Water Alliance is looking back on two productive days at the BlueTech Forum 2019 in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, United Kingdom. We are also happy to announce that the MPC-Buoy was named a winner during this event; LG Sonic received the ‘BlueTech Forum 2019 Best Technology Innovation Award’ for their innovation on combining online water quality monitoring, web-based software and ultrasound technology to provide state-of-the-art treatment against algae and cyanobacteria in lakes, dams and water reservoirs.
Brave Blue World
Nearly 200 delegates gathered to enjoy the BlueTech Forum 2019 evening reception in the fabulous setting the Temperate House at Kew Gardens on June 5th. This was also the evening where the Brave Blue World documentary trailer was officially launched. Brave Blue World is the first global water industry documentary to show that technological innovation offers hope in an age of water scarcity.
Managing Director Hein Molenkamp of the Water Alliance was happy to join the Thought Leadership Roundtables on ‘Impact of Regulations and Policy on Driving Water Technology Adoption’ hosted by Sally Gutierrez (Director of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development and Support Program ) and ‘Not all innovations are created equally’, hosted by Paul O’Callaghan (CEO and Founder of O2 Environmental and BlueTech Research).
Bring in the Dutch
Besides LG Sonic winning the important innovation award, other Dutch companies also made a very strong impression on the attendees of the Forum’s Innovation Showcase. This year’s Innovation Showcase featured more companies than ever before. The 15 water technology companies that took part were selected from across the world and boast highly innovative technologies addressing some of the water industry’s biggest challenges. “It was very good to see that four out of the ten pitches at the BlueTech Innovation Showcase were from the Dutch companies DeSah, LG Sonic, Eliquo and Nijhuis Industries”, Molenkamp adds.
We were delighted to partner with BlueTech Forum 2019 and it was good to meet old friends and get to know new ones. Let’s work together on how we can come to resilient water systems. #everydropcounts