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Wetsus Congress 2019 Organizing Innovation

Published: 13 mei 2019

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Organizing Innovation is the theme of the Wetsus Congress 2019. The congress is held in City theatre De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. In plenary sessions on Monday October 7, the theme will be addressed from an international context and from the sustainable innovation perspective.
Tuesday October 8 is all about science. The 12 parallel sessions are based on Wetsus’ scientific program.

Please find the preliminary program below. (Additions and all the news: twitter/facebook/linkedin/insta: Wetsus)

PhD students are cordially invited to submit a research poster. The deadline for submission is July 31 and posters can be mailed to Henk Miedema. The organization committee will internally discuss and select the posters.

Preliminary program:

Wetsus Congress October 7, 2019 (day 1)

09.30 – 10.00
Welcome and registration

10.00 – 12.00
Plenary session: Organizing Innovation on International Scale
Chair: Johannes Boonstra, Executive Board Wetsus

- Wetsus developments, Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus
- Regulating for One Planet Prosperity, Terry A’Hearne, CEO Scottish Environmental
  Protection Agency, United Kingdom
- Inspired by Water, ir. Annemieke Nijhof MBA, Chair Topsector Water, The Netherlands
- Horizon Europe - Connecting European innovation ecosystems, Fabienne Gautier, Head of
  Unit Innovation Ecosystems, European Commission, Belgium
- pitch by Marcel Mulder Award winner 2018, Victor Ajao MSc
- pitch by Marcel Mulder Award winner 2018, dr. Jaap Dijkshoorn
- Marcel Mulder Award Ceremony, drs. Ed Nijpels, President Supervisory Board Wetsus
- Ecosystem Restoration - The Great Work of Our Time, John D. Liu, Founder and
  Chair Advisory Board Ecosystems Restoration Camps

12.00 – 14.00
Lunch and visit exhibition floor

14.00 – 16.30
Plenary session: Organizing Sustainable Innovation
Chair: Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands | Sherpa to the UN/WB High Level Panel on Water

- Actionable Water Technology Market Intelligence, Paul O'Callaghan, founder and CEO of
  BlueTech Research, Ireland
- Sustainability & Innovation; a perspective from an international Cooperative, Margrethe
, Global Director Research & Development (CTO), Member Executive Leadership
  Team Royal FrieslandCampina, The Netherlands
- Sustainable interplay between water and nature, Joke Cuperus, CEO PWN Drinking water
  company, The Netherlands
- tba

Networking reception at the exhibition floor

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Wetsus Congress October 8, 2019 (day 2)

09.30 – 10.00
Welcome and registration

10.00 – 11.00
Plenary session
Chair: Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus

Land Use-Precipitation Feedbacks, The Other Component of Climate Change, prof.dr. Millán M. Millán, former Executive Director of the CEAM-UMH Research Institute, Spain

11.00 – 12.30
Parallel sessions

1.1 Natural Water Production

1.2 Medicine & organic residues removal
- Removal of organic micro pollutants by Biologically Active Carbon Filtration, ir. Dennis de
, WLN, The Netherlands
- Asymmetric Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Highly Efficient Micropollutant
, Wiebe M. de Vos, Membrane Surface Science University of Twente,
  The Netherlands
- Removal of pharmaceutical residues and other micro-pollutants from urban wastewater - NL
, ir. Marc de Rooy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, The
- Potable water production: Different membrane technologies for organics removal from
  surface water
, Frans Knops MSc, Pentair X-Flow, The Netherlands

1.3 Water Nexus 1: Climate adaptive water management by an integrated inclusion of
      used and saline water as indispensable resources
- Introduction Water Nexus, Huub Rijnaarts, Wageningen University, The
- Perspective Industry, ir. Henk Pool, DOW Chemicals, The Netherlands
- Perspective Government, Douwe Jonkers, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water
  Management, The Netherlands
- A practical quantification of regional-scale airborne electromagnetic error and groundwater
  salinity mapping
, Jude King MSc, Utrecht University, The Netherlands 
- Optimal flushing of a polder using Model Predictive Control, Boran Aydin MSc, Delft
  University, The Netherlands
- Matching water supply and demand with network theory, Joeri Willet MSc, Wageningen
  University, The Netherlands

