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Water Innovation Europe 2019

13 June, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST

When: 13th June, 9:00-17:00h

Where: BluePoint Conference Centre, Brussels


09:00 Welcome Tomas Michel – WssTP President Room
09:10 Opening Key-Note:
Broad Overview
Dragan Savic – CEO of KWR Watercycle Research Institute Room
09:30 Session 1:
The common challenges for water and energy
Moderator: Gonzalo Delacamara – WssTP Cluster Leader: Value of Water
– Senior Research Fellow / Head, Water Economics Department (IMDEA Agua)

Michaela Schmitz: General Manager Water Industry, BDEW Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry e.V. Berlin / Brussels
Carlos Cosín: CEO, Almar Water Solutions
Ian Barker: Managing Director Water Policy International Ltd; Visiting Professor Exeter University; Vice-President Environment at Institute of Water; Expert Advisor to OECD
Kripa Varanasi Professor of Mechanical Engineering. MIT, USA

11:00 Coffee Break Room
11:45 Session 2
Water & energy services interlinks
Moderator: Floor Brouwer – WssTP Working Group Leader: Water-Energy Food Biodiversity Nexus and Research scholar and Environmental Economist (WUR)

Molly A. Wolton: Energy Analyst, World Energy Outlook: Energy Supply Division; IEA (International Energy Agency)
Dr.Ir. Arjen F. van Nieuwenhuijzen: Industry PI Circular Urban Resources; AMS-institute/Witteveen+Bos
Han Huynh: Specialist Engineer – ENGIE Laborelec

13:00 Lunch Room
14:00 Session 3
Water & energy services: what can they learn from each other
Moderator: Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia – WssTP Working Group Leader:
Water & Energy and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Water Systems (Exeter University)

Piero de Bonis: Policy Officer, Unit ‘Clean energy transition’; Directorate General for Research and Innovation
Didier Perrin: Senior Technology Leader, Water Technologies & Solutions; SUEZ
Daniela Galla: Water Program Manager; Enel
Eske Benn Thomsen: Chief advisor and team leader, Economist, division for district heating; Danish Utility Regulator

15:15 Coffee Break Room
15:45 Session 4
Action Water-Energy Smart Society
Moderator: David Martin – WssTP Board Member – Vice-President Market Head Belgium & France and Vice president Government Relations (Nalco Water & Ecolab)

Monica Frassoni: MEP and co-founder and President of the European Alliance to Save Energy
Gilles Gantelet: Director for Policy at European Commission – DG Environment

17:00 Conclusion


13 June, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm CEST


BluePoint Conference Centre
80 Bd A. Reyers Ln
Brussels, Brussels 1030 Belgium
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