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Wetsus News June 2017

Published: 1 juni 2017

ICRA: new know-how institute in the Wetsus program

We welcome the Catalan Institute for Water Research Foundation (ICRA) as new participant research institute in the Wetsus program. ICRA was created in 2006 by the Government of Catalonia. The research carried out at the ICRA has to do with all the aspects related to water, particularly those associated with its rational use and the effects of human activity on hydraulic resources. The ICRA is particularly interested in investigating and solving the impacts of drought, along with the aspects of quality in the treatment and reuse of water, dedicating priority attention to the Mediterranean Sea. In the Wetsus program, ICRA will be active in the Priority compounds research theme.

Dunea joins Wetsus: all Dutch drinking water companies connected

Dunea has become a platform member of Wetsus. With Dunea joining, all drinking water companies in the Netherlands are now connected to Wetsus. Access to the Wetsus knowledge network and related innovation and PhD research are the main reasons for Dunea to participate in the Wetsus program.

Leeuwarden and Zoetermeer connected: Cees Buisman, Ewout Hekhuizen, Johannes Boonstra, Ad de Waal Malefijt and Karin Lekkerkerker
Leeuwarden and Zoetermeer connected: Cees Buisman, Ewout Hekhuizen, Johannes Boonstra, Ad de Waal Malefijt and Karin Lekkerkerker
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STREAM-Wetsus Research Conference

Around 50 UK researchers involved in STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre for the UK Water Sector will be visiting Wetsus and Leeuwarden during their yearly team meeting. STREAM is a five-university doctoral research program (, which is funded jointly by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and water industry companies, and involves Imperial College, Cranfield University and the Universities of Exeter, Newcastle and Sheffield. It is the largest and leading doctoral research program for water-focused research in the UK, and encompasses all aspects of water research. Part of the program is a joint conference on Tuesday July 11th at WTC Leeuwarden. Final-year doctorate students of both programs will present their research projects. The research conference will cover a wide variety of water-related topics, and representatives from the UK water sector and Wetsus participants will be invited.


Bootcamp water technology USA

Dutch startups and SME’s in water technology interested in exploring or entering the US market and attending the WEFTEC 2017 can join the “Dutch Water Bootcamp USA” October 2017. This is an intensive program to introduce Dutch startups to the startup ecosystem, water technology and industries in the Chicago area. This bootcamp is organized by Water Alliance and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Chicago in close collaboration with the Water Council in Milwaukee. The overall goal of participating is to create visibility and opportunities to strengthen the promotion and branding of Dutch innovative solutions and business development opportunities for Dutch companies in the US. More information:

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