dws-aiww2015-nereda-academy-noppeney-maenhout-770px-1Royal HaskoningDHV and World water academy have established a Global Nereda Academy to support the global breakthrough of the Dutch Nereda technology for wastewater treatment. The first training courses have already been organized.

The new academy was officially announced at the Aquatech Amsterdam 2015 trade exhibition on 3 November by global director for water technology René Noppeney (left) of Royal HaskoningDHV and director Agens Maenhout (right) of the World Water academy.

Special education programme
As a result of the international breakthrough of the Nereda technology there is a growing demand for professional training related to this wastewater treatment technology. Therefore, it is agreed to establish a special education programme in close cooperation with the leading Dutch education centre for water professionals.

Royal HaskoningDHV delivers substantive contributions and trainers, World Water Academy designs programs with educational methods and monitors the quality.

dws-rhdhv-nereda-ireland-wwtp-carrigtohill-350pxOne of the many Nereda plants under construction is this one at wwtp Carrigtohill in Ireland.

Combining expert knowledge
Agnes Maenhout, director World water academy: "Developing a Global Nereda Academy is the ultimate example of added value through cooperation. With our educational and programmatic input the Nereda knowledge of experts from Royal HaskoningDHV will find direct application for the user."

René Noppeney, Global director water technology products & innovation by Royal HaskoningDHV: "The combination of didactic knowledge and experience of World water academy and our technical expertise allows us to offer professional courses for our national and international clients."

Wide range of courses
The Global Nereda Academy is developing a wide range of courses and modules on different levels. Apart from the basics of the Nereda technology and the design of plants, operation, process control and investment decisions are also discussed.

Each module is customized with specific learning objectives for the target group and appropriate materials for the installation and the country. Exchanging knowledge on a full-scale installation in the Netherlands is an integral part of the programs.

About Nereda technology
Nereda is a new Dutch sustainable wastewater treatment technology for which there is considerable international demand.

Nereda treats wastewater with an aerobic granular biomass that quickly sink. The plants are cheaper than traditional plants and up to four times smaller. Moreover, they consume up to half the energy and hardly any chemicals are required.

The technology was developed by Delft University of Technology and Royal HaskoningDHV in cooperation with the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA) and several Dutch water authorities.

About World water academy
The World Water Academy is the international branch of the non-profit Dutch national education institute for water professional.

The academy provides a sustainable training concept with an international character on a practical level, aimed at training field workers, providing water professionals more skills and providing customized courses to increase knowledge and raising awareness.

This news item was originally published on the website of Royal HaskoningDHV.

Read also on this website
● Wastewater treatment plant operators from Dutch water boards assist in worldwide start-ups new Nereda plants, 23 June 2015
● First of three Nereda wastewater treatment plants in Ireland took flow, 10 September 2015

More information
Royal HaskoningDHV
Amersfoort, the Netherlands
+31 88 348 20 00

World water academy
Nieuwegein, the Netherlands
+31 30 60 69 400