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


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’Hearn, 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: Microbial extracellular polymers: from nuisance to application, Victor Ajao MSc, Marcel
  Mulder Award winner 2018
- Pitch: Combining Microfluidics and Microfiltration for fractionation, and fouling reduction, dr. Jaap
, Marcel Mulder Award winner 2018
- Marcel Mulder Award Ceremony, drs. Ed Nijpels, Chair 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 

- 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
- Innovating for sustainable business, Anneke Hibma, Manager Engineering Van Oord,
  The Netherlands

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, dr. Millán M. Millán, Emeritus Executive Director of the CEAM-UMH Research Institute, Spain

11.00 – 12.30
Parallel sessions

1.1 Natural Water Production
- Where should we reforest in order to have the largest positive effect on the hydro-climate? 
  dr. Obbe Tuinenburg, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
- Invest in ecosystem function, for climate adaption! ir. Ties van der Hoeven, The Weathermakers
  & Wetsus, The Netherlands
- How to mobilize B2G Companies towards Ecosystem Development Projects, ing. Malik
, DEME, Belgium

1.2 Medicine & organic residues removal
- Biologically Active Carbon Filtration: a promising technique for the removal of pharmaceuticals? 
  Dennis de Vogel BSc, 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 Netherlands
- Potable water production: Different membrane technologies for organics removal from
  surface water
, Leo Vredenbregt, 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
- Climate adaptive water management by an integrated inclusion of used and saline water as
  indispensable resources
, Huub Rijnaarts, Wageningen University,
  The Netherlands
- Perspective Albert Janssen, Shell, 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 Ekin Aydin MSc, Delft
  University, The Netherlands
- Allocating renewable water resources for industrial users, Joeri Willet MSc, Wageningen
  University, The Netherlands

1.4 Biological sensors 
- Unveiling the invisible: biodiversity and habitat use of marine fish revealed through nanopore
  sequencing of eDNA
, Lara Jansen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Bacteria in drinking water, natural sensors to determine the chemical water quality, Fabian
  Ruhnau MSc
, Wetsus & University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Online biomonitoring for continuous water quality control, Peter van der Maas, Van Hall
  Larenstein & CEW & WLN, The Netherlands
- Implementation of effect-based bioanalysis in water quality assessment, Harrie
, BioDetection Systems BV, 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,
- RAVITA - innovative nutrient recovery from wastewater, Paula Lindell, Helsinki Region
  Environmental Services Authority, 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
- New market synergies will pave the path for introducing PHA from waste water streams into the
, 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
- Plastics in the Circular Economy, 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

Seawater - A sensory organ to Solar Eclipse induced Cosmic Radiationdr. Sukumaran
  Santhosh Kumar
, Kanchi Mamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, U.T. of Puducherry,
- Water conductivity during the Solar Eclipse, prof. Jan Rak, Jyvaskyla University, Finland
- 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
- A step change towards predicting pipeline failure, Frank van der Hulst MSc, Acquaint BV,
  The Netherlands
- Learning to sail the analytical data seas, dr. Jeroen T. Heldens, former Wetsus/TUDelft 
  PhD, The Netherlands
- 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

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
- Nutrient issues in the Dutch livestock sector, ir. Frits van der Schans, CLM,
  The Netherlands
- Circular use of phosphorus from cow and pig manure enabled by a single anaerobic
, Chris Schott MSc, Wetsus, The Netherlands
- Innovative soil management strategies for a circular agriculture, dr. Gerard W. Korthals,
  Centre for Soil Ecology (CSE), NIOO-KNAW, 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
- High rate anaerobic wastewater treatment at saline conditions: is it possible? Dainis Sudmalis
, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
- Performance and stability of layer-by-layer nanofiltration membranes, Danielle Scheepers MSc
  Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Electrochemical treatment of cooling tower blowdown water organic compounds, ir. Pradip
, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Constructed wetlands for the pre-treatment of cooling tower water prior to physicochemical
, Thomas Wagner MSc, Wageningen University & University of Amsterdam,
  The Netherlands

2.5 CO2 from air as new resource
- CO2 Where It Matters, Robert Rosa MSc, Antecy BV, The Netherlands
- Benny Bakker, DMT Environmental Technology, The Netherlands
- The solution space for a sustainable CO2 cycle, 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 University of Applied Sciences,
  The Netherlands
- Fit-for-use technologies for reuse of industrial condensates: a pilot scale investigation at Dow
, Han Cao, 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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