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7 new initiatives at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019

7 new initiatives at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-10-2019

Europe’s leading water and wastewater focused exhibition, Aquatech Amsterdam, is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.


VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-10-2019

DuPont Water Solutions kickstarted its investment into the water market with the inge ultrafiltration business from BASF. Commercial director Alex La...

Eva Martinez Diaz: It’s fate that I landed in digital

Eva Martinez Diaz: It’s fate that I landed in digital

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-10-2019

Eva Martinez Diaz believes water utilities are on the cusp of being positioned as technology as well as service providers. Here she discusses why she...

TECH DIVE: Why smart water meters are getting smarter

TECH DIVE: Why smart water meters are getting smarter

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-10-2019

Smart water meters are now enabling utilities to monitor 'beyond the meter', even combining acoustic leak detection. Why are these smart meters gettin...

21 reasons to visit the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

21 reasons to visit the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2019

AIWW is the major European meeting point for the global water market to network, exchange knowledge and learn in an engaging environment.

Richard Vestner: Merging the virtual and physical water worlds

Richard Vestner: Merging the virtual and physical water worlds

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-09-2019

Dr Richard Vestner believes we are still only scratching the surface of the benefits digital tools can offer water utilities across Europe.

Final speakers complete Aquatech Innovation Forum line-up

Final speakers complete Aquatech Innovation Forum line-up

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-09-2019

Over 40 speakers, including 15 water utilities have confirmed engaging speakers for the Aquatech inaugural event focusing on digitalisation.

Benjamin Tam: Capturing the AI zeitgeist

Benjamin Tam: Capturing the AI zeitgeist

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-09-2019

Ben Tam believes there are a few examples of companies that are capturing the zeitgeist of artificial intelligence (AI). Here he speaks to Tom Freyber...

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2019

A new analysis from the World Health Organisation plays down fears over microplastics in water but says further research still needed…

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-08-2019

Point of use systems can alert consumers via apps when filters need changing. How far can this data go? We investigate developments in the PoU market.

Frank Obenaus: Giving wastewater a digital facelift

Frank Obenaus: Giving wastewater a digital facelift

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-08-2019

German water utility Emschergenossenschaft Lippeverband is on a mission to connect its 59 wastewater treatment plants to a centralised SCADA system, a...

Meet the Sewer superheroes

Meet the Sewer superheroes

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-08-2019

Follow some of the amazing men and women responsible for unblocking and fixing sewers…

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-08-2019

Editorial: A new group will increase the visibility of women present in the water sector as role models for future generations

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-08-2019

A wave-powered desalination system in Cape Verde claims to produce drinking water at 1/3 cost of conventional systems. Can it succeed while others are...

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

  • By Aquatech
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  • 01-08-2019

Following on from a record 24-hour pre-registration, Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition is now 99 per cent sold out…

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

  • By Aquatech
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  • 31-07-2019

Öland relied on imported water to meet peak seasonal demand. Apataq designed a system that enables the treatment plant to self-adapt. Is this future o...

Biogas: an untapped energy source to avert a climate crisis?

Biogas: an untapped energy source to avert a climate crisis?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-07-2019

By converting wastewater and other organic wastes into biogas, it could help to provide the electricity for 40 million people…

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-07-2019

Cláudio Jesus from Águas de Portugal describes how the Portuguese city of Lisbon cut its non-revenue water by more than half.

Jaime Barba: It’s time to learn from our mistakes

Jaime Barba: It’s time to learn from our mistakes

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-07-2019

Over 10 years ago Jaime Barba wanted to hire a water mathematician – a rare move in the water market. Today he leads a digitalisation charge as CEO of...

Water reuse staggers ahead in Europe following council boost

Water reuse staggers ahead in Europe following council boost

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-07-2019

The European Council has given its blessing to move forward water reuse yet member states will still have the power to decide the level to which it's ...

Jesper Kjelds: Creating a digital lighthouse in Aarhus

Jesper Kjelds: Creating a digital lighthouse in Aarhus

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-07-2019

Danish water utility Aarhus Vand has been beating the data drum for many years. Here the chief digital information officer explains why a ‘digital fir...

