Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 sparks exciting business as water sector meets in full force

Monday, 20 November 2023

Aquatech Amsterdam started with the announcement of the Aquatech Innovation Awards. Acknowledging world-class innovations and the latest technological developments, this year’s award received 92 innovative entries– the highest in history. After a detailed review by the independent jury the overall winner of the 2023 Aquatech Innovation Award was selected: EDBM ElectroMembrane Stack from REDstack BV.

The voice of the water professional

The water professional also had a voice. They could choose their personal favourite nominee for the Aquatech Community Award online. The nominee with the most votes was Sanipure with their innovation Zero B.  They are the winner of the Aquatech Community Award 2023!

Twirling around the worlds

The new four Aquatech Worlds were well received and the attached knowledge programmes were packed. These groundbreaking focus areas embrace the current trends in the water industry, providing attendees with a comprehensive experience tailored to their specific interests and water challenges. Through its distinct realms of Clean Water World, Waste Water and Resources World, Industrial and Corporate Water World, and Digital World, Aquatech Worlds clustered content, challenges, and solutions. The removal of Pfas – the forever chemical- was the hottest topic this year.


Circular Economy Pavilion with GWI

 A standout feature of this year's exhibition was the emphasis on circular water solutions. Knowledge Partner GWI bringing a wealth of knowledge, spearheaded this pavilion. Companies presented groundbreaking approaches to water reuse and recycling, highlighting the importance of closing the loop in water consumption. Innovations in wastewater treatment technologies not only purify water for reuse but also extract valuable resources, contributing to a more sustainable and circular economy. In the Innovation Forum, the conference on the first day of the show, leading utilities of the world spoke about projects that embody circularity.

From desal to smart to finance & regulation

Once again, Aquatech comprehensively addressed an array of water-related subjects, exclusively focusing on this critical topic. Exhibitors proudly showcased state-of-the-art technologies harnessing artificial intelligence, IoT, and data analytics, offering real-time water quality monitoring solutions.
Attendees actively discussed the imperative for collaborative initiatives between the public and private sectors to effectively tackle global water challenges. Notably, discussions prominently featured the role of innovative finance models in driving these efforts forward.
The exhibition highlighted groundbreaking advancements in energy-efficient desalination processes, emphasizing the industry's steadfast dedication to minimizing the environmental footprint associated with water production.


The importance of partnerships in water

As part of the Aquatech motto ‘Together we make water work’ more partners than ever were welcomed: Bluefield, Bluetech, European Desalination Society, Global Water Intelligence, Isle, IWA, KNW, NWP, RvO, Stowa, Wateralliance en WQA.

The numbers

Aquatech welcomed 837 exhibitors and a visitor attendance of 19,228, of which 68% international from 139 countries. Add to that the Forum and the exhibitor staff and the grand total exceeds over 24,000 water professionals in one week.


The message from the floor

As the curtains closed on Aquatech Amsterdam 2023, the resounding message was clear: the water industry is at a critical juncture, and innovative technologies and solutions are key to securing a water-secure future.
Next edition Aquatech Amsterdam is moving to March and to different, bigger halls. Mark your calendar 11-14 March 2025.

Aquatech Global Events

Established in 1968, Aquatech Global Events organises the world’s leading trade events for a sustainable water future in Europe, China and Mexico as well as the biggest online watertech community. The well-established format covers ALL water-related topics and ONLY water-related topics, from wastewater, clean water, resource & bioeconomy, industrial & corporate water to smart water and water scarcity.
Aquatech Global Events are visited by professionals from all parts of the water industry and attract policy-makers, top-level businesses, specialists, and those who apply the technology in practice.

Upcoming events

Aquatech Mexico 2023 | 3-4-5 September 2024
Aquatech China 2024 | 11-12-13 December 2024
Aquatech Amsterdam 2023 | 11-12-13-14 March 2025

About RAI Amsterdam

Bringing together people expands borders... it inspires! RAI Amsterdam has been bringing different worlds, people and markets together, at home and abroad, since 1893. The RAI is an international exhibition and convention company that organises events in the Netherlands and abroad and operates the RAI Convention Centre in the business district of Amsterdam. Since 2014, RAI Amsterdam has had its own office in Shanghai, RAI China, where it organises several A-brand tradeshows for the Chinese and international markets.