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Wetsus Congress 2016

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Financing Innovation

October 3 and 4, De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Preliminary program October 3, 2016


09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and registration

10.00 – 12.00 Plenary session: Financing Innovation (1)
Chair: Johannes Boonstra, Executive Board Wetsus

- Wetsus developments, prof.dr.ir. Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus
- Setting the agenda for science, prof.dr. Alexander Rinnooy Kan, member of the Dutch Senate
- Latest developments in EIT RawMaterials: boosting collaboration, entrepreneurship and innovation,
  dr. Rosalia Delgado, General manager, EIT Raw Materials, CLC West, Belgium
- Dr. Anna Halpern-Lande, Shell Innovations
- Marcel Mulder Award Ceremony, drs. Ed Nijpels, President Supervisory Board Wetsus
                 o  Pitch speeches by 2015 recipients: dr. Adam Wexler and Jouke Dykstra MSc
                 o  Announcement winner 2016

12.00 – 13.45 Lunch and visit exhibition floor

13.45 – 14.35 Plenary session: Financing Innovation (2)
Chair: ir. Roelof Kruize, Waternet, The Netherlands

- Financing industrial water infrastructure, dr. Lydia Whyatt, Resonance Asset Management Ltd, London, UK
- Joint water research: we all benefit, mr. Riksta Zwart, director Waterbedrijf Groningen/VPWNN, The
  Netherlands

14.35 – 15.05 Plenary session: WaterCampus WIS Award pitch battle

Companies will pitch their innovative water technology solutions, as first round for the Water Alliance Innovation Stimulation Award 2017.

15.05 – 15.30 Break

15.30 – 16.45 Parallel sessions

Parallel session 1: Widening participation, spreading excellence across Europe
Chair: dr. Ruud Cino, Topsector Water/Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, The Netherlands

European regions discuss the potential of international collaboration in research and innovation to climb the Stairway to Excellence.

- Mr. Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit, DG Regio, European Commission, Belgium
- MSc.MBA Nina Anticic, BSc.Oec, Brodarski institut Zagreb, Croatia
- Dr. Agrita Kiopa, Director at Ministry of Education and Science of Latvia
- Ir. Gabriela Macoveiu, Director at RDA North-East, Romania

Parallel session 2: Technology trends unraveled
Chair: ing. Arjan Boogaards, Nalco Water Europe & MEA, Switzerland

We invited three experts to discuss the promise, hype and sense of three important technology trends.

- A Smart Step forward - a necessary journey to a "Smarter Future"?, Oliver Grievson, Anglian Water, UK
- New sanitation: ready to breakthrough!, prof.dr.ir. Grietje Zeeman, Wageningen University, The 
  Netherlands 
- Micropollutant control in drinking water production, prof.dr.ir. Walter van der Meer, TU Delft – Oasen,
   The Netherlands

16.45 Networking reception


Preliminary program October 4, 2016

09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and registration

10.00 – 11.00 Plenary session
- Welcome, prof.dr.ir. Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus
- Keynote: Osmotic flows, from nanoscales to kidney filtration and energy harvesting, prof. Lydéric
   Bocquet
, Department of Physics, Ecole Normale Supérieure and CNRS, Paris

11.00 – 12.15 parallel sessions

1) Closing Industrial Water Cycles
- Technologies to close water and material cycles in the industry, prof.dr.ing. Thomas Wintgens, University
   of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
- Water management in the EU Chemical Industry, Henk Pool, Cefic, Belgium
- Understanding membrane fouling in produced water treatment, Janneke Dickhout MSc, Wetsus/University
   of Twente, The Netherlands

2) Water Treatment by Magnetism
- Magnetic Water Treatment - How might it work? Prof. Michael Coey, School of Physics - Trinity College,
   Dublin, Ireland
- Studies on the magnetic water treatment in new pilot scale drinking water system and in an old existing real-
   life water system
, prof. Simo Pehkonen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
- Strong Gradients in Weak Magnetic Fields Induce DOLLOP Formation in Tap Waterdr. Elmar C.
   Fuchs
, Wetsus, The Netherlands

3) Tapping energy from water
- Energy from water; Ocean Grazer, a novel ocean energy device, drs. Wout Prins, University of Groningen,
   The Netherlands
- Efficiency of Electrokinetic Energy Conversion in Ion Exchange Membranes, dr. Jacopo Catalano,
   Department of Engineering - Membrane and Sensor Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark
- Energy storage in NaCl solutions – The Concentration Gradient Flow Battery for grid energy storage,
   ir. Jan Willem van Egmond, Wetsus, The Netherlands

4) Separation by charge: from ions to bacteria
- Tracing genotoxic disinfection by-products after medium pressure UV water treatment using nitrogen 
   labeling, mass spectrometry and effect directed analysis,
 Dennis Vughs BSc, KWR Watercycle Research
   Institute, The Netherlands
- The ongoing development of single cell MALDI TOF, new horizons, Gerold de Valk MSc, BiosparQ BV, 
   The Netherlands
- Online chemical analysis of the capacitive deionization process: the use of an ICP as a supercharged
   conductivity meter,
Jelmer Dijkstra BASc, Wetsus, The Netherlands

5) Examples of applied research: Water Technology
- Applied electrochemistry for water treatment, dr.ir. Adriaan Jeremiasse, Magneto Special Anodes BV,
   The Netherlands
- Use of design and simulation tools in the field of Water Technology, ir. Varun Aiyar, NHL University of
   Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
- Challenges and opportunities for domestic wastewater treatment in Brazil, dr. Bruno Pessotto, Paques BV,
   The Netherlands

12.15 – 13.30 lunch and visit exhibition floor

13.30 – 14.30 plenary session
- Keynote: Managing the drinking water microbiome, dr. Lutgarde Raskin, Altarum/ERIM Russell O'Neal
  Professor of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan University, USA

14.30 – 15.00 coffee/tea

15.00 – 16.30 parallel sessions

6) Biomineralization
- Biologically assisted calcium phosphate granulation in anaerobic treatment of black water, Ricardo Cunha
   MSc
, Wetsus, The Netherlands
- dr. Jan Weijma, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Applications of biomineralization in geotechnical engineering, dr.ir. Leon van Paassen, Department of
   Geotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

7) Virus Control in Drinking Water
- Virus control: past, present and future challenges, dr. Anna Carratalà, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory,
   École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
- Virus control by enhanced physical separation, Terica Raquel Sinclair MSc, Wetsus, The Netherlands
- Charged Membranes for Safe Drinking Water, prof.dr.ir. Erik Roesink, NX-filtration B.V., The Netherlands

8) Hydrobots – Robots for inline inspection
- Autonomous robots in the pipeline, dr.ir. Edwin Dertien, Robotics and Mechatronics, University Twente,
   The Netherlands
- Opportunities and Challenges in application of robotic technologies for inline inspection, dr. Tjibbe Bouma,
   SPRINT Robotics Collaborative, Owner at Quasset, The Netherlands
- Design of an inline, autonomous inspection robot for the underground water mains, Maurits Maks BSc,
   Wetsus/KWR, The Netherlands

9) Examples of applied research: Water Systems
- Governance of water transitions, dr. Sander Meijerink, Radboud University, The Netherlands
- Visualizing the future: tools at the interface between science and policy, dr. Hasse Goosen, Climate
   Adaptation Services foundation, The Netherlands
- Better Wetter: Linking Climate Adaptation to Regional Transitions, ing. Eddy Wymenga, Altenburg
   & Wymenga ecologisch onderzoek BV, The Netherlands

16.30 drinks


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