From day one the Netherland water pavilion has been a central meeting point at the IWA world water congress 2012.

Most Dutch water professionals attending the congress, use the pavilion as a meeting place for their appointments with foreign colleagues.

The biannual IWA congress takes place in Busan, Korea from September 16 - 21.

The Dutch booth (stand 300) has its usual open character and, in combination with its good reputation for hospitality, many distinguished guest have already visited the pavilion, such as dr. Soo-Gil Young, chairman of the Presidential Committee of Green Growth in Korea and environment minister Assunção Cristas of Portugal.

Director Theo Schmitz of VEWIN (left) talks to Portuguese minister Assunção Cristas (middle).

Participants in the Netherlands water pavilion are:

is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services for infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. With more than 21,000 employees and more than 3.2 billion USD in revenue. Arcadis ranks among the top ten management and engineering consultancies in the world, the top five in Europe, Brazil and Chile, and the top three in the global environmental market.

Berghof Membrane Technology
supplies innovative MBR side stream concepts and is a market leader for successful installation of industrial wastewater treatment systems. Its global sales network includes strategical OEM-partners, agents and distributors. Berghof has an extensive know-how based on more than 35 years of experience in industrial and municipal wastewater, oily wastewater and beverages.

Berson UV Techniek
a manufacturer and global supplier of ultraviolet (UV) technology. Established in 1972, Berson is part of the water division of Halma plc. In conjunction with affiliated Halma plc companies Hanovia (UK) and Aquionics (US), Berson is the leader in UV disinfection and has over 85 years of experience in the manufacture, application, and development of UV equipment.

Convergence Beheer
develops and supplies fully customised fluid and gas testing systems for industry and laboratories. The reduced design-and-build times, faster testing, reliable results, and efficient and easy testing and experimenting, means faster testing and a shorter time to market for its customers.

Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment
is an international operating company supplying innovative solutions for environmental research, monitoring and information systems for sustainable water and soil management. With more than 65 trained distributors and partners worldwide, it offers innovative and excellent products for sampling, monitoring (quality and quantity), field testing and laboratory equipment.

European Benchmarking Co-operation
is an industry-based, not-for-profit benchmarking initiative for water services. It aims to facilitate water utilities in improving their performance and raising transparency. The International Water Association (IWA) fully supports EBC’s benchmarking programme

Dutch water related organisations present at the IWA world water congress 2012 with their own stands are:

KWR Watercycle Research Institute (stand 520)
is one of the world’s leading water knowledge institutes in the field. KWR plays an important role as an interface between society, the water sector and science. To improve the match between knowledge and application in countries abroad, KWR launched the Watershare toolbox, packed with many practical solutions.

(read more on the special KWR website:

PWN Technologies (stand 522)
is a subsidiary of water supply company PWN and has developed advanced and sustainable solutions in water treatment, based on suspended ion exchange, ceramic membrane applications and advanced oxidation. PWN Technologies also delivers innovative solutions for drinking-water production in emerging countries.

More information
Netherlands Water Partnership
The Hague, the Netherlands
+31 70 304 3700

The Hague, the Netherlands
+31 70 41 44 750

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