July 2022

Food connecting people

Social activity Wetskills-Romania 2022 By Ana Preda (University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest)   It doesn't matter where we come from, whether we are vegetarians or not, food has always brought people together. Today, all the people gathered in my apartment, and even if the reason we gathered was to share traditional recipes of the country we come from, the main attraction was the cats, even though some of us are allergic to cats. After a long way with subway and bus everybody was finally in Buftea, a little city near Bucharest. Throwback to ‘50 party: The apartment is a really old one, so it was like a museum for Wetskills people.   What did we cook? Stew, some meat, brownies, Kartoffelpuffer, polenta, lemonade, and of course a lot of drinks.                     No matter where you are from, sometimes the differences between us bring us closer together!...

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Meeting Dracula

Teambuilding trip Wetskills-Romania 2022 By Ywenne Kleiss (Water Authority Drents Overijsselse Delta) If you ever want to feel what it’s like to have 2 weeks of sights, information and fun in 2 days- you should come to a Wetskills in Romania. It's great to explore water issues and feel the energy of a group of excited water-enthusiasts after the online years of Covid-19. During the intro days we tasted first bites of the culture and dove straight into the water-related issues. Our first visit was to a hydropower plant in Senaia. The plant’s 4 turbines have been converting water energy into electricity for the region for 100 years already. The building’s classical architecture was a stark contrast with its industrial heart, but operated symbiotically. We reached the second stop while meandering through the Romanian mountain range near the historic city of Brasov, where we explored the 3 main stages of water treatment at...

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