Aquatech Innovation Forum on digitalisation races ahead

Aquatech Innovation Forum on digitalisation races ahead

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-07-2019

A total of 30 speakers, including 15 water utilities, have confirmed to speak in the inaugural event…

5G – hype or a gamechanger for water treatment technology?

5G – hype or a gamechanger for water treatment technology?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-06-2019

5G promises to revolutionise telecommunication speed for the transfer of data, but what does it mean for the water market?

Record 24-hour sign-up for Aquatech Amsterdam

Record 24-hour sign-up for Aquatech Amsterdam

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-06-2019

Aquatech Amsterdam is surpassing expectations with 75 percent of the show already sold out and a record number of visitors already signed up.

Take a bow (or bath) Europe: your waters are cleaner than ever

Take a bow (or bath) Europe: your waters are cleaner than ever

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-06-2019

Latest data from the European Environment Agency shows Europe’s bathing water quality continues to improve…

World’s largest municipal UV-LED installation moves forwards

World’s largest municipal UV-LED installation moves forwards

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2019

UK water company United Utilities is deploying the first municipal scale UV-LED system from start-up Typhon Treatment

Global rivers contaminated with antibiotics, finds new research

Global rivers contaminated with antibiotics, finds new research

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-06-2019

The first ever global study has found concentrations of antibiotics exceeds safe levels by up to 300 times in some of the world’s rivers

Why a ‘no-collar’ workforce will enable water’s digital transformation

Why a ‘no-collar’ workforce will enable water’s digital transformation

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2019

Utility workforces are being driven to adapt and learn new skills to keep up with the digital transformation which will result in a hybrid human-and-m...

TRAILER LAUNCH: It’s time to embrace the Brave Blue World

TRAILER LAUNCH: It’s time to embrace the Brave Blue World

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2019

A new industry-wide collaborative documentary is bringing together organisations from around the world to show that solutions exist today to overcome ...

VIDEO: EU project results show promise for water reuse in oil & gas

VIDEO: EU project results show promise for water reuse in oil & gas

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-06-2019

An ambitious EU-project has proven an adaptable plug&play system involving multiple technologies can provide fit-per-purpose water for reuse as coolin...

Video: Water digitalisation – could it be Denmark’s next export success?

Video: Water digitalisation – could it be Denmark’s next export success?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-05-2019

Boasting abundant aquifers and 120,000 lakes, Denmark is blessed with water. Yet behind the country’s 80+ suppliers and utilities, disruption is takin...

‘Infobesity’ and human driven resistance: two roadblocks in the digital utility journey

‘Infobesity’ and human driven resistance: two roadblocks in the digital utility journey

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-05-2019

Water utilities came together in Miami for the annual SWAN Forum to share their experience on the adoption of smart water technologies. Human driven r...

Opinion: Forget forecasting, it’s all about ‘nowcasting’

Opinion: Forget forecasting, it’s all about ‘nowcasting’

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-05-2019

Keith Hays was recently in London attending a conference on smart water systems. It showcased how far UK water utilities and leading firms across Euro...

UK utility IoT network trial brings together 9 companies

UK utility IoT network trial brings together 9 companies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-05-2019

Several companies in the digital water space are collaborating with water utility South East Water as part of a Narrowband Internet of Things trial.

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-05-2019

In order to ensure infrastructure resilience, England has been cautioned to rethink its flood protection strategy and invest every year up until 2050.

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

  • By Dr Graeme K Pearce
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  • 15-05-2019

Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impac...

Arcadis strengthens digital offering for global infrastructure projects

Arcadis strengthens digital offering for global infrastructure projects

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-04-2019

As part of a move to strengthen its digital offering engineering consultancy Arcadis has taken a majority stake in UK-headquartered EAMS Group.

5 things I learned from Denmark’s water sector

5 things I learned from Denmark’s water sector

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-04-2019

Aquatech recently continued its global tours with a four-day trip to Denmark, flying in to Billund and out from capital city Copenhagen, with several ...

Wastewater upgrade reduces phosphorus runoff in Danish Lake District

Wastewater upgrade reduces phosphorus runoff in Danish Lake District

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-04-2019

Efforts are under way to reduce phosphorus runoff in Denmark following increased public attention on stormwater overflows in the country’s iconic Lake...

