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WATER INNOVATION EUROPE 2022

What is the role of water in the net-zero society?


In Water Europe, we believe in leadership, collaboration, and results, cultivating a culture within the innovative water sector distinguished for its visionary, inclusive, and impactful spirit. We want to hear about your solutions, your expertise during this day on the role of water in a net-zero society.


In too many conferences, we have been flooded with data, overwatered with facts on the importance of water only leading to a Colorado effect: a river which does not reach the sea anymore. All of us need to stand up for the real value of water and build a Water-Smart Society.

  • It means a society in which the true value of water is recognized and realized;
  • all available water sources are managed in such a way that water scarcity and pollution of water resources are avoided;
  • water and resource loops are largely closed to foster a circular economy and optimal resource efficiency;
  • the water system is resilient against the impact of climate change events;
  • and all relevant stakeholders are involved in the governance of our water system.


During the last months, the European institutions pursue to roll out the green carpet for a low carbon and digitalized economy: Healthy soils strategy, Fitfor55, the Next Generation programme.

However, what is the role of water when we emerge from the carbon tunnel? Will the green carpet turn blue? It will be too late.


Three key legislations are currently under revision in our common house:

🔹How can water head a new industrial emissions directive which steers Europe to a strategic autonomy in a net-zero society?

🔹How can water turn the urban wastewater management into a resource for local stakeholders with multiple benefits in a net-zero society?

🔹How can water – from the pick of our mountains to our costal lines, navigating across the diversity of our wetlands – provide healthy bath hotspots for the benefit of our net-zero society?


Finally, thinking that whatever happens outside Europe will have no impact inside Europe is a tale. We are not in a closed society. The European Union – by the voice of the Commissioner for neighborhood and enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, – affirms its support to one of our partner to combat climate change through the achievement of a Water-Smart Society. How so can we outline a water-smart diplomacy of a net-zero carbon Europe?


Let's write together a new page of Water Europe's story and head towards a water-smart net-zero carbon society.

Agenda

  • June 14, 2022

  • June 15, 2022

  • June 16, 2022

June 14, 2022

Main Schedule

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
(Hybrid) Water Projects Europe-WATER-MINING: How can innovation projects support a Water-Smart Industrial Emissions Directive?
Online & In-person side-event: Discussion between 5 Case Studies

Online - Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81197742371

In-person: Newton AB - BluePoint Brussels
Durk Krol (Executive Director of Water Europe)
Andrea Rubini (Director of Operations at Water Europe)
Evdokia Achilleos (Head of Sector at European Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission)
Kristina Wencki (research coordinator at IWW Water Centre - Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasser Beratungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Institut für Wasserchemie und Wassertechnologie))
Dimitris Xevgenos (Executive Project Coordinator at TU Delft)
Gerard Van den Berg (Project Manager at KWR Water Research Institute)
Maria Loizidou (Professor at NTUA - National Technical University of Athens)
Kallirroi Panteleak (Project Manager at SEALEAU B.V.)
Gergana Chapanova (Project Coordinator at DOW Chemical Company)
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Evening Networking Programme (WIE2022 Networking Dinner)
Einstein ABC: Floor -1 BluePoint Brussels
Durk Krol (Executive Director of Water Europe)
Mike Farrimond (Honorary member at Water Europe)
Paul Ruebig (Member at EESC)

Side-event

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
(In-person) EJWP Project Presentations
BluePoint Brussels, Room: Newton AB
Naomi Timmer (Director of EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)
Manon Berge (EJWP participant at EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)
Borko Radivojevic (EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)
Benjamin Hermans (Proces engineer at De Watergroep)
Merel Mostert (EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)
Andres Lucht Uribe (Water Engineer at DECHEMA e.V.)
Lander Wantens (Natuurpunt)
Dimitris Kofinas (Associate Researcher at UTH - University of Thessaly)
Maureen Walschot (Université catholique de Louvain)
Isabella de Bok (Municipality of Helmond)
Mirela Sertić Perić (Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb)
Nikos Mellios (PhD at UTH - University of Thessaly)

Speakers

Durk Krol (Executive Director of Water Europe)

Durk Krol

Executive Director of Water Europe

Hans Goossens (CEO of De Watergroep)

