Review Dutch participation in Singapore International Water Week 2012
"Why a red jacket?", directeur Lennart Silvis of the Netherlands Water Partnership asks professor Mark van Loosdrecht, winner of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2012.
Mark van Loosdrecht was the key guest at the well-attended networking drinks reception in the Holland pavilion at the Singapore International Water Week.
For the occasion of the hand out of the award Van Loosdrecht had dressed in a very remarkable red suit jacket. “Because I like red and it is the colour of the Anammox-bacteria”, answered the proud winner.
The hand out of the award is the annual high light of the Singapore International Water Week.
Commenting on the international appreciation of his breakthrough work, the professor of the Technical University of Delft mentioned the unique corporation within the Dutch water sector between research institutes, governmental agencies, water suppliers and water technology firms. “Everybody is involved in the whole process from the idea to the product.”
Many Dutch experts who closely worked with Van Loosdrecht were also present at the reception.
Van Loosdrecht’s research has already resulted in successful waste water treatment processes such as Anammox, Babe and Nereda that are now worldwide marketed by Dutch water technology firms such as RoyalHaskoningDHV and Paques .
Director Martien den Blanken (left) of drinking water company PWN gives his view on water technology and water supply at the European Business Forum chaired by Thierry Mallet of Suez Environment (right)
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