Monday September 24

Location: Wetsus, Oostergoweg 9, 8911 MA Leeuwarden

Dinner at Wetsus for those who arrive in time

Tuesday September 25

Location: Water Autority Friesland, Fryslânplein 3, 8914 BZ Leeuwarden, Room: Woudazaal

Presentation Critical Mass Regional Self-Assessment: The 6 visiting regions each present the outcome of the regional self-Assessment in max. 15 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions per region.
Miranda Ebbekink provides a reflection on the presentations and hands-out an A4 evaluation on the regional self-assessment
Peer Review: Intervision session in smaller teams, targetting specific key questions or challenges (e.g. based on the regional A4-reflection paper)
Reflection moderated by Miranda Ebbekink
Walk to WTC Expo Leeuwarden
Human Capital valuable Asset Never stop learning! Invest in human capital Life long learning, it should be available for everyone. Companies have reservations about providing this. It is important to keep investing in employees. What is life long learning? In this session we focus on how the WaterCampus promotes life long learning in the water sector. We take a look at how other hubs in Europe organize the promotion of this in their area. How do other water companies provide life long learning for their employees? Life long learning benefits everyone in the end.
Networking reception at exhibition floor
Canal tour Leeuwarden, by traditional Frisian flatboat, close to WTC


Wednesday September 26

Location: Water Autority Friesland, Fryslânplein 3, 8914 BZ Leeuwarden, Room: Woudazaal

Province of Fryslan, Critical Mass Development WaterCampus Leeuwarden

Human Capital programs WaterCampus

- Jos van Dalfsen, manager Talent Program

- Pieter Hoekstra cmc, project manager The Centre of Innovative Craftsmenship Water

- Martijn Bijmans, Managing Director at Centre of Expertise Water Technology

- Nelleke van Dorenmalen, program director Wetsus Academy

Discussion with partners

Communication Strategy by Dennis Sieperda, communication manager Website, Newsletters, Press Releases Discussion about actions for Semester 1
Lunch in WTC Expo Leeuwarden

Connecting Global Water Tech Hubs (Part 3)

– Final of the WIS Award

– Panel discussion ‘How to connect global water tech Hubs’

Chair: Andrew Walker, International marketing strategist & public speaker Special guest: Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands The global water technology sector is increasingly organized in hubs. The European Water Tech Week Leeuwarden 2018 connects these Global Hubs in Leeuwarden this week. Several leaders from Global Water clusters will highlight their vision on being part of a Water Hub, like Singapore, Israel, South Korea, Canada and the USA.

What is special about the Netherlands in water tech? Special water envoy of the Netherlands Henk Ovink gives his vision on the Dutch Water knowledge and skills and more specific in water technology related issues. Many Dutch water tech companies being mainly small or medium enterprises (sme) are considered being very innovative and often strong niche players, with a great international market potention. What are the chances for Dutch companies in world-wide market and what are the opportunities in cooperation with other countries. It is a matter of strong cooperation and building alliances between many countries to solve the challenges with clean water and sanitation in the world. 

Break and visit exhibition floor
Jan de Groot, Financial Project Management Heleen Sombekke, project management
Network dinner 

Thursday September 27

On Thursday you can participate in one of the four Water Tech Tours which will be organized as part of the EWTW program. You can choose out of 4 Water Tech Tours:

1. Research recovery

2. Water, Agro & Food

3. Water and Energy

4. Water and Health

For the program of the tours see: (click water tech tours on the top of the page). All tours start at 8 am at WTC Expo Leeuwarden and the participants of all tours will meet in Sneek at the end of the afternoon for a network reception on a boat. You will return to Leeuwarden in the late afternoon, so please keep this in mind when booking your return flights. If you wish to take part in a tour, we suggest you book your return flight on September 27 after 10 pm or on September 28.