30 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 | Brussels, Belgium


30 Oct 2019
09:00 – 09:30
Reception Desk
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30 – 09:40
Einstein ABC
Opening Speech

Durk Krol - Executive Director, Water Europe

09:40 – 10:40
Einstein ABC
Introduction to the new water related calls for proposals of H2020 Session

1. Evdokia Achilleos - EASME, European Commission
Presenting: Writing successful H2020 proposals

2. Carmine Marzano - European Commission, DG R&I
Presenting: Horizon 2020 Cross cutting call on Competitive, Low Carbon and Circular Industries

    3. Christophe Leroux - CEA (The Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies)
    Presenting: RIMA - opportunities for European industries of the water sector

    4. Avelino Gonzalez Gonzalez – European Commission, DG RTD
    Presenting: Horizon 2020 last call: an overview of water relevant topics

      10:40 – 11:00
      Lobby -1
      Coffee Break
      11:10 – 12:10
      Einstein ABC
      Project Ideas Presentations - Session 1

      1. Mylène Trublet - RISE (KIMAB)
      Presenting: Monitoring and evaluating the impact of micro/nano plastics from the degradation of water pipe systems on human health and the ecosystem

      2. Irina Celades - Instituto de Tecnologia Cerámica
      Presenting: DEWDROP - ”Efficient industrial processes through recovery and re-utilization of water, heat and materials across multiple sectors”

      Ilias Gialampoukidis - Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - Information Technologies Institute; 
      Presenting: Water quality monitoring using the satellite images of the Copernicus programme

      4. Esko Juuso - University of Oulu
      Presenting: Intelligent analyzers in developing cyber physical systems for water systems

      5. Demetrios Eliades - KIOS Center of Excellence, UCY
      Presenting: Water@Risk: Intelligent Decision Making for Multi-Hazard Risks

      12:15 – 13:30
      Lobby -1
      Lunch Break
      13:30 – 14:30
      Einstein ABC
      Project Ideas Presentations - Session 2

      6. David Halter - Lodiag
      Presenting: Identification of emerging micropollutants associated with high environmental impacts

      7. Gil Gonçalves - Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA)
      Presenting: Bio-based graphene oxide sponges for remove potential toxic elements from wastewaters

      8. Juan Luis Sobreira Seoane - Instituto Tecnologico de Galicia
      Presenting: WEnerFood: Towards a Better Water Governance: Facing Water – Energy – Food Interactions in a Context of Climate Change

      9. Nikos Kanellopoulos - National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
      Presenting: Development of innovative near-zero-liquid discharge membrane intensified systems

      10. Renzo Taffarello - TUNE - Piave Servizi - ATS Presenting: "Common Big Data Infra for Water Utilities."

      14:30 – 15:00
      Lobby -1
      Coffee break
      15:15 – 17:15
      B2B 1-1 Meetings - Speed Dating & Networking

      Scheduled B2B meetings. Attention!

      • This year all meetings requests will be accepted automatically by the system
      • Please cancel yourself the meetings you do not want to have.
      17:15 – 17:45
      Einstein ABC
      Successful Projects Presentations
      1. Impaqt Project - develop and validate in-situ a multi-purpose, multi-sensing and multi-functional management platform for sustainable Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture production. 
        Presented by Paraskevas Bourgos, PhD - Solution Architect | Project Manager, WINGS ICT Solutions
      2. NextGen: Challenging embedded thinking and practices in the water sector by embracing circular economy principles and technological innovation.
        Presented by Dr. Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia |Watershare Programme Director, KWR Watercycle Research Institute & Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter
      3. ZERO BRINE: Re-designing the value and supply chain of water and minerals: A circular economy approach for the recovery of resources from brine generated by process industries.
        Presented by Vanessa Vivian Wabitsch | Project Manager, REVOLVE
      17:45 – 18:45
      Lobby -1
      Networking Cocktail
      19:30 – 22:30
      Water Knowledge Europe DINNER (Evening Networking Programme)

      Brasserie LeopoldRue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Brussels

      31 Oct 2019
      09:00 – 09:30
      Registration & Welcome Coffee
      09:30 – 11:00
      Industrial Water Efficiency & Reuse practices WG

      Led by Ms. Jeromine Albertini

      • Presentation of the new WE WG Industrial Water Efficiency & Reuse practices
      • Scope, objectives, and planned activities.
      • Discussion
      Members only!
      09:30 – 11:00
      Nexus WG

      Led by Mr. Floor Brouwer

      • Welcome/participants to introduce themselves
      • Draft of policy brief on the water-energy-food Nexus
      • Policy conclusions of the brief entitled ‘The water-energy-food nexus in a circular and low-carbon economy’.
      • Launch inventory to take stock of ‘Innovations creating synergies in the nexus’
      • Follow-up
      • Wrap-up and closure
      Members only!
      09:30 – 11:00
      Newton A
      Renewable Energy Desalination WG

      Led by Mr. Guillermo Zaragoza

      • Welcome
      • Presentation of the scope and Working Plan of the Working Group for 2019-2021
      • Discussion on a strategy for collaborating with other WGs
      • Discussion on new interesting calls
      • Conclusions and actions to be taken
      Members only!
      09:30 – 11:00
      Resource Recovery WG

