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
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.
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
Next edition Aquatech Amsterdam is moving to March and to different, bigger halls. Mark your calendar 11-14 March 2025.
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