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Nederlandse watertechnologiesector: constante economische groei met innovatie als drijvende kracht

Nederlandse watertechnologiesector: constante economische groei met innovatie als drijvende kracht

Behind the PhD degree: Rita Branco

Behind the PhD degree: Rita Branco

Winnaar DJWP

Winnaar DJWP

New video!

New video!

Focus on ice with delegation from Italy

Focus on ice with delegation from Italy

Succesvolle Winter Watertech Weken

Succesvolle Winter Watertech Weken

Behind the PhD degree: Olga Bernadet

Behind the PhD degree: Olga Bernadet

Behind the PhD Degree – Edwin Ross

Behind the PhD Degree – Edwin Ross

Behind the PhD-degree – Maarten van de Griend

Behind the PhD-degree – Maarten van de Griend

Wetsus at Aquatech 2023: Industrial & Corporate Water World

Wetsus at Aquatech 2023: Industrial & Corporate Water World

Marcel Mulder Award 2023

Marcel Mulder Award 2023

Externe evaluaties: Wetsus-onderzoek excellent en relevant

Externe evaluaties: Wetsus-onderzoek excellent en relevant

The ECG International Conference 2024 is coming to Leeuwarden!

The ECG International Conference 2024 is coming to Leeuwarden!

PhD Call!

PhD Call!

Behind the PhD degree: Vania Scarlet Chavez Rico

Behind the PhD degree: Vania Scarlet Chavez Rico

Behind the PhD degree: Olga Sójka

Behind the PhD degree: Olga Sójka

Behind the PhD degree: Bárbara Vital

Behind the PhD degree: Bárbara Vital

Behind the PhD degree – Xiaoxia Liu

Behind the PhD degree – Xiaoxia Liu

Work at Wetsus

Work at Wetsus

Behind the PhD degree: João Pereira

Behind the PhD degree: João Pereira

Behind the PhD degree: Carlo Belloni

Behind the PhD degree: Carlo Belloni

Wetterskip Fryslân en Wetsus onderzoeken afvalwater huishoudens   

Wetterskip Fryslân en Wetsus onderzoeken afvalwater huishoudens   

Behind the PhD degree: Qingdian Shu

Behind the PhD degree: Qingdian Shu

Behind the PhD degree: Ruben Halfwerk

Behind the PhD degree: Ruben Halfwerk

Honours project nominated!

Honours project nominated!

Thomas Prot wins thesis award KNCV

Thomas Prot wins thesis award KNCV

Behind the PhD degree: Shuyana A. Heredia Deba

Behind the PhD degree: Shuyana A. Heredia Deba

Behind the PhD degree: Catarina Simões

Behind the PhD degree: Catarina Simões

Long term funding for Wetsus secured

Long term funding for Wetsus secured

Webinar The Future of Carbon Valorization online

Webinar The Future of Carbon Valorization online

aqa.earth joins Wetsus

aqa.earth joins Wetsus

Nijhuis Saur Industries participates in Wetsus to develop sustainable water treatment technologies

Nijhuis Saur Industries participates in Wetsus to develop sustainable water treatment technologies

Research into sustainable production of faster ice in Thialf Ice Stadium

Research into sustainable production of faster ice in Thialf Ice Stadium

Wetsus Congress 2023

Wetsus Congress 2023

Behind the PhD degree: Ruizhe Pei

Behind the PhD degree: Ruizhe Pei

Behind the PhD degree: Ángel Estévez Alonso

Behind the PhD degree: Ángel Estévez Alonso

Behind the PhD degree: Rose Sharifian

Behind the PhD degree: Rose Sharifian

Bijeenkomst: Mestvergisting: goed of slecht?

Bijeenkomst: Mestvergisting: goed of slecht?

