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Wetskills-Romania 2019

  • wetskills
  • Romania
  • Young Water Professionals
  • water innovation
  • h2020

Wetskills goes for the fourth time to Romania!

Romania has it all! A vary diverse water system, and thus water challenges and solutions. Varying from high mountains up to the largest Delta of the European Union: Danube Delta. The Danube river has its longest stretch in Romania which provides much transboundary interaction and Romania has smaller rivers. As relatively new member of the European Union, Romania needs to comply to many directives as Water Framework Directive and Flood Directive. Many developments on water and wastewater in large urban areas, but also remote rural villages It has a large experience of dealing and suffering from floods, both flash floods, as well as inundation by rivers/sea. Energy & water, but also irrigation: Romania has many dams and irrigation systems. 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.

Time for a new Wetskills event, the fourth one! This event is aligned to the Official Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder (in Facau, 40 minutes southwest of Bucharest), a look-a-like testing facility as the Flood Proof Holland in Delft (read more). The event’s theme is about ‘testing and implementing smart water management innovations. The final presentations will be organized at the Brigaid Conference (13 June 2019 )and the winning team will be announced during the Opening of the Flood Proof Romania Polder.

The Wetskills Foundation and its partners invites Bachelor (final stage), Master, PhD students and recent graduates to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Bucharest – Romania. We are looking for students and Young Professionals from universities and organisations from Europe and abroad with a passion for water

Apply for Wetskills-Romania 2019 (period: 3-14 June)

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

Application and selection (extended) deadline: 10 April 2019
(After the first deadline, every week the Wetskills Foundation will select the last candidates on a first come first served basis).

Who can apply?
Any Young Water Professionals (up to 5 years of working experience) and last year Bachelor, Master or PhD student and recent graduates from European universities or organizations with a passion for water and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?
Prepare a motivation letter and resume, go to the Wetskills website, fill in the online application form on the website and
submit it.

For more information, please see the pdf below, or visit the Wetskills website.

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