Korean-Swiss Science Days: Water for the Future (9-10. November 2011, ETH Zurich)
In parallel with the launch of the third call for proposals for the bilateral Korean-Swiss Science and Technology Program, the National Research Foundation in Korea (NRF), ETH Zurich and the Competence Centre for Drinking Water at Eawag (CCDW) jointly organized a small conference with a focus on water management. The conference brought together 6 Korean and 7 Swiss expert speakers (Eawag, University of Basel, University of Neuchatel) covering a broad range of scientific expertise in water resource management, microbial screening and disinfection, oxidation and photocatalysis, filtration processes and real time information and system control with respect to flood and stream management. The conference was concluded with a presentation and guided tour at the lake water purification facility Lengg (Zurich).
The presentations were followed by vivid discussions and a strong interest in increased cooperation with EAWAG was evident. At the end of the conference it became clear that at least two joint proposals to the bilateral program were going to be submitted by participants of the workshop.