicago Sewer Rats and three WEFTEC jury members. Donnie, Stephen and Wesley won the title couple of times and they know all the details and the falts. They trained us from 8:30 till 17:00 and the Chicago Sewer Rats did an excellent job in coaching each of our team members.

The most difficult task is the pump challenge. We saw the pump the first time.

Thanks a lot for that training. It was a great opportunity and the German Teams enjoyed it a lot.

Rüdiger Heidebrecht