Amsterdam International Water Week Conference 2017
The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the platform bringing together leaders from government, the private sector, academics and society all over the world; together we will explore a new era of Sustainable Development Goals that represent a global process of resiliency, optimal resource efficiency and transition to circular economies.
The AIWW offers an inspiring combination of events: the AIWW conference, the renowned Aquatech Trade Exhibition, excursions to Amsterdam and the Netherlands, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards, Floodex, an extensive young water professionals programme and inspiring social events.
Come to the water valley of Europe
Amsterdam International Water Week will be held for the fourth time from October 30th to November 3rd in 2017. The event is built on centuries of Dutch experience with water, and is based in the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, water valley of Europe.
AIWW 2017 boasts 50 years of experience with the Global Water Exhibition Aquatech. With a total of 856 exhibitors, showing the latest technology in water treatment and recovery, Aquatech attracts around 19,000 visitors from 139 countries. The perfect venue to showcase best practice solutions and cases for viable investment to connect water resources, drinking water supply and waste water treatment in one event.
Water management has entered into a new era of complex and unpredictable risks, challenges and opportunities. As economies grow, so does the demand for water and the impact on the world's resources. With a growing world population, climate change and encroaching demographic and economic changes, global leaders need to address multiple issues to secure the sustainable use of water in the future. In our Postion Paper we have set out our ambitions for the Conference and for the 4th edition of the AIWW as a whole.
AIWW 2017 has identified the four main water challenges facing the cities and industries of tomorrow. These challenges are the binding principle in all cases, the indepth labs and other contributions.
1. Water efficiency and Value
Keywords: value chain, growth, water efficiency, water footprint, water stewardship, compliance, viable investments, economies of scale, FIIG, asset management, finance strategy and implementation, blue economy and resilient business models.
2. Water management and Resilience
Keywords: climate change & water resilient (urban) structures, collaborative and transformative adaptation, transition infrastructure and (re)designing with water, adaptive water allocation and resilient industries, infrastructure and utilities models.
3. Institutional transition and Governance
Keywords: resilient governance, institutional capacity, water partnerships, governance, partnering and transboundary dialogue.
4. Innovative water system implementations
Keywords: recovery of valuable materials like calcium pallets, bioplastics, alginate and fertilizers, energy and nutrients, ammonia from digestate, solid dry brine from desalination, alginate from granular sludge, management of micro pollutants, desalination, decentralized treatment.