1.4 Biological sensors
- Bacteria in drinking water, natural sensors to determine the chemical water quality, Fabian
  Ruhnau MSc
, Wetsus, The Netherlands
- Online biomonitoring for continuous water quality control, Peter van de Maas, Van Hall
  Larenstein & CEW & WLN, The Netherlands
- Implementation of effect-based bioanalysis in water quality assessment, Harrie
, BioDetection Systems BV, The Netherlands
- Unveiling the invisible: biodiversity and habitat use of marine fish revealed through nanopore
  sequencing of eDNA
, Lara Jansen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

1.5 Innovations in phosphate recovery from waste water
- ESPP and the current state of phosphorus recycling, motivations and perspectives, Ludwig
, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, Belgium
- Ash2Phos – Clean commercial products from sludge ash, dr. Yariv Cohen, EasyMining,
- ESPP and the current state of phosphorus recycling, motivations and perspectives,
  RAVITATM - innovative nutrient recovery from wastewater
, Paula Lindell, Helsinki Region
  Environmental Authority Water Services, Finland
- ViviMag - Urban mining of vivianite from digested sewage sludge, Wokke Wijdeveld MSc,
  Wetsus, The Netherlands

1.6 Applied Water Technology 1, The plastics challenge
- Micro-plastics, macro-possibilities, Svenja Mintenig MSc, Utrecht University &
  prof.dr. Annemarie P. van Wezel, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- dr João Sousa, Paques, The Netherlands
- Mechanical recycling of plastics, striving for circularity while avoiding accumulation of
, dr. Ulphard Thoden van Velzen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- dr. Rudy Folkersma, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

12.30 – 14.00
Lunch and visit exhibition floor

14.00 – 15.00
Plenary session
Chair: Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus

Cosmic Rays, Clouds and Climate, prof.dr. Henrik Svensmark, National Space Institute at the Technical University, Denmark

15.00 -15.30

15.30 – 17.00
Parallel sessions

2.1 Influence of cosmic radiation and stellar events on terrestrial water and the

- Influence of a solar eclipse on seawater, dr. Sukumaran Santhosh Kumar
  Avvaiyar Government College for Women, U.T. of Puducherry, India
- Solar eclipses and water properties, Dipl.-Ing. dr. Elmar C. Fuchs, Wetsus,
  The Netherlands

2.2 Surviving (or thriving?) the ever increasing amount of analytical data
- Metabolomics as a tool to assess aquatic ecosystem health, dr. Peter Lindenburg,
  University of Applied Sciences Leiden & Leiden Academic Center for Drug Research,
  The Netherlands
- Learning to sail the analytical data seas, dr. Jeroen T. Heldens, former Wetsus/TUDelft
  PhD, The Netherlands
- A step change towards predicting pipeline failure, Frank van der Hulst MSc, Acquaint BV,
  The Netherlands

2.3 Together towards a circular agriculture
- International nutrient flows in the agrifood system and the need to organise return flows, Theun Vellinga, Wageningen University & Circulair Friesland, The Netherlands
- ir. Frits van der Schans, CLM, The Netherlands
- Innovative soil management strategies for a circular agriculture, dr. Gerard W. Korthals,
  Centre for Soil Ecology (CSE), NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands
- Circular use of phosphorus from cow and pig manure enabled by a single anaerobic
, Chris Scott MSc, Wetsus, The Netherlands

2.4 Water Nexus 2: Technologies for treatment and reuse of saline wastewater streams
- Introduction Water Nexus technologies and the DOW case, Koen Wetser, Wageningen
  University, The Netherlands
- Granular Sludge Technologies for Treatment of Saline Wastewater, Dainis Sudmalis MSc,
  Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Removal of sodium and micropollutants - Performance and stability improvement of
  polyelectrolytes multilayered membranes
, Danielle Scheepers MSc, University of
  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Electrochemical treatment of organic compounds in cooling tower blowdown water, Pradip
  Saha MSc
, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Tba

2.5 CO2 from air as new resource
- Robert Rosa MSc, Antecy BV, The Netherlands
- Zubair Muhammed MSc MBA, Uniper, Benelux
- Ir. Robert de Kler, VoltaChem & Wetsus, The Netherlands

2.6 Applied Water Technology 2, Industrial water supply
- Introduction, Peter van der Maas, Van Hall Larenstein & CEW & WLN,
  The Netherlands
- Development and performance evaluation of Layer-by-Layer nanofiltration membranes for
  (waste) water treatment and reuse
, Harry Futselaar, Saxion Hogeschool,
  The Netherlands
- Fit-for-use technologies for reuse of industrial condensates: a pilot scale investigation at Dow
, Han Cao, Student of HZ University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
- Is production of food grade industrial water from effluent possible? Perry van der
, North Water BV, The Netherlands



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