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What is our Why?

PoVE Water operates in a society in transition, where values such as sustainability, corporate responsibility and social value creation are becoming increasingly important.

This development goes hand in hand with trends in the water sector labour market. The sustainable availability of people and the utilisation and further development of available talent are becoming central.

Twenty-three partners from Europe and South-Africa work together with this vision in mind, convinced that a new way of educating people is needed to make sure they are the agile and sustainable water sector professionals that our society and the labour market needs.

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A rapidly changing world

We need to deal with a rapidly changing world. Global warming has caused serious changes to the planet and are very often water related, such as rising sea levels and extreme weather events. But also think about an aging population and the effects on the labour market.

Excellent Water sector professionals

There is a vast need for Vocational Excellence and excellent Water sector professionals. Vocationally educated water sector professionals are the operators in the field that work directly with water resources of Europe and have, when educated appropriately as circular economy ambassadors, the power to contribute directly to the transition towards a reformative growth model that gives back to the planet more than it takes.

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VET in Regional Innovation Ecosystems

We need a central position for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Regional Innovation Ecosystems. When truly having VET in an operational position on board of the innovation ecosystems, they will act as an extra sensor for spotting opportunities for cooperation and solutions in Europe.

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