Water Skills—Professional Competitions (DWA)

Professional Competition

Tradition at IFAT since 2010: The professional competitions of the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA).

Due to the ever-increasing international interest, and for the first time ever, the competitions at IFAT 2018 took place under a new name: At World Water Skills, German and international professionals from the profession, "wastewater engineering specialists", measured up against one another. In the second competition, Water Skills Germany, new graduates competed to test their skills.

The competition

Concept and implementation: The events at the competition covered the various tasks of a wastewater engineer. Everyday situations in channels and wastewater treatment plants had be mastered. This competition mode brings practical exercises to the fore, such as the perfect channel entry. At the same time, however, participants had to contend with theoretical tasks. Laboratory work was an integral part of the competition, but only those who delivered in both areas of excellence were in with a chance of topping the podium.

An exciting showcase for the wastewater engineering profession

Water Skills can leave none in doubt: The profession of wastewater engineer is a demanding one. This varied professional field brings together a variety of challenges and combines active work outside the office and analytical activities under laboratory conditions.

For young people who have not yet firmly committed to a career, Water Skills is a great opportunity to get to grips with the job description of a wastewater engineer up close and personal. The standards for defining working methods have risen dramatically in recent years. Only well-trained specialists will guarantee smooth handling and maintenance of the drainage systems of the future.

Environmental-technical professions: A challenge.

World Water Skills and Water Skills Germany present the challenges that environmental-technical professions will face in the future. Occupational health and safety is a particularly important part of everyday work. The competitions run by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste demonstrate the current standards in this area and give visitors the opportunity to learn first hand about the safety issues, while also asking questions about the latest developments and technical possibilities.

More information about the professional competitions