27 and 28 SEPTEMBER ALFÂNDEGA PORTO CONGRESS CENTRE, PORTO, PORTUGAL

EIP WATER CONFERENCE 2017

Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities

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Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 EIP Water Conference this autumn in Porto!

This year’s theme is “Water Innovation: Bridging Gaps, Creating Opportunities”. Innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges will be on the table. At the same time, other issues to be explored will include market opportunities for these innovations, both within and outside Europe, and how to remove barriers by advancing and leveraging existing solutions.

The 4th EIP Water Conference will be hosted by the Municipality of Porto and powered by the European Innovation Partnership on Water (abbreviated to “EIP Water”), supported by the European Commission and the government of Portugal.

Who will attend?

A rich mixture of presentations, expert panels, debates and competitions await you as together we bridge the remaining innovation gaps in Europe’s water sector, help create opportunities and build strong partnerships among participants such as:

  • Political leaders at European, national and local level;
  • Regulators;
  • Decision makers and technicians from utilities, industry and agriculture;
  • Researchers from universities and I&D centres;
  • Solution providers and innovators;
  • Start-ups and SMEs;
  • Investors.

Why Attend?

Among the keynote speakers, we expect Rui Moreira, the Mayor of Porto, and João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portugal’s Minister of the Environment, to welcome some 600-700 guests from all over Europe to Portugal and to the Invicta city (Porto).

Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will furthermore provide insights into environment and innovation work carried out in the EU.

The 2017 EIP Water Conference has five key objectives:

  • Improving access to finance and markets for innovations;
  • Facilitating easier procurement of innovation for end users;
  • Developing regulation that is conducive to innovation;
  • Sharing best practice and results from demonstration and test sites;
  • Building European-wide partnerships among stakeholders and contributors.

The extensive exhibition will allow participants to experience innovations available today and to see what is around the corner as start-ups and established companies go head-to-head and pitch their latest ideas at the Splash Innovation Stage to find out who's got talent.

The conference is free to attend, but space is limited. So please reserve the 27th and 28th of September for this event and register now to secure your seat!

More details will be sent to you as the programme evolves.

Speakers

João Pedro Matos Fernandes

Minister of Environment of Portugal

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Rui Loza

Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Porto

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Filipe Araújo

City Councillor for Innovation and Environment, Municipality of Porto

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Joanna Drake

Deputy Director-General, DG Environment, European Commission

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Diane d’Arras

President, International Water Association

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Jun Nie

O&M Director of Overseas Division of Beijing Enterprises Water Group

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Ricardo Costa

SIC Television Editor in Chief and Expresso Newspaper Publisher

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Cees Buisman

Executive Board Member, Wetsus

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Carlos Borrego

Director, Department of Environment and Planning, Univ. Aveiro

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João Nuno Mendes

CEO, Águas de Portugal Group

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Frederico Fernandes

CEO, Águas do Porto

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Gaëtane Suzenet

Managing Partner, Global Impact Partners

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Frank Rogalla

Director of Innovation and Technology, Aqualia

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Arjan Boogaards

Senior VP & General Manager, Nalco Water Europe & MEA

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António Câmara

Professor, Co-Founder YDreams (YGroup)

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Jaime Melo Baptista

Coordinator of the Lisbon International Centre for Water

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Noam Komy

Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Miya Group

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Eric Nesme

Veolia Key Offer Manager at Development, Innovation & Markets Department in Paris

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Pedro Perdigão

Chief Operations Officer, Indaqua (Miya Group)

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João Faria Feliciano

CEO, AGS

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Jorge Malfeito

R&D Director, Acciona Agua

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Manuel Alvarinho

President and Founder, Aquashare Association

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Tomas Michel

President, WssTP

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Aurora Seco

Professor, University of Valencia /"Water Circle" EIP Water Action Group

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Gabriel Anzaldi

Director, Eurecat’s Smart Systems Unit

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Mona Arnold

Business Development Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

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Maria João Freitas

Sociologist and Research Officer, LNEC

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Joan García

Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia /"NatureWat" EIP Water Action Group

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Albert Jansen

Wetsus / "Industrial Water Reuse" EIP Water Action Group

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Christian Loderer

Project and Innovation Manager, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water

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Will Maize

Senior Analyst, Bluefield Research

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Eva Martinez

Responsible for the Smart Services Area of the Innovation and Technology Department, Aqualia

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José Saldanha Matos

President, European Water Association

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Robert Schröder

Member of Cabinet, Commissioner Moedas for Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

