Less than two weeks for world watertech hubs to meet in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
WaterCampus Leeuwarden is making the final preparations for its first ever European Water Technology Week, taking place on 24 – 27 September 2018.
Given the fact that the city of Leeuwarden has been honoured with the title Cultural Capital of Europe 2018, the usual events that take place at the WaterCampus have been clustered in one big promising global water technology event.On the exhibition floor the latest innovations by the Wetsus research institute will be shown.
Connecting the hubs
The WaterCampus Leeuwarden is one of the leading hubs on innovative water technology in the world and during the week it seeks to connect all other hubs in the world.
Presentations by representatives from water hubs from Israel, South Korea, Singapore, China and USA, will form the building blocks of the congress programme.
As water issues get more complex, it has become essential to address these issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.
The event promises lively debates on the question how multidisciplinary cooperation can help to solve societal challenges around water.
The programme covers issues like water scarcity, water pollution and water & health, but also the water sector’s contribution to the circular economy.
Keynote speakers from all over the world will present their views from a business, scientific and political perspective.
Companies, universities and governments have to work together to spur innovation in the water technology sector. This need for cooperation has been at the hearth of the WaterCampus Leeuwarden since it started in 2005.
Challenge, matchmaking and demo sites
Furthermore, the programme includes the WIS-award challenge with 10 nominated candidates to pitch their innovative technology on the main stage and battle for first place and a prize of 10.000 Euro of marketing and promotion support.
On 25 and 26 September a match making event called WaterMatch will take place. Participants can expect pre-selected 20 minute talks to investigate mutual interests and discuss potential collaboration.
The week closes with four fieldtrips on the issues of resource recovery, water & agrofood, water & energy and water & health.
The tours include visits to the various demo sites, situated around the city of Leeuwarden. The sites are part of the WaterCampus, facilitating researchers and companies to test their new technologies in a real life environment. The sites offer plug-in-and-play facilities.
The programme includes:
● Monday 24 September: plenary opening, WIS award pitches, sessions on global water tech hubs
● Tuesday 25 September: parallel sessions on water tech
● Wednesday 26 September: parallel sessions and final plenary on global water tech hubs
● Thursday 27 September: four thematic field trips on resource recovery, agrofood, energy and health.
Read also on this website
● International audit qualifies Wetsus as world class water technology institute, 10 October 2017
● Wetsus passes mark of 100 companies participating in water technology research, 29 September 2015
● Water Tech Fest: Let’s make disruptive water technology happen, 26 May 2016
● WaterCampus Leeuwarden expands global network by participation in UN cities programme, 19 December 2014
● Expertise: Water technology
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