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Wetsus Congress 2019 Organizing Innovation

Published: 13 mei 2019

Organizing Innovation is the theme of the Wetsus Congress 2019. At the moment, we are waiting for some final confirmations, so we hope present the final program in the coming weeks. Registration will be possible here, starting week 21. Updates on social media, twitter/facebook/linkedin: Wetsus.

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

- prof.dr.ir. Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus
- Terry A’Hearne, CEO Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
- ir. Annemieke Nijhof MBA, CEO Topsector Water, The Netherlands
- Fabienne Gautier, Head of Unit, ERA Policy and Reform in DG Research and Innovation,
  European Commission
- 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
- John D. Liu, Founder and Chair Advisory Board Ecosystems Restoration Camps

12.00 – 14.00
Lunch and visit exhibition floor

14.00 – 14.50
Plenary session: Organizing Sustainable Innovation

- Paul O'Callaghan, founder and CEO of BlueTech Research
dr.ir. Margrethe Jonkman, Global Director Research & Development (CTO), Member
  Executive Leadership Team Royal FrieslandCampina
prof. Walter van der Meer, CEO at Oasen NV., professor Membrane Technology and
  Engineering for Water Treatment, University of Twente
- Sustainability as business model - tba

16.30
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: prof.dr.ir. Cees Buisman, Executive Board Wetsus

Keynote:
Atmospheric Physics, prof.dr. Millán M. Millán, former Executive Director of the CEAM-UMH Research Institute.

11.00 – 12.30
Parallel sessions

1.1 Natural Water Production
1.2 Medicine & organic residues removal
1.3 Water Nexus 1: Climate adaptive water management by an integrated inclusion of used
      and saline water as indispensable resources
1.4 Biological sensors
1.5 Innovations in phosphate recovery from waste water
1.6 Applied Water Technology: The Plastics Challenge

12.30 – 14.00
Lunch and visit exhibition floor
 
14.00 – 15.00
plenary session

Keynote:
The effects of cosmic rays on cloud formation and global warming, prof.dr. Henrik Svensmark, director of the Center for Sun-Climate Research at the Danish Space Research Institute (DSRI)

15.00 -15.30
Coffee/tea


15.30 – 17.00
Parallel sessions

2.1 Influence of cosmic radiation and stellar events on terrestrial water and the atmosphere
2.2 Surviving (or thriving?) the ever increasing amount of analytical data
2.3 Together towards a circular agriculture
2.4 Water Nexus 2: Technologies for treatment and reuse of saline wastewater streams
2.5 CO2 from air as new resource
2.6 Applied Water Technology: Industrial Water Supply

17.00
Drinks

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