General information

The Sensors4Water conference is kicked off by Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers, who has just recently seen the world as a globe. He will share his view on Sensortechnology and Water Technology with the expected hundreds of participants of Sensors4Water from this original perspective. At the conference recent developments on sensor technology in the water cycle are presented from several water hotspots around the globe. Keynote speakers from Israel, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Ireland and The Netherlands will share their view on how sensor technology play an active role in global water issues such as Water safety, Water scarcity, Data management and Asset management. You will get the opportunity to get involved in the discussion by joining the interactive theme sessions or during the many network moments. Sensors4Water is th� global conference you wouldn�t want to miss for the world! So register now and join us in September in the beautiful historic Dutch capital city of Drenthe, Assen. We will be proud to welcome you!

On behalf of the organising committee,
Hein Molenkamp, Director Water Alliance
Hans Haerkens, Director Sensor Universe

Under the auspices of the Scientific Committee:
Bram van der Gaag, KWR
Heinrich Wortche, Incas3
Henk Miedema, Wetsus
Peter van der Maas, WLN

Accommodations:

Main event, theatre "de Nieuwe Kolk", Weiersstraat 1, 9401 ET Assen, The Netherlands

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Registration fees:

  • Full registration, €295,00
  • Early bird registration, €250,00 ( ends 1st august)
  • Members fee, €200,00 (ends 1st august)
  • One day registration, €175,00
  • Student registration, €100,00 (To qualify for the student rate you must be enrolled full-time in a degree program up to and including the Ph.D. at the time of the conference.)
  • Exhibition space (only in combination with full registration)

all prices excl. VAT

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Student contest:

Students are challenged to submit their proposals with a view to the perfect sensor solution to help solve one of the great global water challenges on either water quality or water management. The best proposal will be rewarded with €1.500,00 Euro.

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Program

Day 1

Monday 9. September

  • 09.00 Registration and coffee
  • 10.15 Opening session. J. Tichelaar, King�s commissioner
  • 10.30 VIP / Keynote: A. Kuipers , Astronaut
  • 11.30 SAWA: the experience. M. Buitenkamp, project manager SAWA
  • 12.15 Conference scope: work to do! H. Prummel, director WLN
  • 12.30 � 14.00 Lunch and invitation to the exhibition floor

Parallel session 1 Safe water for life

Application of sensor technology for water quality and water safety management (public water services, wastewater treatment, ecotoxicology, water supply, water safety plans). Chairman: B. van der Gaag, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, The Netherlands

  • 14.00 Key note B. Limoni-Relis, Mekorot Water Company, Israel. "Means for Securing Water Quality"
  • 14.30 Scientific progress, T. van Leest, Wetsus/TU Delft, The Netherlands. "On-chip optical trapping and Raman sensing of single bacteria."
  • 15.00 Application in practice: C. Lemoine, Veolia Eau, France. "Smart water sensors network: a way to re-invent water supply management."
  • 15.30 Challenges and business opportunities. Interactive discussion.
  • 16.00 Wrap up by chairman: conclusions and follow-up actions
  • 16:15 Invitation to the exhibition floor

Parallel session 2 Sensors for asset management

Sensor technology for decision support in production and operations. Chairman: B. Hamelers, Wetsus, Netherlands

  • 14.00 Keynote: H.C. Flemming, University Duisburg Essen, Germany. Title to be announced.
  • 14.30 Scientific progress: G. Dubbelman, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands. "Robotic Water Infrastructure Monitoring."
  • 15.00 Application in practice: M. Dignum, Waternet, Netherlands. "Monitoring of large transport pipes of WRK".
  • 15.30 Challenges and business opportunities. Interactive discussion.
  • 16.00 Wrap up by chairman: conclusions and follow-up actions
  • 16:15 Invitation to the exhibition floor

16:30 Visit exhibition floor + Drinks

18.30 - 22.00 Pricewinning award ceremony, dinner, Cabaret / infotainment

Day 2

Tuesday 10. September 2013

Plenary Keynote

  • 9.00 Key note M. Storey, Sydney Water, Australia. "Advances in Online Monitoring in the Global Water Industry".
  • 10.00 Coffee + tea

Parallel session 3 Save water for life

Application of sensor technology for water use optimization (agriculture and industry), socio-economics: water scarcity, more crop per drop, water cycling in horticulture. Chairman: G.J. Euverink, University of Groningen, Netherlands

  • 10.30 Keynote: N. van de Giesen, TU Delft, Netherlands. "New measurements for old problems: Mass produced sensors for water management."
  • 11.00 Scientific progress: K.E. Lindenschmidt, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. "Development of a surface water quality modelling system for the South Saskatchewan River Basin".
  • 11.30 Application in practice: C. Blok, WUR Greenhouse Horticulture, Netherlands. "Sensor guided treatment and adaptation of water in Horticulture".
  • 12.00 Challenges and business opportunities. Interactive discussion
  • 12.30 Wrap up by chairman: conclusions and follow-up actions
  • 12.45 Invitation to the exhibition floor

Parallel session 4 From sensor data to information for water management

Looking from the other side: sensors generate lots of data, but how to process these data in such a way that information is produced that is adequate for daily water management. Chairman: H. W�rtche, Incas3, Netherlands.

  • 10.30 Keynote: S. McKenna, IBM research lab, Ireland. "Efficient Extraction of Information from Sensor Data."
  • 11.00 Scientific progress: M.Allen, Visenti, Singapore. "WaterWiSe: real-time monitoring, analytics and modelling for water distribution systems. "
  • 11.30 Application in practice: B. de Graaf, Vitens, Netherlands. "Smart Water Grids: challenges for water utilities."
  • 12.00 Challenges and business opportunities. Interactive discussion
  • 12.30 Wrap up by chairman: conclusions and follow-up actions
  • 12.45 Invitation to the exhibition floor

13.00 � 14.30 Lunch and visit exhibition floor

Grand finale

  • 14.30 Recharge your sensors! Lively on stage discussion with all session chairmen, decision makers on European, National and Regional policy AND YOU. The absolute kicker to your next sensors4water project.
    on stage guests: J.C. Herrero, action group real time water quality monitoring of the European Innovation Partnership on Water; W. Buijs, representative NL topteam water; A. van der Tuuk, Executive Province Drenthe
  • 15.45 Final remarks and invitation to proceed
  • 16.00 Drinks and informal round table discussions
  • 17:00 End