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Amor Fati

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Evandi Rahman, KIST   “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart”  ~Marcus Aurelius~   8 A.M on Monday and Rainy day. Perfect to make ya down..Moreover, the subway was so crazy!! (Pic. 1). I just wondering how amazing the human being is. They can squeeze and fit their body in the very small space. After surviving in some period of time, the subway lady announced” Children Grand Park Station, Sejong University” finally. It was time for my wife (May) and I to get out from that apocalypse. And let’s start the 9th day of Wetskills program...

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Work Hard, Play Hard

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Ratna Putri, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology & Ligaya Wopereis, Deltares   Anyeonghaseyo Yorobun! (It means ‘Hello Everyone!’ in Korean – I’m truly sorry I couldn’t write it in Hangeul/Korean Alphabet). As you probably know from the previous blogs from my fellow Wetskills SK 2022 friends, we have been quite busy the past days, but that does not mean we work all the time. We got a free time today on our schedule, so we decided to spend the day up to us. My roommate and me decided to share about how we spent our days off enjoying nature, exploring historical site at Seoul, and eating one of Korean delicacies in Hongdae shopping district.   Up, up to the top of the Bukhansan mountain   Ligaya’s story - Sunday Micheal, Mathurin, Floor, and I went on an amazing, unexpected adventure. While craving some nature, after spending a week in the busy...

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Salam Alykom, Marhaba, Hi, Hello, hello hoe gaat het

Wetskills Palestinian Territories 2022 -  by Raghad Khader Rajabi (Hebron University)   All of those words are greeting words when u have different people from different cultures, all of us want to learn how to say the main words for greeting the main words they need from others. This is how we start our day on Saturday 27-8-2022.   First, of all I would like to tell you who I am. I am Raghad Rajabi from Hebron university. My bachelor’s is in food processing and nutrition. My MSc degree is in food processing. I am working in a quality assurance bottled water plant. and I am excited about the water sector and solving its issue. Wetskills is good chance for us to learn a lot from each other.   In the first day of working, we are go through team building  with building corporate strategy to improve relations and productivity in the workplace as it helps us as colleagues...

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Let stress out playing baseball!

Wetskills South Korea 2022- By Dongmin Lee, Sejong University   Today, Saturday was literally a working day. Just Working, discussing, writing, and working… Everybody looks tired, but the workshop was animated by their passion.   All team members were working hard now!   Today’s plan was to make a poster. Our team held a small contest to set the content of the poster. So, we wrote each thoughts about the Introduction of the poster on the white board.  After 10 minutes of starting the small contest, we had time to pitch and discuss our thoughts. It is interesting for me that the points each considered important were different although we are doing the same project together. I was happy that Lucia liked my opinion of the poster discussing each introduction of the poster.   For lunch, Robin, Jin, Ju and I were going to eat pork cutlet actually, but the restaurant was closed. So, we visited a Korean style...

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Wetskills-Belgium postponed

Wetskills Foundation decided to postpone the Wetskills event in Belgium. With partners we are scanning new occasions to organise a first event in this country in Western Europe. Wetskills Foundation would like to thank the event partners for their enthusiastic support and we hope to continue the cooperation. Interested participants are welcome to join other Wetskills events in Europe (like Romania, The Netherlands or Denmark) or even beyond, see website. More information: Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com)....

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Explorations and Halloween Celebration

2021 Wetskills Netherlands by Ruqaia AL-Shibli (Sultanate of Oman) and Karabo Mokoena (South Africa)   Like any Sunday, the day started with some relaxation and enjoying the rain. Some participants visited Giethoorn which is located in the north of the Netherlands. In Giethoorn, a typically Dutch village in Overijssel, you experience the Dutch culture and their love to live with and on water. In an environment full of lakes, reed beds and forests, lies this picturesque village with beautiful farms that have thatched roofs and characteristic wooden bridges. Not forgetting the delicious food from restaurants and cafes. It was definitely a wonderful time in this city.     The end of summertime and the start of wintertime, saw the participants enjoying a Halloween party with good music and a good round of karaoke.         The best way to end the previous week and transition into the final week and the buzz of final preparations....

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GO for Wetskills-Romania (and last call for participants)!

Are you a motivated, enthusiast Student, PhD or Young Water Professional willing to travel and looking for a real-life, international event? Are you in favor of a kick-start or katalysator of you carreer? Do you want to have an unforgettable experience in about 2 weeks, make friends for life and built your professional network? Then join us to Buacherst and Bazau region where we will have a team building (with visits to Peles Castle. Paltinu Dam, Mud volcanoes natural reserve and Buzau Water Company with one-night stay at a vineyard)! Registration is still open  for last candidates. Be quick and register! More information, contact Frank Tibben, frank.tibben@wetskills.com. Wetskills Foundation and partners will organize the Wetskills Challenge for the fifth time in Bucharest, Romania. This Wetskills edition in Romania will be hosted by the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest. Wetskills Foundation partner with other Romanian academia Politehnica University of Bucharest and Technical University...

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Watch the online Intergeneration Dialogue session in Budapest

Wetskills and partners organized a Workshop Inspiring Wetskills Practices on Liveable Rivers for a Green Economy, stimulating an Intergenerational Dialogue at the Ökoindustria Conference in Budapest, Hungary. Watch the workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNJLFI-RbyU: Keynote: Ap Verheggen about SunGlacier 6 pitches of young talents 3 guests from Hungary and Romania Panel discussion on the value of Intergenerational Dialogue Join our next event in Hungary: Wetskills-Hungary 2021!!  ...

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Inspiring Wetskills Practices for Climate Adaptation

WATCH TOMORROW OR ON MONDAY 25-01! Wetskills will contribute with the (prerecorded) Workshop - Inspiring Wetskills Practices for Climate Adaptation to the Youth for Climate Adaptation (YFCA). Watch and register here. This workshop is part of the Water Action Hub of the Climate Adaptation Summit (25 January 2021) NOTE: this workshop will also be dispayed at the Water Adapatation Summit next Monday (25 January 2021, from 13.00 CEST onwards) NOTE 2: Wetskills and partners also have another contribution to the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021: Finals & Awarding W@tskills-India 2021 (also displayed on 25 January 2021, from 13.00 CEST onwards) Watch here. About this workshop: Wetskills Foundation and some of its Alumni will present and discuss some inspiring out-of-the-box ideas with a focus on Climate Adaptation and the role of water. Some representatives from over the world of the teams that co-created these ideas will present the ideas within a two-minutes pitch. Three recognized experts in...

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