18, 19 en 20 March 2025 | Evenementenhal Gorinchem

Work on Urban water & Sewage management

Climate change and its associated consequences are a major concern, stirring up much discussion. Increasingly heavy rainfall and heatwaves necessitate smart adaptation strategies. Climate-adaptive solutions thus form a crucial item on the agenda of urban water managers and sewerage administrators. In this regard, collaboration between municipalities, water boards, businesses, and citizens is not an option but a necessity.

Climate adaptive water management in public space

In the municipal sewerage plans the policy for dealing with rainwater and groundwater are grounded. Sewers often cannot cope with the abundance of water during a downpour, while on the other hand drought lurks. The excess rainwater can be collected by applying smart new urban water concepts. Examples of this are the reuse of wastewater and the collection of excess rainwater in reopened canals, water plazas and meadows.


By increasingly storing or discharging rainwater above ground via, for example, bioswales, green strips and roads designed for them, we achieve a cost-effective approach that contributes to an integrated approach to greenery, roads and sewers and it also helps to limit heat. Citizens can also play an important role in this, for example by replacing their garden tiles with more greenery, green roofs or the use of a rain barrel.

Future proof Sewage management

Sewer managers or urban water managers are also increasingly working with innovative solutions. For example, they use drones for inspections and measurements, they choose for trenchless techniques or make the shift from central to decentralized wastewater treatment. Digitization means that sewerage is becoming “smarter”.

Why should you, as a Urban water & Sewage management company, visit Aqua Nederland?

In addition to the ‘Water Marketplace‘ on the ground floor where supply and demand of products and services in water management are presented and demonstrated, you can head to the ‘Next Level‘ on the upper floor for the extensive knowledge program, where experts will update you on substantive and current topics. Next Level is also designed for knowledge providers, including engineering and consulting firms, innovations and startups, knowledge institutions, educators, and specific suppliers focused on climate and urban water. Additionally, there will be a three-day Urban Water Theater here, filled with knowledge sharing about sewerage management and predictive maintenance, separation of rainwater and sewage at the source or during transport.

Do you have suggestions for the Next Level program for Aqua Nederland 2025? Contact us. Maybe your subject will be discussed or you will be in the spotlight yourself!

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