THE 12 SOCIETAL THEMES WE HACK IN 2019

CLEAN WATER &
SANITATION

Preventing & managing water scarcity

More than 40 percent of people around the world are affected by water scarcity and numerous countries and regions (including Flanders) are depleting their supply of renewable fresh water. Climate change will only make the situation worse. So let’s do a better job protecting our water-related ecosystems and develop alternative sources of freshwater.

WATER CHALLENGES

  • REDUCE WATER LOSS

    Find solutions for reducing water loss by detecting leaks in the distribution network and predicting consumption.

    With De Watergroep

  • DECENTRAL WATER PRODUCTION

    Come up with solutions for local water production and consumption.

    With De Watergroep

  • WATER & ENERGY NEXUS

    Help create and use energy with water.

    With De Watergroep

Workshops and More

EXPERTS, SPEAKERS & MENTORS

David Baetens

Water Theme Curator

Experienced in the Volvo Group as Service Manager and later IT Architect, taken the step towards public service as Senior Project Manager. Combining technical know how with soft skills to create opportunities for others to excel.

Filip Vancoillie

Water Distribution Expert

Asset Manager - Distribution at De Watergroep

Gerdi Vandekerckhove

Future Proof Water Production

Production manager De Blankaart

Joris Pieters

Water Theme Expert

Chemical engineer, environmental & sustainability specialist. Faced with increasing droughts and water scarcity due to climate change and growing urban development we tackle the challenges to fresh water availability. Thinking nature based solutions and closing urban water cycles.

Louise Vanysacker

Innovation Water Treatment

Head R&D at De Watergroep

Ortwin Deroo

Sustainable Water Production

Business development manager at De Watergroep

Tom Diez

Sustainable Water Production

Director Water Resources & Environment at De Watergroep

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