The edition on 25th November 2021 focused on Water Reuse: Opportunities & Challenges. The event addressed the following topics:

Segment I – Water Reuse: Opportunities

Segment II – Water Reuse: Challenges

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Speaker presentation & video links:

Welcoming Words: Julia Braune, General Manager, GWP

Welcoming Words: Thomas Stratenwerth, Head of Division, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Introductory Keynote Speech: Dr. Marie Raffin, Innovation Engagement Lead, Thames Water

Closing Keynote: Prof. David Sedlak, Professor at UC Berkely and Director, Berkely Water Center, University of California, Berkely

Segment I: Water Reuse – Opportunities

Panel Discussion I: Use Cases and Opportunities

German Research: Dr. Thomas Track, Head of Water Management Subdivision, DECHEMA

Oldenburg Water Association: Kerstin Krömer, Strategic Asset Management, Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband

Risk management in Murcia: Pedro Simon, Technical Director, ESAMUR

Industrial Reuse Concepts: Dr. Angela Ante, Innovation Manager, SMS Group GmbH

Segment I: Break-Out Session

Topic 1: Innovative German Reuse Projects

Christoph Schwaller, Research Associate, Technical University of Munich

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Dockhorn, Professor/Director of Institute, Institute of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Moderator: Dr. Thomas Track, Head of Water Management Subdivision, DECHEMA

Topic 2: Industrial Reuse Concepts

Tibor Kretschmann, EnviroChemie GmbH C.K. Niels Groot, Water Specialist, Dow Benelux BV

Moderator: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geißen, Head of Chair Environmental Process Engineering, Technical University Berlin

Topic 3: Water Reuse Cases in Tourism, Rural Development and Agriculture

Thomas Gester, Head of Special Projects and Networking, ATB Water GmbH

Parssa Razavi, Managing Director, Irriport GmbH

Moderator: Christoph Urbschat, Head of Working Group Agricultural Irrigaton, German Water Partnership

Topic 4: International Reuse SpotlightsBelgium and China

Prof. Zifu Li, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Emmanuel Van Houtte, Director of Environment, Quality and Personnel, AQUADUIN

Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Ursula Schließmann, Head of Department, Fraunhofer IGB

Synopsis Break-Out Session I

Lecture: Promotional Programs and Financial Solutions for Your Investment in Developing Countries

Verick Schick, Senior Advisor, Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE)

Panel Discussion II: Challenges Around the new EU Water Reuse Regulation 2020/741

Bernd Manfred Gawlik, Portfolio Leader Water Quality, Joint Research Center, European Commission

Manuela Helmecke, Scientific Staff, German Environment Agency (UBA)

Dr. Franziska Gromadecki, General Manager, Abwasserverband Braunschweig

Miquel Rovira Boixaderas, Sustainability Area Director, Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia

Segment II: Break-Out Sessions

Topic 5: From Risks to Regulations

Manuela Helmecke, Environmental Scientist and Academic Staff, Umweltbundesamt (UBA)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Haberkamp, Urban Water Management, FH Münster University of Applied Sciences

Moderator: Regina Gnirß, Head of Research and Development, Utility Berliner Wasserbetriebe

Topic 6: Can Water Reuse Benefit From Digital Twinning?

Dr. Ulf Miehe, Head of Process Innovation, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water

Dr. Achim Ried, Chief Engineer, Xylem Services GmbH

Moderator: Dr. Richard Vestner, Senior Director, Bentley Systems Germany GmbH

Topic 7: Public Acceptance for Water Reuse

Peter Asteberg, Infrastructure Project Manager, Norconsult AB

Dr. Heather Smith, Senior Lecturer in Water Governance, Cranfield University

Moderator: Dr. Veronika Zhiteneva, Research Associate, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water

Topic 8: Access to Procurement: Bridging the Gap

Carolin Welzel, Senior Advisor, Agency for Business & Economic Development (AWE)

Moderator: Claudia Niemann, Senior Consultant, T-Base Consulting

Synopsis Break-Out Session II