Why you should visit the Amsterdam International Water Week
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
- Become a master of digitalisation
- Realise the resilience
- Meet the award winners
- Contribute to practical and bankable solutions
- Run for a great cause
- Get pumped at the plaza
- Attend the Oscars of the Water Technology Industry
- Meet the Future Water Leaders
- Get water-smart
- Learn about Rembrandt
- Don’t be hating, get innovating
- Become the next Samuel Sarphati
- Meet the Industrial End Users
- Learn how to master micropollutants
- Take a stroll down ‘Innovation Avenue’
- Eat stroopwaffles
- Drive the agenda
- Join the Amsterdam agreements movement
- Cheer the champions
- Go underground
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pumps are the workhorses of water sector. Find out the latest developments and innovations at the Pumps & Process Plaza. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BlueTech Research and Aquatech host the Innovation Pavilion, bringing together 11 short-listed companies showcasing disruptive new innovations. Read more here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.