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Petr Janak

CEO of INOTEX Ltd

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Paulo Marcelo

Executive Board Member, Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority

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Esa Falkenroth

Senior Information Architect, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

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Pedro Serra

Adviser to the Board, TPF Planege Cenor

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Adriano Battilani

Senior Researcher/Project Manager, Canale Emiliano Romagnolo

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Tom Baur

Member of the Secretariat, EIP Water

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Piers Clark

CEO for Isle Group

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João Paulo Lobo-Ferreira

Principal Research Officer, LNEC (Portuguese Laboratory of Civil Engineering)

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Bernd Gawlik

Project Leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

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Rita Hochstrat

Research Associate and Project Manager, FHNW School of Life Sciences

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Stef Koop

Researcher, KWR Watercycle Research Institute

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Ernesto Lopez-Baeza

Associate Professor of Applied Physics, University of Valencia / “Resewam-O” EIP Water Action Group

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Rafaela Matos

Principal Researcher, LNEC (Portuguese Laboratory of Civil Engineering)

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Luis Narvarte

Director of the PV Systems Research Group, Solar Energy Institute, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

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Valentin Opfermann

Policy Advisor, Copa-Cogeca / “WIRE” EIP Water Action Group

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Kees Roest

Senior Scientific Researcher, KWR Watercycle Research Institute / “ARREAU“ EIP Water Action Group

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Rudy Rossetto

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (SSSUP) / “MAR” EIP Water Action Group

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Alexandra Serra

President, Portuguese Water Partnership

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Kees van Leeuwen

Principal Scientist, KWR Watercycle Research Institute / “CityBlueprint“ EIP Water Action Group

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Jose Vasquez

Head of Quality Area in the R&D Department, FCC Aqualia

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Uta When

Associate Professor of Water Innovation Studies, IHE Delft Institute of Water Education

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Aude Witten

Deputy Director of Water Oolicy, Regional Council of Brittany

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Richard Elelman

Head of Public Administrations at EURECAT-CTM

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Karen Dalgaard Sanning

Policy Officer in the Water unit in the Director General for Environment

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Aude Glenisson

Project Officer, DG CONNECT - Smart Mobility and Living

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Nick Heath

The Fladgate Partnership

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Duarte d´Araújo Mata

Green Structure and Energy Directorate of Lisbon Municipality

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Claudia Muresan

Policy Officer for Water and Agro-environmental decision support systems at DG-AGRI

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Francisco Nunes Correia

President of the Portuguese Water Partnership

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Maria Satherstrom Lantz

Manager of WIN Water

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Joaquín Buendía Martín

Responsable of Department of the European Funds and New Business, EMASESA (Seville Water Supply and Sewage Company)

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André Fonseca Ferreira

Disruptive Innovation Changemaker & Keynote Speaker

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Hans Stielstra

DG Environment, European Commission

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Networking Breakfast


Rui Loza, Deputy Mayor of Porto


João Pedro Matos Fernandes, Minister of Environment of Portugal


Chair: Ricardo Costa, National TV Presenter and Journalist, Impresa (tbc)
Carlos Borrego, Director, Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro
João Nuno Mendes, CEO, Águas de Portugal Group
Diane d’Arras, President, International Water Association (IWA)
Noam Komy, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, Miya Group


How water is crucial to performance and what industries do to safeguard resource number one.

The market for industrial water infrastructure and a closer look at oil and gas

Jorge J. Malfeito, R&D Director, Acciona Agua

Mining water: pollutant or resource?

Mona Arnold, Business Development Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Water reuse and energy savings in the textile industry. How the ECWRTI project is using electro coagulation and membranes to reduce mill water consumption by 80%

Petr Janak, Managing Director, inoTEX

Water in the food and beverage industry

Nicolas Heath, Member of the Board, The Fladgate Partnership

The hottest water innovations being used in industry

Albert Jansen, Wetsus / EIP Water “Industrial Water Reuse” Action Group

How digitalisation in industrial water is changing business models

Arjan Boogaards, Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe & Middle East Africa for Water & Process Services, Nalco Water

Panel Q&A

Nicolas Heath, Member fo the Board, The Fladgate Partnership
Jorge J. Malfeito, R&D Director, Acciona Agua
Arjan Boogaards, Senior Vice President and General Manager Europe & Middle East Africa for Water & Process Services, Nalco Water

Networking Lunch


Key challenges to innovation when implementing European water directives

Chair: José Saldanha Matos, President, European Water Association
Joanna Drake, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General of the Environment, European Commission
Pedro Serra, Adviser to the Board, TPF Planege Cenor
Robert Schroder, Cabinet Member, Research, Science and Innovation, European Commission

