IWM Kurseong
Delegation Visit in Sweden
8-15 September 2012
The Delegation arrived in Stockholm Saturday, 8
September 2012. They landed at 5 in the afternoon
and was taken to the hotel Sjörfartshotellet by
“Slussen” on “Södermalm” in Stockholm. They had
dinner at the hotel.
The following day some sightseeing in town and a trip
by boat “Stockholm Under Broarna”. Lunch at Ulla
Winbladh on Djurgården and lastly a visit at Wasa
Program Monday September 10
An intense day packed with presentations at the IVL office. Weather was
great, short walk to restaurant for lunch and a little longer for the dinner.
Charlotte Eriksson from Sida
discussing with the Chairman to
the left and Östen Ekengren after
his presentation to the right.
Tord Svedberg CEO at IVL below
Ambassador of India Mrs.
Banashri Bose Harrison
gave a very inspiring
speech expressing her
personal engagement in
the project. More info at
the embassy wepage
Program Tuesday September 11
Sjöstadsverket is R&D facility is a platform for development and exchange of knowledge
and technologies in water treatment and related environmental technology. It promotes
cooperation among companies, experts/researchers and municipal sewage works to meet
future challenges in the water and wastewater sector.
The delegation was impressed by the
facilities and got an informative tour. There
are plans to involve Christian further on in
the project.
In the afternoon Andrius Plepyus from IIIEE had a
workshop on training required to progress in the water
management for Kurseong.
Upon arriving in Skellefteå the delegation was taken to a wilderness camp to
experience local food such as moose, reindeer and trout followed by the
indispensible sauna and hot tub.
Program Wednesday September 12
The day in Skellefteå had a good balance between informative and
energetic presentations mixed with hands on related study visits and
engaging discussions. Frisk walks to and from all locations offered
plenty of informal and productive discussions.
The water manager in Skellefteå, Ola Burström to the
lef. Ismail and Sanna below and Kjell and Magnus on
the right.
Program Thursday September 13
The day at SIWI was truly informative and professional where Per
Bertilsson welcomed us all and explained who SIWI are and Alastair
Morrison introduced some of the SIWI engagements. Moa Cortobius
spoke to us about the importance of involving women in the decision
making process and their role as water managers. Johanna Sjödin gave
practical examples from a textile project in India and lastly Maria
Joacobson spoke about water integrity.
Per Bertilsson on the left and
Maria Jacobson on the right.
Moa on the left
Program Friday September 14
Back at IVL for a day inside the first rain of the week fell over Stockholm. Johan
initiated thoughts towards a plan for risk management. In the afternoon great
discussion in relation to awareness raising and school exchange.
The farewell dinner was held at an Indian restaurant and concluded this intense
week as productive and interesting. The dinner set out several short term goals for
the upcoming stakeholder meeting.
Martin from Donnergymnasiet, Andrius via Skype and Joakim Brodahl at Keep Sweden Tidy
Saturday September 15
This day was partially aimed at reflection but mainly time on their own to
see and experience Stockholm. After some hectic shopping hours in town
Mattias met up and arranged the departure to the airport.

Delegation Visit_IWM Kurseong