New paths of Qualification and Recruitment in the Water Sector

Date 25.04.2024
Location Online Webinar

The water utilities sector in Europe employs over 500,000 technical professionals, with approximately 80% of them being technicians. However, despite the significant workforce in place, the sector is encountering difficulties in recruitment and qualification of staff. This poses a challenge as the water industry requires skilled personnel to address the upcoming challenges it faces.

The webinar "New paths of Qualification and Recruitment in the Water Sector" aims to shed light on this critical issue within the water sector and proposes measures to tackle these challenges effectively. By highlighting the importance of addressing recruitment and qualification issues, the webinar seeks to facilitate discussions and provide solutions to ensure a competent and capable workforce for the future of water utilities in Europe.

The program is available below.

This event is a kickoff event of #IFATMunich2024.

Make sure to secure a free ticket with the code EWA_2024.

And join us on Thursday 16.05 at 14:00 Room B12 at IFAT Munich to learn more and continue the discussion on Water Qualification in Europe: the challenge ahead. More information here.


11:00 - 11:05 Welcome Address Arthur Guischet, EWA Deputy Secretary General
11:05 – 11:10 Welcome Wendy Francken, EWA President and Managing Director VLARIO
11:10-11:25 Introduction Rüdiger Heidebrecht, Senior Consultant Worldskills Germany
11:25 - 11:45 Qualification needs to design, build and operate modern wastewater facilities Prof. Dr. Ing. André Niemann, University Professor at University Duisburg-Essen and DWA Board Member for Training
and international Cooperation
11:45 - 11:55 IFAT: Trade fair and learning and recruitment place? Philipp Eisenmann, Exhibition Director IFAT Munich at Messe München (DE)
11:55 - 12:05 What is the benefit for me by visiting the IFAT Opinion from the
consultant/manufacturer perspective
Kenny Khoo, Managing Director, Eastern Europe South, Xylem
12:05 - 12:15 What is the benefit for me by visiting the IFAT Opinion from the utility perspective Frosela Filo, Commercial Director, Korçë Regional Company Water Supply and Sanitation JSC
12:15 - 12:30 Q&A, discussion Rüdiger Heidebrecht, Senior Consultant Worldskills Germany

Registrations Details

This webinar is offered free of charged thanks to our partner IFAT Munich.

You can learn more about IFAT Munich and secure a free ticket here. 


The webinar will be streamed via Zoom Webinar and is planned from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (CET TIME).


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