Francisco Nunes Correia, Professor, Environment and Water, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon

From wastewater treatment plants to resource facilities: WATER CIRCLE – 2017 Winner of the EU Innovation Deal
Aurora Seco, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Valencia / “Water Circle” EIP Water Action Group

Wastewater – source of bioenergy and clean water: The All-Gas and Incover demonstration projects
Eva Martinez, Head of Smart Services, FCC Aqualia

Green, nature-based water infrastructure: The EIP Water “NatureWAT” Action Group and the AquaNES project
Joan Garcia, Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia / “NatureWat” EIP Water Action Group
Rita Hochstrat, Research Associate, FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern

Digital solutions for water policies from the ICT4Water cluster
Aude Glénisson, Policy/Project Officer, Content & Technology, Directorate-General
Communications Networks, European Commission


An experiment in collective awareness
Chair: Maria João Freitas, Sociologist and Research Officer, LNEC (National Laboratory for Civil Engineering)
Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Águas do Porto
Uta Wehn, Associate Professor of Water Innovation Studies, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Utilities

How modern utilities are engaging with their customers
Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Águas do Porto

How serious gaming and social media increases citizen engagement
Gabriel Anzaldi, Director of Smart Management Systems Unit, Eurecat - Centro Tecnológico de Catalunya

What we have learnt from the experiment


Chair: Jaime Melo Baptista, Principal Research Officer, LNEC (Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering)

The pains of being an innovator – or the good, the bad and the ugly of water innovation.

Piers Clark, Chairman, Isle Utilities

The Water Campus in Leeuwarden – hot-bed of innovation and commercialisation.

Cees Buisman, Executive Board Member, Wetsus

Water innovation hubs and testing facilities around the world.

Tom Baur, Senior Specialist in Cleantech Finance and Engineering, EIP Water secretariat

The Porto Innovation Hub: Foresting innovation to bridge gaps and create opportunities

Filipe Araújo, City Councillor for Innovation and Environment, Municipality of Porto

Uniting universities, research labs, local government and the private sector in the MAR network in Italy

Rudy Rossetto, Researcher, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (SSSUP), “MAR” EIP Water Action Group

How the Lund water innovation accelerator (WIN Water) prepares innovations for the harshest of marketplaces

Maria Sätherström Lantz, Manager, WIN – Water Innovation Accelerator, Ideon Open AB

Making open innovation a reality with SWITCH-ON

Esa Falkenroth, Senior Information Architect, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

Summary of Day 1


Palácio da Bolsa

What Future Water Leaders Are Working On – Report from the Water Innovation Lab

Karen Kun, Co-founder, Waterlution

Amrita Gautam, Future Water Leader

Wildemar Pereira, Future Water Leader

Water and the Circular Economy, Part 2 – Agriculture

European Commission Task Force on Water: identifying synergies between the European Innovation Partnerships on Agriculture and Water

Claudia-Silviana Mureşan and Anikó Seregelyi, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Karen Dalgaard Sanning, Policy Officer, Directorate-General of the Environment


Towards EU guidance for water reuse in agriculture

Bernd Gawlik, Scientific Project Manager, Joint Research Centre, European Commission


Novel water supply solutions for agriculture: Managed aquifer recharge and subsurface storage

João Paulo Lobo Ferreira, Principal Research Officer, LNEC (Portuguese Laboratory for Civil Engineering) / EIP Water “MARtoMARket” Action Group

Earth observation and remote sensing techniques that improve the equitable use of water
Ernesto Lopez-Baeza, Associate Professor of Applied Physics, University of Valencia / "Resewam-O" EIP Water Action Group

Precision irrigation that reduces energy onsumption

Adriano Battilani, Senior Researcher/Project Manager, Canale Emiliano Romagnolo (CER) and Valentin Opfermann, Policy Advisor, Copa-Cogeca / “WIRE” EIP Water Action Group
Luis Narvarte, Director of the PV Systems Research Group, Solar Energy Institute, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid / “PVAIZEC” EIP Water Action Group

A paradigm shift in Brittany: How a change in agricultural practice has helped implement EU water policies

Aude Witten, Deputy Director of Water Oolicy, Regional Council of Brittany

Curving the line to accelerated resource recovery: The Life Memory, INCOVER and RUN4LIFE projects, and a closer look at resource recovery factories

Jose Vazquez, Head of Quality Area in the R&D Department, FCC Aqualia

Panel Q&A

Claudia-Silviana Mureşan, Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission
Karen Dalgaard Sanning, Policy Officer, Directorate-General of the Environment
Jose Vazquez, Head of Quality Area in the R&D Department, FCC Aqualia


Chair: Gaëtane Suzenet, Managing Partner, Global Impact Partners

Julie Segal, Future Water Leader

João Pedro Castro, Future Water Leader


The top 5 ways to make the water sector attractive to investors.


