Competencies | welcome

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Whether for a case study, for a course, for a tender bid or for product development, all services of Watermotion stand on a base of competencies that is well-proven and up-to-date

In short, no ‘fake it before you make it’. A bundle of diverse capabilities and skills makes it possible to provide specialist knowledge in a way accessible to challenge-owners, politicians, activists, financiers, as well as to fellow scholars and practitioners

Also, thanks to this broad baseline of competencies, engaging in multidisciplinary projects is fast and effective, brings fresh and reasoned perspectives, and maximizes the mutual returns one expects from committed cooperation

Competencies pathfinder

At Watermotion a mature expertise deploys the relevant knowledge, the attending capabilities, and the blend of execution and soft skills that are right for each purpose

The competencies of Watermotion rest on four building blocks, like a house standing on four walls
These are paged into the following factsheets

∨ education and career — from civil engineering to civilised engineering
∨ language and computing proficiency — languages for people and for computers
∨ committed lifelong learning — MOOCs • advanced courses • keynote talks
∨ awards and publications — award-winning articles in peer-reviewed journals • contributions to conference proceedings • posters • infographics

For the purpose and relevance of these competencies, please visit the other main pages

> home — the purpose and solutions of Watermotion
> portfolio — a selection of projects and activities
> they wrote — the testimonials and quotes

Why Watermotion

The thorough understanding of geophysical, environmental and engineering flows is a long-standing asset of Watermotion. This has grown over the years thanks to a genuine passion for water engineering and science — See the factsheets ∨education and career and ∨awards and publications

Relentlessly, Watermotion has also been honing an extensive range of topical and ancillary competencies, which makes it unique in the consultants’ arena

To start with, the library of Watermotion counts some seventy textbooks, a solid reference base in the established knowledge. Thanks to its varied professional development, Watermotion is well-oriented in both academy and consultancy, and stays tuned in with relevant trends and developments — See the factsheet ∨lifelong learning

Then, the linguistic, computing and presentational proficiencies accrued over time are the mortar for cementing the deliverables of Watermotion into a consistent and accessible whole — See the factsheet ∨language and computing. In doing so, a well-rendered >solutions can stimulate appreciation, evaluation and decisions about the fascinating intricacies of the flowing environment

Why competencies

Competencies are the bridge between skills, capabilities and knowledge — They help dialogue, connect, retrieve, imagine — Hence, the answers can follow questions, the solutions can follow problems, and decisions can follow uncertainties

More specifically, competencies are essential to

• guide the choice of the resources appropriate for the purpose in sight
• help compose a simpler, yet pertinent, description of complicated situations
• make difficult problems understandable and tractable
• direct understanding and action towards the desired achievements

So competencies are the enablers of the fourfold mission of Watermotion — Advancing understanding • clarifying targets • devising solutions • enriching skills

— related >solutions and answers

The fine texture on Twitter

The readings, courses, visits and the learning experiences that are the sapwood of lifelong development (hence of competency) are on display +@hydrodynamics

The timeline is also embedded in this page’s frames — The tweets refer only to concluded events, by the way of jottings in an open logbook

More (again)

competency pathfinder — to the list of skills, capabilities and knowledge blocks
< home — for the purpose and solutions of Watermotion
< portfolio — for the track record
< they wrote — for testimonials and quotes

Credits

The still of the Kuroshio current is of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
See the +source webpage for a fuller enjoyment and the licensing terms



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