Last week Water Alliance participated in the Korea International Water Week (KIWW2019), in Daegu South Korea. The week also marked the official opening of the Korea Water Cluster (KWC).
On behalf of the Water Alliance weret Harro Brons, international Business Developer and Managing Director Hein Molenkamp were present. “The Water Alliance participated at the International Water Industry Business Workshop, organised by Dyetec. Dyetec and the Water Alliance signed a MoU in September 2018, where the matchmaking is a result of the cooperation between the two organisations”, Harro says. “It was very exciting to exchange knowledge with participating Korean companies”.
The World Water Cities Forum 2019 took place on Thursday. Our partner in the province of Fryslân also participated in this. In the afternoon we participated in a business meeting, where various matches were made between Korean and Dutch companies during the week. Hein adds: ‘On Friday, we signed an MOU with K-Eco. This is the organization that has been appointed by the South Korean Ministry to take charge of the KWC opened there. These are of course only small steps, but if you really want to take international cooperation seriously, you must get to know each other well and also dare to share knowledge and business.”
“Naturally this requires patience, but in a world where climate change can no longer be denied and water scarcity is a daily issue, international cooperation is the only way to find solutions. It was nice to hear that in November a number of Korean companies and organizations are coming to the upcoming Aquatech in Amsterdam for further steps in collaboration”.