The Wetsus Congress 2023 will be held on October 9 and 10. The theme is “ Environmental resilience to novel entities”, and we are busy preparing an interesting program. We will also celebrate Wetsus’ 20 year anniversary! Please find below our program outline, including all 14 scientific sessions on Tuesday. You can already register! Similar to our previous Congresses, we wil organize an exhibition/demonstration floor. Lunches and other networking moments are all held at the exhibition floor, so plenty of exposure is guaranteed. Interested in a spot? Please send an e-mail to Roely Watzema, without any obligation.
In 2024, the Wetsus Congress will be part of European Water Technology Week again, September 23-26, information will follow on the dedicated website.
Preliminary program Monday October 9
09.00 – 10.00 Welcome and registration
Environmental resilience to novel entities
10.00 – 12.00 Plenary session Chair: Johannes Boonstra, Executive Board Wetsus
Marcel Mulder Award Ceremony
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch, visit poster presentations
14.00 – 16.00 Plenary session
In our afternoon program, we will focus on Wetsus’ four research areas, these are impact areas where novel technology is expected to generate the biggest benefits and is most competitive.
Walter van der Meer, CEO at Oasen NV and professor Membrane Technology And Engineering for Water Treatment, University of Twente, will kick off with an inspiring keynote.
The area Sustainable Water will be addressed by Gerrit Veenendaal, director NieuWater, followed by Carla Frijters, development Manager Flocculent sludge systems Paques BV, about Recovered resources. Drought resilience is the topic of Mateo Mayer, director & co-founder Aqa.earth. Healthy environment is the fourth area of focus, with a presentation by Geert Kessel, Plant Pathologist, Wageningen University and Research, Business Unit Field Crops.
The import component of competitiveness will be highlighted by Pieter Hack, entrepreneur in sustainable technologies, chairman of the board Pure Water Group and REDstack.
16.00 Networking reception
Preliminary program Tuesday October 10
09.30 – 10.00 Welcome and registration
10.00 – 11.00 Plenary session
11.00 – 12.30 Parallel sessions
1.1 Lake restoration: why and how
1.2 The Road to Circular sewage treatment in 2050
1.3 Monitoring and prevention of Emerging Chemicals in waste and drinking water
1.4 Managed aquifer recharge for drought resilience
1.5 Ice insights, a closer look into ice
1.6 Sustainable water management: the challenge of emerging substances
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch, visit demonstration floor, poster presentations
14.00 – 15.00 Plenary session
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.00 Parallel sessions
2.1 Lake restoration: why and how: an interactive round table discussion
2.3 Treatment of emerging pollutants in wastewater and drinking water sources
2.4 Advanced membranes for effective water treatment
2.5 Natural Water Production
2.6 From nanoplastics to inks, understanding possible contaminants from plastic recycling processes
17.00 Networking reception, best poster award ceremony