18 Mar 2020 - 19 Mar 2020 | Brussels, Belgium

Agenda

Due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak and the increased bans imposed on company travel, Water Europe has decided to respect the growing concerns of its network and CANCEL Water Market Europe 2020 (18-19 March 2020). We regret very much that we have had to take this decision.

Wednesday
18 Mar 2020
09:00 – 09:30
Reception Desk -> Edison&Marconi
Registration and Welcome Coffee
Registration
09:30 – 09:40
Archimedes
Welcome & Introduction
  • Durk Krol - Executive Director, Water Europe
  • Andrea Rubini - Director of Operations, Water Europe: Digital water and cybersecurity highlights 
Market Scenario
09:40 – 10:10
Archimedes
Digital Water and Cyber-security: The Market Scenario & Investments
  • Rory Weaver - Digital Editor, Global Water Intelligence; Presenting: Key market opportunities and challenges driving water’s move to digital
  • Jaime Cuykens – Innovation Banker; ING Bank – Belgium; Presenting: A brief perspective on funding your innovative project
Market Scenario
10:10 – 11:00
Archimedes
Digital Water and Cyber-security: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Armando Quazzo – Development & Innovation Manager - UTILITALIA; Presenting: UTILITALIA - Italian Utilities Cybersecurity Situation
  • Piet Seuntjens - Innovation Manager, VITO NV; Presenting: Internet of Water Flanders - enabling multi-stakeholder smart water management 
  • Rafael Gimenez Esteban - Water 4.0 Area Manager - CETAQUA; Presenting: A call on awareness. Facts and figures on cybersecurity threats for water infrastructures 
  • Rita Ugarelli - Chief Scientist, SINTEF COMMUNITY; Presenting: Water critical infrastructure protection against cyber – physical threats: the STOP-IT approach and solutions
Market Scenario
11:00 – 11:30
Edison&Marconi
Coffee Break
Networking
11:30 – 12:30
Archimedes
MarketPlace - Presentations of challenges by Utilities and Industries
  • Nele Philips – Program Manager R&D – Industry 4.0, De Watergroep;  Presenting: Can digital solutions solve the challenges of De Watergroep?
  • Guillaume Binet - Responsable du pôle Réseaux  - SUEZ; Presenting: Digital Water challenges from the Suez perspective
  • Youri Amerlinck, Researcher, Aquafin NV; Presenting: Internet of Water Flanders –Road to a digital future for integrated water management, an Aquafin perspective.
  • Armando Quazzo – Development & Innovation Manager - UTILITALIA; Presenting: SMAT - A cyber battle to prevent and fight intrusions
MarketPlace
12:30 – 13:45
Edison&Marconi
Lunch Break
Networking
12:30 – 14:00
Classroom of the Future - 4th Floor, TechLounge
Water UTILITIES Exclusive Lunch - sponsored by STOP-IT Project
Networking
14:15 – 17:00
Archimedes, Edison, Marconi
B2B 1-1 Meetings - Speed Dating & Networking

* Scheduled B2B meetings.

MatchMaking
17:00 – 17:15
Archimedes
Conclusions by Water Europe

Durk Krol - Executive Director, Water Europe

17:15 – 18:15
Edison&Marconi
Networking Cocktail
Networking
Thursday
19 Mar 2020
09:00 – 09:30
Reception Desk -> Newton BC
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Registration
09:30 – 11:00
Galilei
Urban Water Pollution and Water Security WG
  1. Opening – Jan Hofman + Blanca Antizar
  2. Workshop Water Security 29 January 2020
  3. Assessment methods water security
    1. Presentation Juliana Marcal – PhD Student University of Bath
  4. White paper on Water Security
    1. Audience, aims and objectives of the white paper
    2. Table of contents
    3. Contributions
  5. AOB

End of session

Members only!
09:30 – 11:00
Huygens
Water and agri-food WG
  • Update on WG work plan
  • R&D projects and innovative technologies
  • EU regulation on minimum standards for water reuse
  • Synergies with other initiatives: SUWANU EUROPE & EIT Food
Members only!
09:30 – 11:00
Copernic
Water and Industry WG
  1. Opening / welcome
  2. WG mission and action plan
  3. EIP Water contribution to support actions:
    • Water Legislation Fitness Check
    • Circular Economy new Action Plan
    • European Green Deal
    • Farm-to-Fork strategy or the 203
    • Biodiversity
  1. Water4all partnerships [Andrea Rubini?]
  2. Mission based paper [Sean Ohogain?]
  3. How to increase industrial participation?
  4. Identification and prioritization of R&D topics related to the impacts of industrial water reuse i.e. Modularization of technology
Members only!
11:00 – 11:30
Newton BC
Coffee Break
Networking
11:30 – 13:00
Huygens
Human Capital WG
  • Welcome and introduction
  • Workshop: ‘How to lead in Leadership skills in the Water Sector’, by Jennifer Cronick (title and topic to be confirmed)
  • Wrap-up and closure

Contactperson: 
Naomi Timmer
ntimmer@juniorwaterprogramme.eu
0031 6 83674808

Members only!
11:30 – 13:00
Copernic
Water & Energy WG
  • Introduction-Tours de table
  • Update on the BRIDGE event and possible benefits for this WG
  • JRC publication and its links to the work of this WG
  • Discussion/progress on the ongoing white paper on Energy Optimisation for the Water Sector
  • Any other business
Members only!
13:00 – 14:00
Newton BC
Lunch Break
Networking
14:00 – 15:30
Galilei
Water & ICT WG
  • Intro and reminder on WG guidelines
  • Update on WG 19-21 action: reference architecture for Smart Water
  1. Rationale and objectives
  2. Use cases and scope
  3. State of the art
  • Discussion on momentum for AI & Water at European level:
  1. Key initiatives: Digital Europe Programme, DIH, AI PPP
  2. Opportunities for Water & ICT community
  • Plan for next year
Members only!
14:00 – 15:30
Vesalius
Water Distribution Infrastructure WG
  • Opening, Introductions and Objectives of the meeting
  • Recap of the WG Purpose, Scope and Objectives
  • Workshop 1 - Trends and challenges in the water utility business
  • Workshop 2 - Innovation opportunities in water distribution business
  • Discussion and agreement on takeaways for the working plan of the WG
  • Wrap-up and next steps
Members only!
The event agenda's time zone is CEST.