Tuesday, March 17

Industriewater Tuesday - Theater 2

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 10.30 – 12.00 | Klaasjan Raat, KWR & Michiel Adriaanse, Kenniscentrum Papier & Karton / Dutch Biorefinery Cluster / SKIW: Water savings for industrial applications
  • 12.30 – 13.00 | Sandor Peper RWB Water: Chemical-free and sustainable cooling water treatment
  • 13:00 – 13:30 | Ferdinand Kiestra, Energie- & Grondstoffenfabriek: Wastewater as a new water source
  • 14.30 – 15.00 | Otto Schepers & Bas van Eijk, Evides: The way of the water
  • 15:00 – 15:30 | Harry Polman, H2O Biofouling Solutions B.V. : Insight into the effectiveness of biofouling control in cooling water systems

Wednesday, March 18

Waterschap Wednesday - Theater 2

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 11.00 – 11.30 | Siert Wiersema, Aerzen:
    In 5 steps to future-proof aeration
  • 12.30 – 13.00 | James Chalmers, ABB: Wastewater applications where a Variable Frequency Drive can improve the process (In English)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 | Rick Schneiders, Siemens, Leon Verhaegen, Limburg Water Board & Jos Voermans, Limburg Water Board: Water connects | From separate streams to an integrated ecosystem
  • 14.oo – 14.30 | Bert Geraats, Eliquo Water & Energy: Fabric filtration & Ultrasound, building blocks for effluent quality improvement
  • 14.30 – 15.30 uur | Frank van Zijl, Lucien Vogels, Wouter van Osch, Brabantse Delta water board: Practical tools and insights from the mega wastewater pressure pipeline from Moerdijk to WWTP Bath
  • 15.30 – 16.00 uur | Frank Beltsohn, FSM Frankenberger GmbH & Co: Modern ways of waste water pre-treatment – How to reach highest capture rates (In English)

Thursday, March 19

Drinkwater Thursday - Theater 2

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 11.00 – 12.00 | Keynote speaker Govert Schilling: 14 billion years of water ‘
  • 12.00 – 12.30 | Rob Mallens, Mallens Advies: Guaranteeing distribution knowledge and quality in the sector
  • 12.30 – 13.00 | James Chalmers, ABB: Water applications where a Variable Frequency Drive can improve the process (In English)
  • 13.00 – 14.00 | ENVAQUA TechTalk: Simulate, predict and monitor, together we make the drinking water world smart!
  • 14.00 – 14.30 | Annette Buunen-van Bergen Sweco:The vital water infrastructure of the future
  • 14.30 – 15.30 | VEGA, Royal HaskoningDHV, Datawatt: Periphery and measurements on underground drinking water pipes
Other knowledge session - conference room 1a
  • 10.30 – 14.30| Water Wereld Dag: programma aimed at college students (In Dutch)
Other knowledge session - conference room 2

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 11.30 – 12.30 uur ronde 1 | STOWA & RIONED:Dealing with extreme weather
  • 13.30 – 14.30 uur rond 2 | STOWA & RIONED: Dealing with extreme weather
Urban water Theater - Theater 1

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 11.30 – 12.30 | Jaap Bresser, IKT-Nederland: root growth in and around pipes
  • 13.00 – 14.30 | RVO : Export toolbox, look for opportunities abroad
  • 15.30 – 17.00 | WaterWindow, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat: learning from succesvol innovations
Urban water theater - Theater 1​

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 11.00 – 12.30 | WaterWindow & Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat: learning from succesvol innovations
  • 12.30 – 14.00 | Willy Spanjer, The Green Village & Robert van Roijen,  VPdelta: Climate adaptation, #how| From Try-out to upscaling in the neighborhood
  • 14.00 – 14.30| Daan de Kubber Lapinus & John Evers, Kragten: Make room for rain
  • 14.30 – 15.00 | Anne Koudstaal, PlasticRoad:  The climate-adaptive & circular street made from recycled plastic
Urban water theater - Theater 1

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 10.00 – 12.00 | Bouwend Nederland: Future-proof and climate-adaptive underground infrastructure consists of the following sessions:

Most knowledge sessions are in Dutch

  • 10.30 – 11.00 | Aline Boomstra-Mulder, MH Poly Consultants & Engineers: CROW400 and PFAS; current developments
  • 11.05 – 11.35 | Hajo Heusinkveld Royal HaskoningDHV: Rapid detection of water pipe break with Aquasuite BURST
  • 11.40 – 12.10 |  Van Tongeren: DSI method; rainwater infiltration
  • 12.10 – 12.30| Kabel en Leiding Overleg: Excavation damage prevention

New! Next Level

With the new exclusive exhibition hall of Evenementenhal Gorinchem, Next Level, it is possible to set up a strong and extensive knowledge program. With all climate changes and the resulting changes, the Netherlands has to take measures. This will only be a success if forces from the water sector are combined. During Aqua Nederland we facilitate the presentation possibility and space for various knowledge parties. Next Level is also designed for engineering and consultancy firms, knowledge institutions, trainers and specific suppliers focused on climate in order to introduce you as a visitor to solutions and advise.

Broadening in themes

For the first time, Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs responds extensively to current issues relating to the climate-adaptive city, delta technology and energy-neutral solutions. In addition, special knowledge days are organized for visitors from the water boards, drinking water companies and industry. Next Level is fully equipped for advice, networks, innovations and knowledge sessions focused on the important themes above. This makes Next Level extra interesting for policymakers, project developers or consultants in this area. Discover how you can take on challenges with powerful new insights and knowledge together with the market!

Drilling & tapping demonstration

In 2019, Drilling & tapping demonstration was organised for the first time at Aqua Nederland Vakbeurs in collaboration with the Royal Dutch Water Network (KNW), Waternet and Waterbedrijf Groningen. This was received with great enthusiasm, so that in 2020, again pipefitting teams travel to the trade fair.


The demonstrations are a competence test. The intention for the teams is to tap a 150 mm GN / C drinking water distribution pipe under pressure as quickly as possible, then connect the connecting pipe to a meter assembly and connect it to a tap. The moment water comes out of the tap, it is over and the time is stopped.

Do you have suggestions for the Next Level program for Aqua Nederland 2021? Contact us. Maybe your subject will be discussed or you will be in the spotlight yourself!

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