Wetskills-Romania 2019

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Wetskills-Romania 2019

June 3 - June 14

About The Event

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Wetskills was for the fourth time in Romania

Romania has a very diverse landscape and water system, with high mountains and the largest Delta of the European Union: Danube Delta. Romania faces challenges in water and wastewater, in both large urban areas as well as remote rural villages, and has a large water management experience of dealing with floods and droughts.

And the country itself is inspiring and various: From the booming big Bucharest with its historic buildings and churches, immens large People’s Parliament and the Old City with bars, pubs as heart of the City to idillic smaller cities and villages in epic Transylvania and more low and dry Wallachia (border to Bulgaria) and the Europe’s largest bioreserve Danube Delta.

Wetskills-Romania 2019 was already the fourth one in Romania, and was aligned to the Official Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder (in Facau, 40 minutes southwest of Bucharest), a testing facility similar to the Flood Proof Holland in Delft.

The 2019 event’s theme was about ‘testing and implementing smart water management innovations, with 3 cases: ‘Innovative Integrated Water Resource Management Plans taking into account drought and climate change’, a ‘Market scan for temporary embankments to be used during floods’ and a plan for ‘Keeping Buzau river waste free & attractive for eco-tourism’.

The final presentations were organized at the Brigaid Conference (13 June 2019) and the winning team was announced during the Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder.

This fourth Wetskills edition in Romania was hosted by the Technical University for Civil Engineering in Bucharest. The event was partnered by Apele Romane, Brigaid (H2020) project, Romanian Water Association, Agriculture University of Bucharest and the Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands.

Images of the construction site of the Flood proof Polder Romania

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Event Cases 2019

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Case 1: Blue Deal drought Craiova Plain Romania inception

Case owner: BlueDeal – Dutch Water Authorities & WBA Jiu

Romania and The Netherlands are cooperating under the BlueDeal programme, like in the Craiova Plain in southwestern part of Romania, were people are facing severe drought challenges. Especially the agriculture is under pressure. An ‘Inspiration Guide’ could show innovative and economically attractive methods of agriculture, and technical solutions of wetland- and irrigation-restauration, to create more awareness and offer practical solutions for all stakeholders. How could such Inspiration Guide contribute to innovative Integrated Water Resource Management Plans with special focus on drought and climate change?

Final poster

Case 2: Flood Proof Romania: a Market Scan

Case owner: VPdelta

Annually Romania faces flooding year round. Peak floods cause significant damages to lives, property, infrastructure and lands. At the end of the summer however, agriculture often suffers from water shortages. Romanian government (Apele Romane) is working on strategies to improve the protection level against floods. In the Dutch Flood Proof Polder several innovative entrepreneurs are testing and developing products for temporary embankments. These products aim to offer higher protection, and be easier to install and remove, than the traditional sand bags. However the benefits, these products are not yet applied in Romania: how to reach this?

Final poster

Case 3: Keeping Buzau river waste free & natural

Case owner: Nehiou Municipality and Green Adventure

The Nehoiu area has several free-flowing rivers that have great potential for developing eco-tourism and thereby provide a stable economy. However, the river faces several threats like plastic pollution and hydropower development. In addition, logging is a threat to nature and increases erosion on a big scale. How can these threats be reduced and how can chances be magnified?

Final poster

Event Partners 2019

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Event Blogs

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  • Wetskills team awarded at Flood Proof Romania

    Last week Wetskills wrapped up its fourth event in Romania at the new Flood Proof Romania testing facility. As one of the initiators Wetskills Foundation was invited by Romanian partner...

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  • Work in progress

    June, 07, 2019, Wetskills Romania 2019 by Virginia-Mălina Voicu The day started at Faculty of Hydrotehnics, UTCB. Last days we were all busy with brainstorming about solutions and idea...

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  • BrainHurricane

    Hi! This is my blog for 6june by Eddy Secu. “The BrainHurricane Day was a productive day where we linked the first ideas about projects. It all started in the morning at Politehni...

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  • Meeting a case owner on site

    June 5th, 2019 Wetskills Romania 2019 by Maria Nava Ocampo The day started by getting all ready to have a great typical Romanian breakfast, later on we had a really informative talk wit...

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  • Wettest Wetskills ever?

    4th June 2019 by Vlad Pestritu The day started by having breakfast at New Old Village Pub(BIRT). After that, we went at Prim Pass Cabin to suit up for Rafting with they guys from Green ...

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  • Off we go…..

    3 June by Sandra Malagon and Alexandra Turturica After a well-deserved rest from the trip we started our day by visiting the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum in Bucharest. This is...

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  • No sleep till Bucharest……

    June 2nd, 2019 Wetskills Romania 2019 by Peter Overvest I was hoping this day to get a lot of sleep, I was expecting that idea would be disturbed by some travelling and happy Romanians....

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Details

Start:
June 3
End:
June 14
Event Category:

Venue

Technical University for Civil Engineering in Bucharest
Bulevardul Lacul Tei 124
Bucharest, 020396 Romania
Website:
https://utcb.ro/english/

Organisers

Marcel Rompelman
Laura Stanescu
Johan Oost