      Led by Mr. Martijn Bijmans

      • Welcome and registration of participants
      • Introduction of the Open Consultation“Research recovery from Water, how is this currently addressed in H2020 and what needs to be improved?”
        • Andrea Rubini, Water Europe, Vision from SIRA on Value in Water
        • 3-slides pitches from Water Europe members
        • Jury member: Avelino Gonzalez Gonzalez, DG RTD
      • Interesting calls:
        • Leading Enabling Industrial Technologies (LEIT)
        • SPIRE: Industrial symbiosis
        • SPIRE: Near Zero Water Discharge
        • Bio-Based Industries
      • Discussion
      • Conclusions and recommendations
      Members only!
      11:00 – 11:30
      Newton BC
      Coffee Break
      11:30 – 13:00
      Human Capital WG

      Led by Naomi Timmer

      • Welcome and introduction
      • Work plan 2019-2020
      • Presentation European Junior Water Programme Project ‘A first approach to identifying challenges and good practices on human capital in the European Water Sector’.
      • Workshop on creating a European Human Capital Agenda
      • Proposal and discussion Follow up project EJWP – towards a European Human Capital Agenda policy brief
      • Wrap-up and closure
      Members only!
      11:30 – 13:00
      Nature-based solutions WG

      Led by Mr. Mehdi Ahmadi

      • Welcome and round-table
      • Presentation of Working plan for 2020-2021 and next steps
      • Presentation of next Horizon Europe calls related to NBS by the European Commission staff
      • Presentation of projects
        1. Dr. Liam McCarton/ Dr. Sean Ohogain – Project "ARCC: ACHIEVING RESILIENT CITIES & COMMUNITIES"
        2. Dr. Rudy Rossetto – project TRIGEAU
        3. Dr. Mehdi Ahmadi – project Klima 2050 and Hug the Streets
      • Conclusion
      Members only!
      11:30 – 13:00
      Water & Energy WG

      Led by Ms. Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia

      • Welcome, Introduction
      • Overview of the previous work/meetings of the WG
      • Energy optimisation for water systems: Analytic presentation of the white paper under preparation
      • Links with other WGs and WE actions
      • Discussion, comments
      • Next steps
      Members only!
      11:30 – 13:00
      Newton A
      Water and Climate WG

      Led by Mr. Tim aus der Beek

      • Introduction of participants
      • Presentation and discussion of WG work plan submitted to Water Europe in August
      • List of climate change related projects of each member
      • Mapping of competences of members
      • Presentations of important project results for the WG by members (5 min pitches)
      • Overview of current and future Horizon2020/HorizonEurope projects relevant for theWG
      • Deliverables 2019/2020
        1. Position paper
        2. Workshop reports
        3. Open research questions
      • Prioritisation of the main topics agreed on at the WG meeting WIE 2019 (see minutes)
        1. Research demands and tools on climate change and water
        2. Climate data products and their associated uncertainty as services for stakeholders
        3. New data sources for research, development and consulting
        4. Cooperative and integrated risk assessment and adaptation
        5. Water quality impacts of climate change
        6. Economic dimensions of climate change impacts on water
        7. Insurance strategies for adaptation measures
        8. Changes in hydrological extremes
      • Upcoming events
      • Any other business
      Members only!
      11:30 – 13:00
      Water Security WG

      Led by Mr. Jan Hofman

      • Opening, introduction to new members (if any)
      • Minutes of previous meeting (WIE)
      • Report on activities
      • SC5-27-2020, potential contributions to a consortium.
      • Wrap-up and closure
      Members only!
      13:00 – 14:00
      Newton BC
      Lunch Break
      13:00 – 16:00
      Water and Industry WG

      Led by Mr. Albert Jansen

      • Welcome/participants to introduce themselves
      • Spire call on industrial water
      • Conclusions and actions to be taken
      Members only!
      14:00 – 15:30
      Newton A
      Ecosystem Services WG

      Led by Lena Goldkuhl and Clemens Strehl

      During the Ecosystem Services working group meeting, members will have the opportunity to present competencies, project ideas, etc in relation to current H2020 calls in the Ecosystem Services area.

      • Welcome
      • Presentation of participant’s competencies in relation to relevant H2020 calls
      • Common glossary in the Ecosystem Services area
      • Database on past or running projects in the field of Ecosystem Services
      Members only!
      14:00 – 16:30
      Joint WG meeting: Contaminants of Emerging Concerns & Bathing Waters & Urban Water Pollution

      Led by Mr. Jan Hofman, Mr. Pascale Rouault and Mr. Leonard Osté

      • Development of a white paper on water pollution
      • SC5-27-2020 consortium building and pitching of potential partner contributions
      Members only!
      14:00 – 15:30
      Water Distribution Infrastructure WG

      Led by Mr. Ilari Aho

      • Review and agreement on WG scoping and high level 2-year plan
      • Identification of first RD&I priorities and potential high level project ideas for implementation
      Members only!
      The event agenda's time zone is CEST.