European Water Tech Week – Leeuwarden Pays-Bas – 24 au 27 septembre 2018

24 au 27 septembre 2018
PAYS-BAS, Leeuwarden

Don’t miss Europe’s most complete water technology event in 2018!

The European Water Tech Week (EWTW2018) is set to take place in Leeuwarden from 24 to 27 September. This event will bring together leaders in innovation, science, technology and policy from businesses, universities and public authorities in de water technology sector. The program is brimming with activities! Interactive theme sessions, inspiring key note speakers, matchmaking, a networking and exhibition area, water tech tours, the grand final of the Water Alliance Innovation & Stimulation Award (WIS) and many more are part of the program.

A glimpse at the inspiring four days program from a business perspective

Multiple hubs in one place: How water hubs provide business opportunities
Uniting various water hubs from all over the world form the building blocks for this year’s event and this will reflect in the plenary program. Monday afternoon we will kick-off the discussion with Sally Gutierrez (US-EPA), presenting the development of different water clusters in the USA and the need to coordinate these initiatives. This presentation is followed by short presentations from 7 water hubs around the world; introducing their unique features.

The Hubs:
USA: Dean Amhaus, Water Council Wisconsin
Canada: Peter Gallant, WaterTap, Ontario
Israël: Yossi Yaacoby, Mekorot
Singapore: Kenneth Tan, PUB
South Korea: Jin-Young Jung, Yeungnam University Gyeongsan
China: Shaoxian Zhang, Jiangsu cluster
The Netherlands: Hein Molenkamp, WaterCampus, Leeuwarden

On Wednesday afternoon we will have a moderated on stage discussion between the water hubs and the audience. This discussion will focus on how water hubs provide business opportunities for their partners and how partners from other water hubs can benefit.

70 Speakers, 15 different countries!
This four days program include scientific, business and governance sessions with 70 speakers from 15 different countries like Singapore, USA, China, South Korea, Spain, Italy, Germany, UK etcetera. There are over 30 speakers in the business sessions covering topics as: resource recovery, sensor technology, membrane filtration, energy in water and many more!
Speakers include:
–        HRH Prince Constantijn van Oranje, StartupDelta Special Envoy, The Netherlands
–        Sally Gutierrez, Director of E.T.I. cluster development and support program EPA R&D office, USA
–        Prof. Kaijun Wang, Tsinghua University, China
–        Dr. Mauro Capocelli, University Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, Italy
–        Dr. Shin Yee Wong, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
–        Gabriel Anzaldi, Director, EURECAT, Spain
–        And many more…

WIS Award ‘The Pitches and the Grand Final
This prestigious award was initiated by the Water Alliance to promote innovative Dutch water technologies. The annual competition celebrates its fifth anniversary during the European Water Technology Week 2018 in Leeuwarden! Again 10 new Dutch candidates are nominated by the Water Alliance to battle for first place. All candidates will pitch their technology on the main stage. Be part of the public jury, join us and have a say in who will be the winner of our prestigious award. When?

Monday September 24: WIS Award ‘The Pitches’
10 Dutch candidates will pitch their technology on the main stage.
Wednesday September 26: WIS Award: The Grand Final.
5 Finalist will pitch their technology and the winner is selected by a jury of experts.

Boost your international activities and meet potential business partners at WaterMatch 2018. During 15 minute meetings participants will investigate mutual interests and discuss potential collaboration.  When? September 25 and September 26. Registration for WaterMatch is required.

Curious about what the Dutch have to offer on innovations for 2018? Come and join us at EWTW 2018.  For registration and details about the event, the program and all side events, please visit