September 2019

I can’t believe it’s already the last night!

Wetskills South Korea 2019 -  by Hyeonmin Lee (Seoul National University) -    In the morning, we attended to World Water Cities Forum. Before it starts, we watched sand-art performance. I think it’s 3rd time we all watched some kinds of performance. I don’t know that we Korean love performances that much. Next, we heard about the water problem each city has faced now (I don’t know the exact number of cities), and it was quite interesting that every city has different problem and different point of view.                 As I’m first pitcher, I went to entrance 2 and all first pitcher and back-up pitcher gathered there to practice. I practiced with GyuTae again and again. Even though I had practiced it more than 20 times, I made some mistakes. So, I talked to myself, “stay nervous”. Because as Inge and Roel always says, “feeling nervous is good thing”.   And I gave a pitch to Inge...

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First day of conference!

Wetskills South Korea 2019 -  by Eveline van Groesen (Water Authority Brabantse Delta) -      Last night was deadline night. So, when we arrived at our hostel in Daegu everbody quickly put their luggage in their rooms and opened their laptops. Some stressed, some busy, some relaxed. But by 21.00 o’clock [caption id="attachment_56099" align="alignright" width="300"] Girls night with Korean BBQ[/caption] it was done: every team submitted their poster and paper. Time to celebrate! And that is what we did! We had a nice BBQ with all the girls and went for a few drinks afterwards with the guys. A few drinks, became some more drinks and even more drinks. We celebrated our deadline night well...

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Ready to go KIWW

Wetskills South Korea 2019 -  by Seungyeon Lee (Hongik University) -   Today is the day to leave for Daegu to attend the KIWW. We gathered at KIST in the morning to revise the posters and papers for the last time. Once again, I revised the poster, read the paper and added the contents. After that, we went to Seoul Station to go to Daegu. It was already 6 p.m. in Daegu, which arrived by train for 4 hours. We immediately moved to the hostel to sort out our luggage and finally reviewed our posters and papers.     Also, don't release the tension until it's over. When we submitted the poster, we resized the layers with 15 minutes left to resize because it didn't fit. Helen and I have succeeded in correcting and submitting it, holding our minds together in order to be quick and accurate!     Finally, in recent weeks, everything we care about has...

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SOMI welcomes Wetskills in South Korea

SOMI Wetskills Ambassador welcomes program & participants in South Korea. She stimulates the NextGeneration to come up with new #water solutions together! Last year SOMI was inaugurated as Ambassador for the Wetskills programme in Leeuwarden, September. SOMI is a popular K-pop Artist in Korea and Asia, read more about her: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeon_So-mi. Being a Wetskills Ambassador, she shares the values of Wetskills where young talents from various countries come together, work together for new solutions in water and be integrated and heard in the water-climate-sustainability sector.   The teams of This Wetskills edition will pitch their innovative solutions at the Korea International Water Week in Daegu. Join us on Friday 6 September 2019 at 10.00-11.15! More information and follow our experiences of Wetskills-South Korea 2019 in our daily blogs: www.wetskills.com.   #sustainability #ClimateChange #Resilience Thanks to Wetskills-South Korea 2019 partners: Korea Institute of Science and Technology Hongik University Embassy of the Netherlands in Korea H2Oost Kwf Waterforum K-academy WaterEdu...

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Trip to Teotihuacan – an authentic Mexican experience

Wetskills Mexico 2019 - by Beatriz Adriana Rojas González (Universidad Panamericana) - Early this morning, at the Universidad Panamericana there was a bus waiting for us, which would take us to a new adventure. The trip to Teotihuacan was peaceful, when we arrived, we can immediately saw the Ciudadela with these huge constructions that teotihuacanos did. After we met Daniel, our guide, we embarked on our trip to the pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Teotihuacan means house of the gods, teotihuacanos were polytheists, which means they have a lot of gods, each one used to have an altar where they offered a sacrifice. The main gods in Teotihuacan were Quetzalcoatl, god of the Sun, which mean feathered serpent and Tlaloc, god of the rain, which means nectar of the ground. The more we walked, the more we knew about this civilization, their way of life, how can they construct enormous pyramids, how...

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D-Day of Wetskills 2019

Wetskills South Korea 2019 -  by Muhammad Yacub (Kumoh National Institute of Technology)-   It was the day of deadline Wetskills-South Korea 2019. D-days are always hard for army or any team who works on a specific task. I personally believe that “Goals are dreams with deadlines” therefore, I can work better under pressure to meet deadlines. It was Monday morning I woke up early got ready and joined my team on time in community lounge. Wetskills management team opened the day as usual with an announcement of pitch and poster submission deadline time 2.00pm. Afterwards, we started discussion regarding our poster and pitch. I started work on poster after explaining technical things about the case study to our team mates who then started practice for pitch presentation. Every group was looking bit nervous about pitch and some of us also had to rehearse our pitches with focus on their contents, posture, and hand...

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Sunday-The day of rest….right?

Wetskills South Korea 2019 -  by Charlotte Casey- Haden (Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier)    [caption id="attachment_56047" align="alignright" width="300"] Work, work, work![/caption] Sunday started like any other Wetskills day, all be it a little later for most teams, what with it being a weekend and all. But it was by no means a day of rest, as teams were feverishly working away on their pitches, papers and posters as the ever present deadline looms closer!   But it wasn't all work, work, work, as Floor and Inge introduced a game to get us to have some fun, Crazy 88. Initially there were startled looks, mostly from me as I tried to calculate this in to our already busy team time plan. But Berkay took no hesitation in being our team's (team 1) advocate, snapping away taking as many photos for the 88 tasks that had been assigned to us, which really were crazy by the way, being as...

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