Wetskills-South Korea 2019

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Wetskills-South Korea 2019

August 26 - September 6

About The Event

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Behold! The second edition of Wetskills South-Korea!

Because of the succes of a memorable first (Olympic) edition of a Wetskills Water Challenge in South-Korea in February last year (read here), we are thrilled to announce the upcoming second edition of Wetskills South-Korea this year!

Case owners and participants are already joining the event. The programme will start on 26 August 2019 in Seoul, and the great finals with pitches of all teams will be held on 6 September, during the Korean International Water Week 2019 (KIWW) in Daegu.

The two week programme is under construction as we speak. It will be a life changing experience including high level network events, a meeting with the Dutch ambassador, and brainstorm sessions with South Korean waterexperts. Get an impression of the previous Wetskills South-Korea 2018 event, by using this link.

If you have any questions about participation, the programme or anything else, don’t hesitate to contact us: Floor van der Heijden, floor.van.der.heijden@wetskills.com; Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com; and Jeryang Park, Hongik University (for Korean candidates and organisations), jeryang.park@wetskills.com.

'Share the Passion. Stay Connected.' 🙂

Practical Information

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Registration is about to close, contact us to find out on last possibilities to join as a participant.

Programme Wetskills South-Korea 2019

Terms & Conditions Wetskills South-Korea 2019

Previous event: Overview of study-cases of Wetskills South-Korea 2018

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General Information

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For candidates (students & young professionals)

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The Wetskills Foundation and its partners invite Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates (up to 5 years working experience) in South Korea and from over the world to apply for this great Wetskills Water Challenge programme. Are you passionate about water challenges and excited to work in mixed teams for transdisciplinary water solutions? Contact us on last possibilities to join this event.

Participation fees

  • Local participants: travel, local transport, daily costs and a participation fee of 150 euros.
  • International participants and local participants needing accommodation in Seoul: travel, local transport, daily costs and a participation fee of € 395,- (excl. 21% VAT)

The programme fee includes: accommodation in Daegu (3-4 nights), field trips, social activities, workshops, working locations, supervision, some of the meals and the Finals & Awarding ceremony, entrance to Korea International Water Week and the Gala dinner. (The participant fee excludes the international and local travel (plain, train, bus, etc.) and all other daily costs not included in the program fee.)

Note: The Wetskills organisation is striving to find possibilities to keep the costs to the participants at a minimum. During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-world water challenges with your own team!

  • You will increase your skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
  • You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals;
  • You will visit Seoul, Muscat and surrounding: water-related, natural and cultural sites and meet water professionals;
  • You will learn, network and experience more about the international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
  • You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

Study points

Several universities provide Study Points for joining a Wetskills programme (e.g. with an extra assignment or as part of an internship). Ask your professor or study manager about the possibilities. Wetskills Foundation cannot provide Study Points itself, but can only provide assistance.

The programme of 2018

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The Finals & Awarding in 2018

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For case owners (Event Cases)

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Do you also want to submit a challenge, meet your team with young water talents get an out-of-the-box concept (Pitch and Poster), presented at the Korea International Water Week? Contact us on last possibilities to join as a Case Owner and submit your case for one of the teams. Information for companies, knowledge institutes and organisations that formulate their case and support (€ 3500) this Wetskills programme: Leaflet Case Owners Wetskills-South Korea 2019. For more information: contact Johan Oost (johan.oost@wetskills.com).

Case 1: 

Case owners: City of Daegu

Information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 2: 

Case owner: Province of Fryslan

Information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 3: 

Case owner: Water Authority Noorderkwartier

Information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 4:

Case owner: Waternet

Information will be provided in a later stage.

Case 5: 

Case owner: 

Information will be provided in a later stage.

Pictures of previous event

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Event Partners

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Hongik University_
Korea Water Forum_

Event Blogs (in South Korea 2018 & 2019)

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August 26
September 6
Event Category:


Korea Institute of Science and Technology
5. Hwarang-ro 14-gil, Seongbuk-gu
Seoul, Korea, Republic of


Floor van der Heijden
Jeryang Park
Inge Muhlig
Johan Oost
Seockheon Lee
Jiyeon Lee (June)