WE ARE WATER PROGRAM

WAVEMAKERS

Professional water sports athletes and students are working together for a water secure world. Students and professional water athletes form teams, which are supported bij renowned institutes in the area of water curricula. The teams are in the middle of forming international networks an sharing information. In other words: they are the ideal ambassadors for the enhancement of (inter)national water awareness. 


The students come from all parts of the world and represent a rich variety of expertise: Civil Engineering, Water Research, Water Management and Aquatic Ecotechnology. The professional water athletes have high ambitions. Some of them have already participated in big international sports events such as the Olympic Games, America’s Cup Endeavour programme or the Volvo Ocean Race. Everyone has a NOC*NSF status or are world- or European Champions. They are connected to ZSL and intrinsically motivated to take part in the programme by their passion for water. 

Several professional water sports athletes are part of the program: Dutch Wavemakers. Together with the captains and students they will share the message about water awareness. 

 

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WATER SPORTS ATHLETES

The teams of wavemakers are supported by a number of team captains. These team captains are all (former) professional water sports athletes with a big amount of experience. 

 

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TEAM CAPTAINS
STUDENTS

The students come from all parts of the world. They represent a variety of expertise, ranging from TU engineering to water researcher at the WUR or Water Management at the TU Twente.

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THE DUTCH WAVEMAKERS 
ARE LOOKING FOR TEAM MEMBERS

Do you have the ambition to become an athlete? And do you have a passion for water?  We are looking for you! Together we will be able to reach new young generations and make them enthusiastic for themes and questions surrounding water, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Networks emerge, surrounding our activities, which connect businesses, governments and sport to work together to enhance water awareness and to share knowledge about water management and environment. This opportunity will be very useful if you are looking for a job or internship after your sports career.

During the We Are Water programme, ZSL and partners build on a community of young water ambassadors - the dutch wavemakers - together with numerous partners. These water ambassadors are talented water athletes and professional athletes, who form teams with students in water-related education programmes in Dutch higher education. These students are Dutch and are from all parts of the world as well. 

Do you want to support the Netherlands regarding this important mission?

Sign up by sending an email to info@stichtingzsl.nl which includes your contact details and your CV. Besides that, include your motivation why YOU are the ambassador we are looking for. 

 

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