31 October - 3 November 2017

Innovations at Aquatech Amsterdam

Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 brings you world-first introductions and new and award-winning products!

For many years now, the Aquatech Innovation Award has been granted to the most innovative product, service or solution in the water industry. A line-up of 14 innovative technologies, most of them world firsts, have been selected by an expert jury. The contenders will compete for the overall title, the winner of which will be revealed at the opening ceremony of the Amsterdam International Water Week and the Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition on 30 October.

Visitors will be able to see all nominees and winners at the InnovationLAB (booth 07.550).


Categories of the Aquatech Innovation Award

  • Water treatment (drinking water, clean water, including point of use)
  • Waste water treatment
  • Transport & Storage
  • Process control technology & process automation
  • Innovation – not to market yet
View all the Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 nominees »

Jury members of the Innovation Award 2017

  • Prof.dr.ir. C.J.N. Buisman (Wetsus – Chairman of the Jury)
  • Ir.C. Uijterlinde (Stowa)
  • Ir.P. Kamp (former CTO at PWN Technologies)
  • W.F. Volmer BSc (Nmi Certin BV)
  • Prof. M. Kennedy, PhD (UNESCO - IHE Institute for Water Technology)
  • M. Kruisweg (Akzo Nobel)
  • Prof.dr.ir. A.J.H. Janssen (Shell)
  • H. Gastkemper (Stichting RIONED)

The proceeds of the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award go to: AMREF, A healthy future for girls in Kilindi (Tanzania)

Water is becoming scarcer and more polluted every day. Innovations are crucial, which is why Aquatech Amsterdam supports them via the Aquatech Amsterdam Innovation Award. We are also committed to improving the wider world, and will therefore donate the registration fee (€ 100.00 per innovation entry) to AMREF Flying Doctors.

The project: A healthy future for girls in Kilindi!
In January 2016 Amref Flying Doctors started a project in Kilindi, a remote area in Tanzania, to improving the health of girls and young women by introducing the alternative rite of passage for female genital cutting and increasing the access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and hygiene.
The focus of the project is on the empowerment of young girls and decision makers in their community in order to:

  • reduce Female Genital Cutting (FGM) among girls in the Kilindi district (Tanzania);
  • reduce water-, hygiene and sanitation related diseases in communities by increasing access to clean and safe water and reliable sanitation facilities in households and schools;
  • improve knowledge, attitudes and practices of communities to prevent water and sanitation related diseases.
Amref - Flying Doctors Logo
Amref - Masai, Kenya, Mothers heading to clinic for immunisation
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Collecting water
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Young boy drinking water from a mug
Amref - Masai, Kenya - Two women fetching water