Investor Readiness Programme 2022

Investor Readiness Programme 2022

Heike Schmitt appointed as professor of ‘Antibiotic resistance in the water cycle’

Heike Schmitt appointed as professor of ‘Antibiotic resistance in the water cycle’

Behind the PhD-degree Yujia Luo

Behind the PhD-degree Yujia Luo

Behind the PhD degree: Mariana Rodrigues

Behind the PhD degree: Mariana Rodrigues

Carlo Belloni wins Marcel Mulder Award

Carlo Belloni wins Marcel Mulder Award

Wetsus and TU Delft win international water prize for the development of ViviMag

Wetsus and TU Delft win international water prize for the development of ViviMag

Behind the PhD degree: Zexin Qian

Behind the PhD degree: Zexin Qian

Behind the PhD degree: Antoine Karengera

Behind the PhD degree: Antoine Karengera

Wetsus news July 2022

Wetsus news July 2022

Esther de Kroon wins national sustainability thesis prize

Esther de Kroon wins national sustainability thesis prize

RecaP workshop: future phosphorus experts at Wetsus

RecaP workshop: future phosphorus experts at Wetsus

Langjarige financiering van Wetsus door het Rijk/Dutch government provides long term financing to Wetsus

Langjarige financiering van Wetsus door het Rijk/Dutch government provides long term financing to Wetsus

Demo factory for natural plastic substitute opened in Dordrecht

Demo factory for natural plastic substitute opened in Dordrecht

Forest restoration for green water

Forest restoration for green water

WaterCampus Open Door Day

WaterCampus Open Door Day

Nationaal Groeifondsmiddelen gereserveerd voor veiligstellen Nederlandse waterbeschikbaarheid

Nationaal Groeifondsmiddelen gereserveerd voor veiligstellen Nederlandse waterbeschikbaarheid

Wetsus @ Expeditie Next

Wetsus @ Expeditie Next

New date webinar Applied Genomics

New date webinar Applied Genomics

Dutch Junior Water Prize 2022

Dutch Junior Water Prize 2022

New PhD positions!

New PhD positions!

Nature-inspired reverse hurricane: water aeration 5x quicker and more than 40x cheaper

Nature-inspired reverse hurricane: water aeration 5x quicker and more than 40x cheaper

Behind the PhD degree: Rik de Vries

Behind the PhD degree: Rik de Vries

Watertech talents return

Watertech talents return

11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Wetsus Webinar: Applied Genomics: towards routine use in water monitoring

Wetsus Webinar: Applied Genomics: towards routine use in water monitoring

Behind the PhD degree: Caspar Geelen

Behind the PhD degree: Caspar Geelen

Wetsus program enables ambitions new government

Wetsus program enables ambitions new government

Behind the PhD-degree: Rebeca Pallarés Vega and Thomas Prot

Behind the PhD-degree: Rebeca Pallarés Vega and Thomas Prot

Wetsus at Aquatech

Wetsus at Aquatech

Behind the PhD-degree: Małgorzata Roman

Behind the PhD-degree: Małgorzata Roman

Wetsus member Dutch Artificial Intelligence Coalition

Wetsus member Dutch Artificial Intelligence Coalition

Emad al-Dhubhani wins Marcel Mulder prize

Emad al-Dhubhani wins Marcel Mulder prize

Michel Saakes appointed NHL Stenden Professor of Applied Sciences Water-Smart Hydrogen

Michel Saakes appointed NHL Stenden Professor of Applied Sciences Water-Smart Hydrogen

Behind the PhD-degree: Ettore Virga

Behind the PhD-degree: Ettore Virga

Wetsus granted  EU status “HR excellence in Research”

Wetsus granted EU status “HR excellence in Research”

Nederland bij de jubileum-editie Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Nederland bij de jubileum-editie Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Interview Cees Buisman

Interview Cees Buisman

Shortcutting the Nitrogen Cycle: N.E.W.B.I.E.S. animation

Shortcutting the Nitrogen Cycle: N.E.W.B.I.E.S. animation

NHL Stenden and Wetsus signing partnership contract

NHL Stenden and Wetsus signing partnership contract

Wetsus webinars

Wetsus webinars

Evaluation report TO2

Evaluation report TO2

ConsenCUS: upscaling Wetsus technology to demonstrate electricity-driven carbon capture, utilisation, and storage

ConsenCUS: upscaling Wetsus technology to demonstrate electricity-driven carbon capture, utilisation, and storage

Winner Wetsus Photo Contest

Winner Wetsus Photo Contest

Girls’day!

