Wetskills Hungary 2019

Final day of preparation

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - by Balázs Day of final preparation. This day, all 3 groups still had some time to finish their cases. Posters, pitches and memos were completed for the afternoon 'Wetskills finals' session with the jury. During the morning, everyone was practicing, pitches were pre presented. After some good lunch we all gatheret together to wait for our jury who were also as excited as we were. After the introduction of Wetskills by Marcel, the 3 groups had the possibility to do the pitches and show the posters to jury. Both three cases are serious topics, and based on the feedback of jury, we can say that we did our part of the job: out of the box ideas were generated. Now the only question is, who is the winner, of Wetskills Hungary 2019, but the question will be answered in the next blog, because it is only announced in...

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Rise and shine! The adventures of Gödöllő await… 

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - by Linda Maseti Alarm bells rang at 05:30. We rised but I’m not so sure if I can say I shined. It was 07:48 and the streets were buzzing, the pigeons cooing and the Wetskills teams were at the train station ready to embark on what the day’s journey to Gödöllő had in store for us. We boarded the train and headed for the charming town of Gödöllő which is 30km northeast from the outskirts of Budapest. On arrival we were escorted to Szent Istvan University’s main campus where we worked on our case studies for the day. We feasted our eyes on the vast and enchanting gardens as we made our way to our work room. We made ourselves comfortable and got straight to business. Ideas were flying, solutions were manifesting and keyboards were furiously at work. Later on, each group presented its ideas to the others to receive...

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The Brain Hurricane

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - by Ramón Kreka The day of the Brain Hurricane has just come. We met early in the morning in front of the beautiful main building of Budapest University of Technology and Economics where we’ll spend most of the time working on our cases. The first brainstorming session started at 8 am at the Department Hydraulic and Water Resource Engineering. We began working on our cases separated by teams and came up with the very first ideas. The main task for the day was to create an action plan to introduce our case containing the problem itself, what we want to do and how we want to do it. Each team had to make the preliminary schedule for the upcoming days and divide the tasks between the team members. After brainstorming we went for a lunch. Most of us ate together at the university canteen called Stoczek Melódin Menza.       In...

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The third day of Wetskills – Visit WWTP

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - by Evelin Németh After a really eventful weekend we was going to Csepel Island where located the Waste Water Treatment Plant from Budapest Waterworks. I would like to write a short summary about the treatment plant as a reminder. It was created the largest investment of the „ÉlőDuna” (Living Danube) project. This project was the most significant environmental protection investment carried out between 2004 and 2010. Before the plant started its operations, only 50% Budapest’s wastewater had been treated. This resulted in a degree of water contamination that the self-cleaning capacity of the Danube could no longer handle. Moreover this threatened the extinction of several local fish species. Thanks to the operation of the plant the 50% proportion increased to 95%. The collected wastewater reaches the central wastewater treatment plant through two channel pairs running under the Danube. With a daily hydraulic capacity of 350,000 m3 in dry...

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Waste Water Works

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - by Bogi - Today we visited the Budapest Central Wastewater Treatment Plant in Csepel Island with WETSKILLS team. We had an amazing guide with Enikő Szabolcsi, who drives us on all the water’s way from the entrance of the treatment plant till the very end of the process.  They are monitoring water 24 hours a day so can handle even the tiny change in ammonia level for example. We see, smell and feel how to be a part in this huge system. We got know that the treatment plan capable to create it’s own energy with biogas and with an “Archimedes nail” water power plant....

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The Wicked Wetskills Weblog

Wetskills Hungary 2019 - By Berend - The Wicked Wetskills Weblog: 5 october afternoon And crazy it was! We split up in three groups -the groups that will work together on their designated case for the coming two weeks. So this assignment was the first test-case to show that we are capable of working together as a team and show what we are worth. Each group was given 88 challenges; 44 to be fulfilled in Buda and 44 in Pest. The team that completed most challenges in time was the winner of this assignment. But those challenges weren’t that easy…. You see, we are all very intelligent, clever people who are able to design a wastewater system, build a bridge and calculate groundwater flow. But now we had to brush the teeth of a stranger, buy a child and shave the legs of a man! Nevertheless all teams tried their...

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