IHE Delft Institute for Water Education opens its doors on 10 June

  • 10 Jun 2017
  • 10:00 - 15:00
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

Open Dag IHE Delft - Internationaal waterinstituut opent zijn deuren op 10 juni

(English text below)

Op zaterdag 10 juni opent IHE Delft zijn deuren voor publiek. Het waterinstituut leidt studenten en onderzoekers op uit ontwikkelingslanden. Deze kennis nemen zij mee naar hun thuisland, waar het merendeel al werkzaam is in de watersector. Ontwikkelingslanden kampen met enorme water gerelateerde problemen, denk aan een overvloed of juist een tekort aan water, slechte riolering, er is beperkte kennis van duurzaam watermanagement of een gebrek aan goed opgeleide mensen. IHE Delft bestaat dit jaar 60 jaar en heeft in die tijd ruim 15.000 alumni opgeleid uit meer dan 160 landen.

Veel mensen kennen de gevel met grote letters aan de Westvest, maar wat gebeurt er eigenlijk achter die facade? Op 10 juni laten we dit zien en kom je alles te weten over water. Studenten geven demonstraties voor volwassenen en kinderen in de tuin en het laboratorium (hoe je bijvoorbeeld vuil water schoon maakt), er worden korte presentaties gegeven en workshops georganiseerd waar bezoekers actief aan mee kunnen doen, bijvoorbeeld hoe je serious gaming kan inzetten voor water management. Het ‘Meet the Dutch’ team koppelt Delftenaren aan studenten om hen kennis te laten maken met de Nederlandse cultuur. Zij zullen aanwezig zijn met een aantal vrijwilligers. Tot slot kunnen bezoekers de fototentoonstelling ‘Alumni in Action’ bekijken. De foto’s laten zien hoe oud-studenten werken aan wateroplossingen in hun thuisland.

De open dag wordt om 10.30 uur geopend door burgemeester Marja van Bijsterveldt. Verder op het programma:

  • Kinderactiviteiten
  • Meet & greet met water professionals uit Afrika, Azie en Latijn-Amerika
  • Korte lezingen over water en gerelateerde onderwerpen
  • Lab experimenten
  • Fotoexpositie Alumni in Action
  • Mapathons
  • Een Serious Game
  • Rondleidingen met historische informatie over het Instituut en de gebouwen.
  • Stands van het Meet the Dutch programma & Water Youth Network

Details over deze en meer activiteiten op programma staat hieronder.

Kom je naar de Open Dag? Wil je jouw vrienden ook uitnodigen voor het event? Hier is de link naar ons Facebook event.

Programme

The programme of the Open Day includes the following activities:

10.30 hrs - Official opening of the day by Mayor of Delft, Marja van Bijsterveldt

Serious gaming - Serious games are designed to visualise, simulate or otherwise "play out" scenarios, allowing for example decision makers or multi-disciplinary teams to make more informed decisions. This serious game is on the subject of Water & Peace.

Children’s activities - These activities include games and looking at water through the microscope. Also, do not forget to hand in the colouring page card, for a chance to win a prize. If you haven’t seen it around town, then you can download it on the right of this page.

Mapathons for mapping vulnerable areas - During the Open Day, IHE Delft is running a Mapathon for the Missing Maps project. Missing Maps is an initiative of the Red Cross, MSF and other NGO's aiming to map the most vulnerable places in the developing world. International and local NGOs and individuals can then use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas. In this interactive session, you will contribute to creating those maps!

Tours of the monumental buildings with information about the history of the Institute as well as its buildings.

Meet the Dutch - Meet the Dutch is a unique programme which brings people who live in Delft and the surrounding communities into contact with our international students. They will present themselves with a stand at the Open Day. Who knows, you might leave having become a “Dutch friend”.

Water Youth Network - The Water Youth Network is a global and inclusive connector in the water sector, with a vibrant community of students and young professionals across disciplines. They value inclusion, innovation and a collaborative spirit. They will present themselves with a stand and lead a quiz on water footprint and the impact global water supplies of ordinary people.

Short talks with Q&A

  • Hans van der Kwast: Open source software and open data for Integrated Water Resources Management in developing countries
  • Viviane Virgolim: Decentralised Sanitation for Informal Settlements
  • Vittorio Nespeca: Information Technology for Citizen Empowerment in Disaster Response
  • Alvaro Milho Semedo: Coastal Oceanography
  • Margreet Zwarteveen: Thirsty mangos and thrifty farmers
  • Elga Salvadore: Water Accounting +: measuring water use with remote sensing
  • Aaron Lee: Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development
  • Mohammad Gharesifard: Citizen Science: what is it, and how can YOU get involved!?

Laboratory experiments

  • Mohaned Sousi: Microbiology
  • Angelica Rada: Algae
  • Mary Barrios: Sludge Wastewater

Open Day IHE Delft on June 10th

On Saturday, June 10, IHE Delft opens its doors to the public. IHE Delft Institute for Water Education caters to students and researchers from developing countries. They take the knowledge acquired at the Institute back to their home country, where most of them are already active in the water sector. Developing countries are facing huge water-related problems, such as an abundance or lack of water, and bad sewage systems. There is limited knowledge of sustainable water management and a lack of sufficient numbers of well-educated people. IHE Delft celebrates its 60 year anniversary in 2017, and has trained more than 15,000 alumni from over 160 countries.

Many people know the Westvest entrance, but what's actually happening behind that facade? On June 10th we show this and guests will learn all about water. The programme includes demonstrations by our students for all ages in the garden and the laboratory (for example how to clean dirty water), short presentations and workshops where visitors can actively participate, for example how to use serious gaming for water management. The Meet the Dutch team will be present with a number of volunteers. Meet the Dutch connects residents of Delft to our students to acquaint them with Dutch culture. Also, visitors can view the photo exhibition 'Alumni in Action'. The pictures show how former students work on water solutions in their home countries.

Mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt will officially open the day at 10.30 hrs. More details on the programme are given in the section above.

Planning to come to the Open Day? Want to invite your friends? Here's the link to our Facebook event.

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