This year’s Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is set to be bigger and better than before.
Including multiple events, conferences and social events – it is one of Europe’s largest gatherings of global water professionals.
Taking place from November 4-8, AIWW is the major European meeting point for the global water market to network, exchange knowledge and learn in an engaging environment.
There are hundreds of reasons to attend but to save you time, below we’ve selected the top 21:
- Experience the world’s largest water-focused exhibition
Join 25,000+ water professionals from over 140 countries, in the vibrant city of Amsterdam for the world’s largest exhibition focusing on process, drinking and wastewater. Read more here.
- Become a master of digitalisation
Attend the launch of the Aquatech Innovation Forum to hear from some of the world’s most progressive water utilities on ‘Mastering Water’s Digital Transformation’. Think engaging, insightful and even provoking content delivered in a way that allows the audience to shape the agenda. Read more here.
- Realise the resilience
Take organised excursions to Rotterdam and Amsterdam to learn about flood protection and climate adaptation: bankable urban rainproof projects for, with and by citizens. Read more here.
- Meet the award winners
What is the most innovative product, service or solution in the water industry? Find out the winners of the Aquatech Innovation Awards, which will be selected by an expert jury and revealed during the opening ceremony. Read more here.
- Contribute to practical and bankable solutions
Attend the two-day AIWW Conference, a platform for professionals who face challenging water issues and those who can contribute to practical and bankable solutions. Read more here.
- Run for a great cause
Put on your trainers and join other water professionals for the Aquatech 5K charity run around the event grounds to help raise money for Aquaforall, a non-profit organization established in 2002 by the Dutch water sector. Read more here.
- Get pumped at the plaza
Pumps are the workhorses of water sector. Find out the latest developments and innovations at the Pumps & Process Plaza. Read more here.
- Attend the Oscars of the Water Technology Industry
Join the Aquatech Innovation Dinner for a three-course meal including drinks to celebrate innovation and the sharpest and most creative minds in the industry. Read more here.
- Meet the Future Water Leaders
Join young water professionals from around the world who will be leading a public event prior to Amsterdam International Water Week and participating in several AIWW Conference sessions. Read more here.
- Get water-smart
Smart water networks are the future of the utilities industry. The Smart Water Networks Pavilion, powered by SWAN Forum, offers visitors a focussed hotspot to learn all about the latest trends and technologies in the sectors and to meet some of the major players in this space. Read more here.
- Learn about Rembrandt
This year marks the 350th anniversary of famous Dutch painter Rembrandt. Find out how this Dutch master of the Golden Age inspired and moved the world with his beautiful works. Read more here.
- Don’t be hating, get innovating
BlueTech Research and Aquatech host the Innovation Pavilion, bringing together 11 short-listed companies showcasing disruptive new innovations. Read more here.
- Become the next Samuel Sarphati
In honour of the sanitation legend Samuel Sarphati, the first ever Sarphati Sanitation Symposium will bring together pioneers to explore innovative funding instruments and ways to increase the awareness and political support for sanitation. Read more here.
- Meet the Industrial End Users
With industry consuming vast quantities of water, efforts are underway to become more efficient and sustainable. Join the Industrial User Experience (IUE) mini-seminars that bridge the gap between industry demands and technological solutions, including dedicated oil & gas or food & beverage focused days. Read more here.
- Learn how to master micropollutants
Be the first to hear research results from a Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water programme that studied innovative technologies for the removal of micropollutants from municipal wastewater. Read more here.
- Take a stroll down ‘Innovation Avenue’
Where better to find out about latest industry innovations than by taking a stroll down the Innovation Avenue where visitors are immersed in the latest technologies in the field of clean drinking water, sludge dewatering, algae detection systems, surface water treatments + more. Read more here.
- Eat stroopwaffles
Reenergise for the event with a bite of an original Dutch stroopwaffle, a wafer cookie made from layers joined by a caramel filling. Yum! Read more here.
- Drive the agenda
The Innovation Forum will include two ‘Unconferenced’ sessions where the visitors drive the agenda in a free-flowing format. Bring your questions and discussion on innovation and digitalisation. Read more here.
- Join the Amsterdam agreements movement
At the AIWW Conference, join case owners, experts, suppliers and investors and under the Amsterdam Agreements, pledge to continue work in the coming years until major goals have been reached. Read more here.
- Cheer the champions
Who’s the best of the best? Watch the Pipefitting Championships to find out! Teams from all around the world will compete against each other and against the very best Dutch water companies. Read more here.
- Go underground
You could hire a bike and fit in with the locals. But if it’s raining (it’s the Netherlands after all), jump on the brand new metro 52, which takes only six minutes to get you from Amsterdam City Centre to the RAI exhibition centre. Read more here.