Girls’day!

Size matters: Winnaar Dutch Junior Water Prize bekend

Size matters: Winnaar Dutch Junior Water Prize bekend

Wetsus Science & Technology newsletter

Wetsus Science & Technology newsletter

€ 8 million for consortium Enabling water technology

€ 8 million for consortium Enabling water technology

Wetsus Innovations

Wetsus Innovations

Wetsus secures new European funding for PhD program

Wetsus secures new European funding for PhD program

Marcel Mulder Award 2020 goes to Ettore Virga

Marcel Mulder Award 2020 goes to Ettore Virga

Crucial step in de upscaling of PHBV bioplastic production from sewage sludge and organic waste

Crucial step in de upscaling of PHBV bioplastic production from sewage sludge and organic waste

PhD positions available!

PhD positions available!

Three defenses in Leeuwarden

Three defenses in Leeuwarden

Japan wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Japan wins Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Advisory report water technology presented

Advisory report water technology presented

Top 7 Cited Papers Nutrient Removal and Recovery

Top 7 Cited Papers Nutrient Removal and Recovery

Dutch Campuses: invest in physical innovation ecosystems

Dutch Campuses: invest in physical innovation ecosystems

Financieringstafel Nederland Watertechnologie

Financieringstafel Nederland Watertechnologie

European Water Technology Week 2020 cancelled, next edition in 2022

European Water Technology Week 2020 cancelled, next edition in 2022

Wetsus News June 2020

Wetsus News June 2020

Wetsus’ continuity secured for coming years

Wetsus’ continuity secured for coming years

Research

Research

Science for global water challenges
Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Combining scientific excellence with commercial relevance
Education

Education

Facilitating innovation in water technology

European projects

Current projects Completed projects
RecaP

RecaP

Capture, recycling and societal management of phosphorus in the environment-RecaP is a multidisciplinary Innovative Training Network for early-stage researchers to become the new generation of phosphorus specialists, funded through H2020.
Water mining

Water mining

The Water Mining project aims to provide examples for real-world implementation of the Water Framework Directive to help the transition to a circular economy. It also ties in with the recently presented European Green Deal
REPARES

REPARES

Research platform on antibiotic resistance spread through wastewater treatment plants, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
SCALIBUR

SCALIBUR

Leading a revolution in biowaste recycling, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
iWATERMAP

iWATERMAP

Water Technology Innovation Roadmaps, funded through INTERREG Europe
RM@Schools

RM@Schools

For a wide dissemination of Raw Materials related themes at Schools, funded through EIT RawMaterials.
ReFARM

ReFARM

Resource Factory of Anaerobic Residues from Manure, funded through EIT Climate KIC.
NEWBIES

NEWBIES

Organic nitrogen recovery by membrane extraction, funded through the LIFE programme of the European Union.
ViviMag

ViviMag

A novel magnetic route for phosphorus and iron recovery from sewage sludge, funded through EIT RawMaterials.
BAoBaB

BAoBaB

Blue Acid/Base Battery, storage and recovery of renewable electrical energy by reversible salt water dissociation, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
MEDUWA Vecht(e)

MEDUWA Vecht(e)

MEDUWA Vecht(e) or extending the technical and methodical boundaries in water quality management, animal husbandry and veterinary care, funded through INTERREG Deutschland Nederland.
REvivED Water

REvivED Water

Low energy solutions for drinking water production by a REvival of ElectroDialysis systems, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Health-i-care

Health-i-care

Innovations for a safer healthcare, for the prevention of infections and antibiotic resistance, funded through INTERREG Deutschland Nederland.
SVFA_project

SVFA_project

In this project, the aim is to validate an innovative idea and produce the first in the world online system for real-time VFA analysis, which will solve operational problems of biopolymer-producing systems.
ValuefromUrine

ValuefromUrine

BioElectroMet

BioElectroMet

Capmix

Capmix

Capacitive mixing as a novel principle for generation of clean renewable energy from salinity differences.
Denewa

Denewa

Denewa stands for German and Dutch cooperation in the field of water technology. The project focuses on two themes: treatment of hospital waste water and heat recovery from sewers.
WaterSEED

WaterSEED

Social, Entrepreneurial and Excelling Doctors for Water technology, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Facilitating innovation
in water technology

EWTW 2024 23-26 September in Leeuwarden!
Registration open!

