Have a look at our gallery to find various photo’s of the EWTW 2018. We are looking back on a rewarding week, where a lot of inspiration and knowledge was gained.
The first edition of the European Water Technology Week attracted over 1000 unique participants. On Monday afternoon, six water technology hubs from around the globe presented themselves, from Singapore, China, South-Korea, USA, Israel and of course WaterCampus Leeuwarden. The Declaration of Global Cooperation between Water Tech Hubs was signed on Wednesday.
Another highlight was on Tuesday: a fireside chat between Constantijn van Oranje, StartUp Delta Special Envoy, and Wetsus’ Cees Buisman, followed by (scientific) parallel sessions. Also, on this day the Water Alliance and the South Korean organisation Dyetec from the city of Daegu (2.5 million inhabitants) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The goal of these agreements is to formally confirm the serious plans for an exchange of expertise, and to start up business developments.
There was a pleasant surprise dr. Joop Kruithof, as he has been appointed Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw, by the State Secretary Mona Keijzer. The annual Marcel Mulder Award, for exceptional performances in their research at Wetsus, went to Jaap Dijkshoorn and Victor Ajao. The winner of the WIS Award 2018, out of 10 competitors, was Hydraloop. The winners from the Wetskills Water Challenge The Netherlands 2018 received their awards from the new Wetskills ambassador Ennik Somi Douma.
We look forward to meeting you again during the next EWTW in 2020, in the week starting September 21.