How knowledge creation in water utilities can boost innovation in the sector

João Faria Feliciano, CEO, AGS


New PPP models to develop, maintain, retrofit and finance resilient water infrastructure

Pedro Perdigão, Chief Operations Officer, Indaqua (Miya Group)



How new regulations and water pricing in Portugal are stimulating more efficient water services

Paulo Marcelo, Executive Board Member, The Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority of Portugal (ESAR)


Please Disrupt! Open for Business as un-usual. How to make a success of start-ups.

Gaëtane Suzenet, Managing Partner, Global Impact Partners


Novel ways of financing innovation. An annotated catalogue

António Câmara, Serial entrepreneur and Founder of YGroup, The Inventors and Aromni

The Water Business: Markets, Opportunities and Employment

The value of water.

Tomas Michel, President, Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP)


Connecting market needs to innovations.

Will Maize, Senior Research Analyst, Bluefield Research


Featured markets for water innovations:

  • China;
  • Chair: Future Water Leaders
    Jun Nie, O&M Director, Beijing Enterprises Water Group
    Ana Mendes, Researcher, University of Évora/China-Europe Water Platform
    Cheng Zhong, Future Water Leader
    Jesse Skwaruk, Future Water Leader

  • India;
  • Chair: Future Water Leaders
    Hanks Stielstra, Deputy HEad of the Water Unit, Directorate-General of the Environment, European Commission
    - Satish Vegi, Future Water Leader
    Sanjay Kumar, Future Water Leader

  • Portuguese-Speaking Countries:
  • Chair: Alexandra Serra, President, Portuguese Water Partnership
    Manuel Alvarinho, President, Water Regulatory Council (Mozambique), Aquashare Association
    Angélica Azevedo, Future Water Leader
    Carolina Nunes, Future Water Leader



Chair: Rafaela Matos, Principal Researcher, LNEC (Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering)


A circular vision of a Smart Water Service

Frank Rogalla, Head of Innovation, FCC Aqualia


Nature-based solutions in the green city of Lisbon

Duarte Mata, Advisor of Environment & Energy Councillor, City of Lisbon


How EMASESA is creating a circular economy in the urban water cycle in Seville

Joaquín Buendia Martín, Responsible of Department of the European Funds and New Business, EMASESA (Seville Water Supply and Sewage Company)


Urban water governance capacity framework

Stef Koop, Researcher, KWR Watercycle Research Institute


City Blueprints and Porto in perspective

Kees van Leeuwen, Principal Scientist, KWR Watercycle Research Institute / “CityBlueprint“ EIP Water Action Group

The Urban Water Atlas for Europe

Bernd Gawlik, Scientific Project Manager, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Strengthening stakeholder capacity to participate in multi-level, multi-stakeholder governance models

Richard Elelman, Head of Public Administrations at EURECAT CTM and Director General of NETWERC H2O

Smart water – a key building block for the smart city

Diane d’Arras, VP Global Professional Relations, Suez Environnement

The good old sewage works is now your community resource factory

Take Lille, for example

Eric Nesme, Key Solutions Manager, Veolia

And how about generating energy from it, too? The Powerstep project

Christian Loderer, Project and Innovation Manager, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water

And, closing the loop, harvesting with anaerobic membranes and accelerated resource recover techniques

Aurora Seco, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Valencia / “Water Circle” EIP Water Action Group

Panel Q&A

Rafaela Matos, Principal Researcher, LNEC (Portuguese Laboratory for Civil Engineering)
Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Águas do Porto
Eric Nesme, Key Solutions Manager, Veolia
Diane d’Arras, VP Global Professional Relations, Suez Environnement
Frank Rogalla, Head of Innovation, FCC Aqualia


Frederico Fernandes, CEO, Águas do Porto

Hans Stielstra, Deputy Head of the Water Unit, Directorate-General of the Environment, European Commission

Site Visits

Up to two choices possible per person.


Guided site visits to a choice of five technical facilities or the Porto historic city centre (parallel to the Mayors & Water Conference and Aquaporto – Water Festival 2017).

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