October 11, 2013
Water plays a central part in the water, food and energy nexus and therefore in the urgently needed transition
a green economy. The International Water Week Amsterdam (IWW) is a stepping s
ne in this transition. 'Integrated Water Solutions for a green economy' is the central theme of the week. From 4-8 november 2013, 25000 international water professionals and decision makers will share insights, solutions and new approaches. The IWW Amsterdam offers a unique combination of events: The IWW conference, the Aquatech Exhibition, the Industry leaders forum, the Young Professionals Programme.
Is wastewater a goldmine? What role do satellites play in watermanagement? Will we fill up our cars at the water purification plant? Are bacteria the new revolution in water purification? How do megacities around the world see water challenges of the future? Are there other ways to finance complex water projects? How can we live safely in low lying coastal cities and balance the water-food-and energy nexus? The IWW Conference offers the answer to these questions in a two day programme with many inspiring workshops and sessions.
The IWW Amsterdam Conference is kicked off by a number of high level key note speakers: HRH
Prince El Hassan Bin Talal
, chair of the UNSGAB, Dutch Minister
Schultz van Haegen
for Water and Infrastructure, mr
, executive director of IWA, the International Water Assocation. Among the other key note speakers are the vice minister for infrastructure of
, the Governor of
, mr Gammeltoft of the European Commission, mr Wim Kuijken, delta commissioner of
. Closing key note speaker is Ms.
, Global Director Water, Arcadis,
. High level delegations from forty countries will visit the International Water Week.
Conference delegates van combine their new insights with practical solutions. The Aquatech Exhibition is the worlds' leading exhibition for water technology. 881 exhibitors show the latest innovations in water re-use, purification, management etc. The Aquatech Innovation Awards showcase the most promising new technologies. The
have just been announced. At the Industrial Leaders forum of the Aquatech, CEO's discuss future water challenges in industry and finance.
The Sarphati Sanitation Award
Doctor Sarphati was a well known doctor in 19
century Amsterdam and a pioneer in water and sanitation. At the International Water Week Amsterdam, mayor
Eberhard van der Laan
will award the first Sarphati Sanitation award of 50.000 euro's to honour the outstanding contribution of an individual or organization to the global sanitation and public health challenge through entrepreneurship. Doctor Sarphati himself will assist in the festive ceremony.
The young professionals programme