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-04-2019

Can a public water utility and its global commercial technology arm be run by the same person? CEO Joke Cuperus believes it can. Here she discusses wo...

Do you know the next Samuel Sarphati?

Do you know the next Samuel Sarphati?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-03-2019

Dutch tourism levels continue to grow as visitors flock to Amsterdam for the plethora of clean canals and waterways, not to mention other attractions.
...

Yousef Yousef: Meet the algae maestro

Yousef Yousef: Meet the algae maestro

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-03-2019

The CEO of LG Sonic explains how he is building an empire by making algae dance and why Big Data is crucial for the company’s future.


In brief: 4 water digitalisation stories

In brief: 4 water digitalisation stories

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-02-2019

From Artificial Intelligence (AI) moving north in the UK to satellite leak detection in Trinidad and Tobago, we bring together a round-up of the lates...

VIDEO: What is a Circular Economy 2.0?

VIDEO: What is a Circular Economy 2.0?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-02-2019

We speak to Professor Mark van Loosdrecht to find out.

Spain and China continue as water reuse heavyweights

Spain and China continue as water reuse heavyweights

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-02-2019

Water reuse is quickly becoming a necessity rather than optional for nations bolstering water resource management efforts around the world.

What will 2019 hold for the global water market?

What will 2019 hold for the global water market?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2019

Despite kickstarting with Brexit uncertainty, 2019 promises to be another exciting year for the global water market.

Tech Dive: Will LEDs become the Tesla of the UV sector?

Tech Dive: Will LEDs become the Tesla of the UV sector?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-01-2019

Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has been promising to disrupt the traditional ultraviolet (UV) lamp disinfection market for years. Will 2019 fin...

Is Britain on the brink of a fatberg epidemic?

Is Britain on the brink of a fatberg epidemic?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-01-2019

Multiple discoveries across the country suggest fatbergs could become a common problem for UK water companies.

Machine learning helps UK water utility speed up leakage detection

Machine learning helps UK water utility speed up leakage detection

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-12-2018

Machine learning helps Uk water utility speed up leakage detection

Water leaders unite in Rotterdam ahead of COP24

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-12-2018

Water leaders recently gathered in Rotterdam to collaborate and discuss the key themes ahead of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) Conferen...

Nervous system

Fatberg detecting 5G sewer ‘nervous system’ goes down under

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2018

When you bang your toe, the human nervous system instantly transmits a signal to tell the brain where to feel pain. Ouch.

Lead levels to be halved under revised Drinking Water Directive

Lead levels to be halved under revised Drinking Water Directive

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2018

A 20-year-old European Directive on drinking water will be revised following a green light from the European Parliament.

Five progressive digital water technologies to watch

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-11-2018

With multiple vendors popping up in the digital water market solutions space, It’s an exciting yet sometimes overwhelming time for the water industry....

UK water utility operating network section with AI

UK water utility operating network section with AI

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-10-2018

There is no doubting that digital technologies and the increased availability of artificial intelligence (AI) have piqued both interest and scepticism...

Suez augments digital portfolio with Optimatics buy out

Suez augments digital portfolio with Optimatics buy out

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-10-2018

Suez has completed a full integration of hydraulic network optimisation company Optimatics as part of an ambition to build out its network of digital ...

Hubs to hubs: Declaration unites global water tech clusters

Hubs to hubs: Declaration unites global water tech clusters

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

What do China, South Korea, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the US have in common?

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

Dutch and Danish companies join forces to supercharge membranes with enzymes to remove micropollutants





Sweden and  Germany kickstart phosphorus recovery drive

Sweden and Germany kickstart phosphorus recovery drive

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

Water utility company Gelsenwasser AG has signed an agreement to recover phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge in the ChemPark of Bitterfeld-Wolfe...

More data needed on microplastics and water

More data needed on microplastics and water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

Together with pharmaceuticals, the detection of microplastics in both water and wastewater is one of the largest growing environmental concerns.

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

ATHENS, Greece – Mainland Greece may have suffered its fair share of financial and political woes over the years yet water supply, through the damming...