Hans Goossens

CEO of De Watergroep

Mike Farrimond (Honorary member at Water Europe)

Mike Farrimond

Honorary member at Water Europe

Tomás Michel Mayer (President at Water Europe)

Tomás Michel Mayer

President at Water Europe

Andrea Rubini (Director of Operations at Water Europe)

Andrea Rubini

Director of Operations at Water Europe

Luisa Prista (Advisor to Board at Water Europe)

Luisa Prista

Advisor to Board at Water Europe

Patricia Calderon (Associate Director, Water Security of CDP Europe - Carbon Disclosure Project)

Patricia Calderon

Associate Director, Water Security of CDP Europe - Carbon Disclosure Project

Geoff Townsend (Industry Fellow at ECOLAB (Nalco Water))

Geoff Townsend

Industry Fellow at ECOLAB (Nalco Water)

Michael Jensen Hunnicke (Head of EU Affairs at Grundfos Holding)

Michael Jensen Hunnicke

Head of EU Affairs at Grundfos Holding

Tanguy Mathon (Key Accounts and Partnerships director of AQUASSAY)

Tanguy Mathon

Key Accounts and Partnerships director of AQUASSAY

Veronica Manfredi (Director of European Commission - DG ENV)

Veronica Manfredi

Director of European Commission - DG ENV

Tania Pentcheva (Senior Manager Government and Industry Relations at Xylem Inc.)

Tania Pentcheva

Senior Manager Government and Industry Relations at Xylem Inc.

Monica Frassoni (President at European Alliance to Save Energy)

Monica Frassoni

President at European Alliance to Save Energy

Louise Haxthausen (Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels at UNESCO)

Louise Haxthausen

Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels at UNESCO

Bettina Wilk (Senior officer NbS and biodiversity at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability)

Bettina Wilk

Senior officer NbS and biodiversity at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Ruben Fernandes (Executive Board Member at Águas do Porto EM)

Ruben Fernandes

Executive Board Member at Águas do Porto EM

Leonard Oste (Sr researcher sediment and water quality at Deltares)

Leonard Oste

Sr researcher sediment and water quality at Deltares

Claudia Topalli (Senior Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager at IDEXX)

Claudia Topalli

Senior Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager at IDEXX

Antidia Citores (Spokesperson, Lobbying Manager at Surfrider Foundation Europe)

Antidia Citores

Spokesperson, Lobbying Manager at Surfrider Foundation Europe

Arnout Ruelens (Program Coordinator at City of Mechelen)

Arnout Ruelens

Program Coordinator at City of Mechelen

Denis Bonvillain (Head of EU Public Affairs at Veolia)

Denis Bonvillain

Head of EU Public Affairs at Veolia

Jovana Gojkovic (Senior Officer, External Relations at Aqua Publica Europea)

Jovana Gojkovic

Senior Officer, External Relations at Aqua Publica Europea

Volker Meyer (General Manager at FIGAWA - Association of Companies for Gas and Water Technologies)

Volker Meyer

General Manager at FIGAWA - Association of Companies for Gas and Water Technologies

Anne Marie Zinck (Danish Ministry of Environment)

Anne Marie Zinck

Danish Ministry of Environment

Pernille Weiss (Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Chair of the MEP Water Group at European Parliament)

Pernille Weiss

Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Chair of the MEP Water Group at European Parliament

Evdokia Achilleos (Head of Sector at European Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission)

Evdokia Achilleos

Head of Sector at European Research Executive Agency (REA), European Commission

Kristina Wencki (research coordinator at IWW Water Centre - Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasser Beratungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Institut für Wasserchemie und Wassertechnologie))

Kristina Wencki

research coordinator at IWW Water Centre - Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wasser Beratungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (Institut für Wasserchemie und Wassertechnologie)

Dimitris Xevgenos (Executive Project Coordinator at TU Delft)

Dimitris Xevgenos

Executive Project Coordinator at TU Delft

Gerard Van den Berg (Project Manager at KWR Water Research Institute)

Gerard Van den Berg

Project Manager at KWR Water Research Institute

Maria Loizidou (Professor at NTUA - National Technical University of Athens)

Maria Loizidou

Professor at NTUA - National Technical University of Athens

Inês Breda (Product and Process Manager of Filtration Technology at DWF - Danish Water Forum)

