22 augustus - 3 september
Wetskills Foundation will organize the Water Challenge for the second time in Budapest, Hungary. This event’s theme is Liveable Rivers in a Green Economy. It will be part of the Wetskills Europe Tour with three events on a row: Hungary, Denmark and Romania.
This edition of Wetskills will start on 22 August 2021, and is in and around to the beautiful city of Budapest along the Danube River. During the 2-weeks program the participants were working in international, multidisciplinary teams on real-life water cases. The finals and awarding will be an hybrid workshop with livestream on 2 September.
Are you a student or young professional from Hungary, Europe or other parts of the world, and do you want to make a difference in the water & sustainability sector? Would you like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the culture of Hungary? Do you want to work on challenging water-energy-food issues and get to present your ideas? Then this is your chance!
The drought related case that is part of the waterchallenge #denktankdroogte is case 4: Virtual Water flows between Romania and Hungary
Is it possible to use water on places when you are not present at that moment? Yes, it is! A virtual water flow is embedded water in products that are produced (with water use during the production process) at location A and consumed (with the embedded water in that product) at location B. Import and export mean a flow of virtual water as well. The Water Footprint, the method that determines the freshwater use in production processes, is an excellent tool to provide insights in the virtual water flows between continents, countries and/or river basins. How can we use the virtual water flow between Romania and Hungary for improving the sustainable freshwater use in both countries?
This case is first part of the CaseBooster programme, where the virtual water flows between the countries will be determined. With the provided information a practical case will be set up for Wetskills in Hungary or in Romania. So, detailed information will be provided in a later stage.
For more information and registration: https://wetskills.com/event/wetskills-hungary-2021/