'Smart Port' and 'Water in the City' - Myanmar Netherlands Water Challenge 2018

The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge, a three day event where students work on real life water cases in the Yangon region with the aim to engage with future water professionals, creating connections between students, water organisations local and internationally, with the possibility to stimulate students to become active in the Myanmar water sector.

The Challenge was opened by the rector of Yangon University, Prof. Dr. Pho Kaung who welcomed the students on campus. A total of 40 students, from 13 different Myanmar Universities, was working on water related assignments for three days, specifically on the topic of Smart Port and Htee City.

The students were engaged in content-workshops, fieldtrips, skill-development training, team-building and guest-lectures of (inter)national speakers:

Tuesday - Opening, Introduction to water challenge by experts and team-building

Wednesday - Field trips to relevant locations in partnership with experts of YCDC and MPA

Thursday - Group work on conclusions, preparations presentation, Grand Final, networking event

During the Grand Final students presented their work using poster presentations. A delegation of the Yangon Government came to see the hard work of the students and choose a winning team..

Water in the City Drinks hosted in Yangon
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