Inês Breda

Product and Process Manager of Filtration Technology at DWF - Danish Water Forum

Esther Diez Cebollero (Scientific officer/ Water JPI Coordinator at ANR, the French National Research Agency)

Esther Diez Cebollero

Scientific officer/ Water JPI Coordinator at ANR, the French National Research Agency

Alfonso Expósito García (Professor Associate at University of Malaga)

Alfonso Expósito García

Professor Associate at University of Malaga

Eva Enyedi (Water Scarcity Project Manager at Climate Kic)

Eva Enyedi

Water Scarcity Project Manager at Climate Kic

Naomi Timmer (Director of EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)

Naomi Timmer

Director of EJWP - European Junior Water Programme

Manon Berge (EJWP participant at EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)

Manon Berge

EJWP participant at EJWP - European Junior Water Programme

Borko Radivojevic (EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)

Borko Radivojevic

EJWP - European Junior Water Programme

Benjamin Hermans (Proces engineer at De Watergroep)

Benjamin Hermans

Proces engineer at De Watergroep

Merel Mostert (EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)

Merel Mostert

EJWP - European Junior Water Programme

Andres Lucht Uribe (Water Engineer at DECHEMA e.V.)

Andres Lucht Uribe

Water Engineer at DECHEMA e.V.

Lander Wantens (Natuurpunt)

Lander Wantens

Natuurpunt

Maureen Walschot (Université catholique de Louvain)

Maureen Walschot

Université catholique de Louvain

Isabella de Bok (Municipality of Helmond)

Isabella de Bok

Municipality of Helmond

Mirela Sertić Perić (Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb)

Mirela Sertić Perić

Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb

Gergana Chapanova (Project Coordinator at DOW Chemical Company)

Gergana Chapanova

Project Coordinator at DOW Chemical Company

Nikos Mellios (PhD at UTH - University of Thessaly)

Nikos Mellios

PhD at UTH - University of Thessaly

Neil Dhot (AQUAFED)

Neil Dhot

AQUAFED

Louise Vanysacker (R&D Manager at De Watergroep)

Louise Vanysacker

R&D Manager at De Watergroep

Zakhar Maletskyi (Associate Professor at NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences / Norges miljø- og Biovitenskapelige Universitet)

Zakhar Maletskyi

Associate Professor at NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences / Norges miljø- og Biovitenskapelige Universitet

Maria Cristina Pasi (Senjor advisor in Innovation & Managing director Izar of IZAR - Innovation Zone for Accountable Results)

Maria Cristina Pasi

Senjor advisor in Innovation & Managing director Izar of IZAR - Innovation Zone for Accountable Results

Cristian Carboni (Light Industries Market Manager at Industrie De Nora S.p.a.)

Cristian Carboni

Light Industries Market Manager at Industrie De Nora S.p.a.

Rasha Hassan (Project officer at EJWP - European Junior Water Programme)

Rasha Hassan

Project officer at EJWP - European Junior Water Programme

Richard Elelman (Head of Politics, EURECAT.   Acting Director of the UN World Water Quality Alliance at EURECAT - Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya)

Richard Elelman

Head of Politics, EURECAT. Acting Director of the UN World Water Quality Alliance at EURECAT - Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya

Paul Ruebig (Member at EESC)

Paul Ruebig

Member at EESC

Dimitris Kofinas (Associate Researcher at UTH - University of Thessaly)

Dimitris Kofinas

Associate Researcher at UTH - University of Thessaly

Durk Krol (Executive Director of Water Europe)

Durk Krol

Executive Director of Water Europe

Kallirroi Panteleak (Project Manager at SEALEAU B.V.)

Kallirroi Panteleak

Project Manager at SEALEAU B.V.

Sponsors and Partners

Exhibitors

EIT Community Water Scarcity

EIT Community Water Scarcity

Finding innovative solutions for Water Scarcity in Southern Europe

ECOMONDO - The Green Technology Expo organised by IEG SPA

ECOMONDO - The Green Technology Expo organised by IEG SPA

Leading the ecological transition.

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Venue

Venue

BluePoint Brussels
80 Boulevard A. Reyerslaan, 1030
Brussels, Belgium

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