Towards an economy of value preservation | By Niels Faber

Abstract

The realisation of a circular economy has thus far unfolded under the assumption that it would fit within existing economic arrangements. In practice, we witness many circular initiatives struggling to give shape to their ambitions, let alone develop to maturity. These past months, various material recycling organisations terminated their activities, seeing virgin alternatives from other parts of the world flooding the market at prices against they cannot compete. If the transition towards a circular economy (i.e. an economy of value preservation) is to be taken seriously, a new perspective on value in our economic system seems unavoidable, as the rewriting of the rules of the economic game. At this moment, current perceptions of value stand in the way of this transition both at micro as well as macro levels. Several contours for a collective exploration of new directions of value and economic configuration that foster circular transition will be addressed.

Searching Innovation for the Common Good | By Cees Buisman

Abstract

In his key note he will conclude after a life of innovations that it is impossible that humanity will stay within the save planetary boundaries with innovation only. We should be more critical about the behaviour of the rich population in the world and more critical about new innovations that prove to be dangerous, like the PFAS crisis shows at this moment. In his keynote he will investigate how to look at the world that can stay within the save planetary boundaries, how should we change ourselves? It is clear if we only talk about the words of science and systems we miss the essential words of how we should cooperate and change ourselves. And his search for coherent save innovations. Which innovations will be save and will lead to a fair and sustainable world? And will lead to a world we want to live in.

Future-fit economic models: What do they have in common – how can they join forces? | By Christian Felber

Abstract

There is a growing number of new sustainable, inclusive, cohesive, participatory, just and humane economic models. A possible next step in the discourse about them is the comparative analysis in order to find out key commonalities, potential synergies, and “requirements” for a future-fit economic model. The author and initiator of the Economy for the Common Good provides an overview of these „new sustainable economic models“ and compares them according to underlying values, principles, and practical ways of implementation. The keynote addresses the cooperative spirit of the conference and prepares the ground for its public highlight on the eve of June 3rd, the round table with representatives of diverse future-fit economic models.

The era of postgrowth economics | By Matthias Olthaar

Abstract

The scientific debate on whether economies should always continue to grow increasingly becomes a political and societal debate. On the one hand further growth for the most affluent countries seems neither possible nor valuable, but on the other hand there is still lack of understanding and knowledge what a non-growing economy should look like and could best be governed. In this lecture we discuss various policy measures that can be realistically implemented, take into account government finances and aim at a higher quality of life despite a non-growing economy.

Democratic principles for a sustainable economy | By Lisa Herzog

Abstract

Democracy is under pressure, and less and less able to stir the economy into a sustainable direction. Therefore, to stabilize democracy and to make possible the socio-ecological transformation of the economy, democratic principles need to be implemented directly in the economy. This is not only a matter of morality, but also has practical advantages. Democratizing the economy can increase legitimacy and take advantage of the “knowledge of the many” to accelerate the transformation. Democratic practices, especially deliberation, allow bringing together different forms of knowledge, which is crucial for the local implementation of principles of social and ecological sustainability. This talk explores what this idea means in more concrete terms, from democratic participation in the workplace to the democratization of time.

Market, state, association, and well-being. An historical approach | By Bas van Bavel

Abstract

Over the past decades, markets have conventionally been seen as the best instrument to stimulate economic growth and enhance prosperity and well-being. The automatic link between markets and economic growth is increasingly questioned, however, as well as the automatic link between economic growth and enhancement of well-being. This has led to attempts to capture well-being development more directly than through GDP per capita figures and has produced a more variegated picture of well-being growth. Also, this has led to a shift of focus to other coordination systems than the market, as primarily the state but increasingly also the association. Analyses of the historical record suggest that especially the latter could be a vital component in future well-being.