The Dutch Wavemakers encourage students in secondary education to go for a technical and water related study.

We have organized our first Pressure Cooker session in Cape Town with students from South-Africa, The Netherlands, Germany and Norway. Fascinating conversations with team member of Team Brunel Abby Ehler, Graham van Niekerk of Wetskills and Hans Huis in 't Veld of Topsector Water. 

The Dutch Wavemakers provide an excellent platform for government bodies, cities, industry, (water) companies, young people and NGOs to create communities, share knowledge and turn promising plans into practice. 

We discuss subjects such as:

  • What challenges should organizations and students cope with on destinations?

  • Are there enough ‘golden hands & clever heads’ to face the global challenges in the future?

  • Is the current education sufficient for future vacancies?

  • How can You make the difference? 

Together with students, companies and representatives of the government we’re trying to solve issues and exploit opportunities related to water. 


A succesfull Pressure Cooker #1 in Cape Town with students from South Africa, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. Fascinating conversations with Abbey Ehler of team Brunel, Graham van Niekerk of Wetskills and Hans Huis in 't Veld of Top Sector Water. Guided by Dutch Wavemakers Katja Roose Kiteboarding and Wyona Boers.

On to the next Pressure Cooker #2 during the stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in Hongkong!