Wetskills back in Romania
On 5 June 2015, the new edition of the Wetskills Water Challenge started in Bucharest. After the successful event in 2013, Wetskills was invited by the Politehnica to hold a new event. 18 students from Romanian and Dutch universities participated in the two-weeks programme. The programme started in Constanta with the teambuilding trip to wastewater treatment plant and a construction site of Van Oord’s project aimed at preventing further costal erosion. The Wetskills final presentations and awarding ceremony were held during the ExpoApa (17 June).
Romanian Water Association and the Technical University of Civil Engineering became part of the consortium. The Netherlands Embassy in Romania was supporting this event.
‘Scrap the sand – Save the land’ was the winning concept of the Flood Guards team, consisting of: Niels Oostveen (Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences), Laura Alexandra Stănescu (Politehnica University Bucharest), Geanina-Franca Băcăoanu (Technical University for Civil Engineering in Bucharest) & Peter de Jong (Utrecht University). De winning concept was about the application and implementation of temporary embankments in the Danube Delta area. The case owner was the Valorisation Programme Delta Technology and Water.
'To be honest .. I had a “get in, do your job, get out” mentality. I never expected I’d grow so fond of all these wonderful people, and in such a short amount of time. .. I hope these relationships will last beyond this installment of Wetskills. Overall, I’m really thankful for this amazing experience.' 🙂
Host: University Politehnica in Bucharest
Partners: VP Delta, Nationaal Water Traineeship, Grondstoffen en Energiefabriek, Embassy of Kingdom of The Netherlands, Technical University of Civil Engineering in Bucharest, Romanian Water Association
Event: ExpoApa 2015
Venue: Palace of the Parliament
Locations: Constanta, Histria, Bucharest
Countries: 4 (Romania, Moldova, The Netherlands and Iraq)