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Wetsus news 2 2010

Published: 7 april 2010

New participant: Siemens

Siemens has entered the cooperation in Wetsus as platform participant. Siemens is one of the world players in water technology, and Wetsus is of course very proud and happy with Siemens’ decision to actively participate in the Wetsus network. In Wetsus, Siemens hopes to find strategic cooperation with other companies and knowledge institutes, to develop breakthrough innovations in the field of sustainable water.

Excellent citation impact Wetsus publications

From an independent bibliometric analysis of the papers that were published as result of the Wetsus program over the 2005-2008 period, very positive conclusions were drawn. Of the 35 papers in this period 14 belonged to the top 10% and of this 14, 7 to the top 1% best cited papers in their field. The majority of papers were published in the field of Environment/Ecology. The Citation Impact over the whole period was excellent.

Sensoring project drinking water SAWA

Wetsus will be actively involved in the innovative SAWA project, focusing on Sensors And Water. This project is awarded over € 4 million subsidy from the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, EFRO and the Northern provinces. In this project state-of-the-art sensors are developed for drinking water applications. The project is an initiative of Waterlaboratorium Noord, Waterbedrijf Groningen, Waterleiding Maatschappij Drenthe, NOM, Wateralliance en SensorUniverse. Participating are also: AVIC, AquaExplorer BV, Bright Spark BV, Capilix BV, INCAS 3, Interline Systems BV, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Microdish BV, 2M Sensors LTD, MicroLAN, Noordelijke Hogeschool Leeuwarden and Wetsus.

April 11, 2010 - April 26, 2010:
Wetsus Guest Lecture series
Prof.dr. Jakob Woisetschläger, Graz University of Technology, Austria, will give a series of lectures and practical workshops on Laser-optical Flow Measurement Techniques. More information:

April 16, 2010: Public defense Marthe de Graaff
Marthe de Graaf defends her PhD thesis: Resource recovery from black water, at 13.30 hrs, Wageningen University

April 22, 2010: Wetsus theme meetings and workshops
The annual workshops (for platform participants and full participants), following the theme meetings (for full participants only) will be held on April 22. The location: Post Plaza, Leeuwarden. For more information and to register:

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