The Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 will offer a rich program featuring an international conference, focused workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. This event will offer a unique chance to meet experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players, exchange ideas, develop new collaborations and grow digital social innovation around the Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation initiative.
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The 6th annual World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2017 focuses on building resilience and accelerating the adoption of commercially viable technologies to meet the demand for sustainable water and urban infrastructure management.
250 industry leaders will meet in London to explore how we can harness innovation to address the most urgent issues facing the world’s water supply.
Emphasis will be placed on the need for greater collaboration between different stakeholders in developing a more holistic approach to water management, innovation and financing. Furthermore, the summit will seek to evaluate and optimise current technologies and approaches for transforming waste streams into value streams through effective data management and water re-use and resource recovery, while delving deep into consequences of flooding and drought.
As part of the ICT4Water Cluster, the 2017 Waterwise Annual Water Efficiency Conference will be focused on Delivering Water Efficiency projects and programmes. Once again it will provide an opportunity for key stakeholders within the water sector to come together to discuss how to further water efficiency in the UK.
There will be a stellar line-up of speakers and panellists for this event, full agenda will follow shortly.
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One of the pillars of CAPSELLA’s activities is to spread the word about the added value for farmers to use and share open data. Given the importance of this topic, the CAPSELLA Consortium has planned the organisation of a focused event, which is the CAPSELLA Open Data workshop. The event will be held in Chania on Friday June the 2nd 2017 in conjunction with the Open Harvest 2017 and will feature three different sessions, namely (a) data governance and licensing, (b) data sharing and (c) data publication.
The vision of this conference is that it would inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment.
The theme of BlueTech® Forum 2017 is Water and the 4th Industrial Revolution and will bring industry thought leaders, corporate water users, innovators and entrepreneurs to gain insights to inform their water strategy.
BlueTech® Forum 2017 will feature a series of Roundtables focused on the hottest market segments and technology areas. This unique element of the BlueTech Forum includes tailored briefings from BlueTech Research’s analyst team and water technology market experts from the Technology Assessment Group.
The conference Embrace the Water aims at gathering urban planners and water professionals from around the globe in order to share experiences and projects on the opportunities and threats of water in modern, sustainable and innovative cities. The conference contributes to celebrating the Gothenburg 400 year’s jubilee, and to the IWA Cities of the Future programme.
This year’s edition of Water Innovation Europe conference will showcase that pro-actively addressing these water challenges can create and secure jobs and strong investment and market opportunities within and outside Europe. European industries, service providers, research institutes, and consultancies will have a great chance to develop and grow in the global €650 Billion water market and contribute to Europe’s global lead in Sustainable Development.
WATEC Italy 2017 is an initiative aimed at promoting cooperation between both Italian and International Companies that will also foster the interaction between the private sector and the public one. One of the most interesting topics of this second Italian Edition is the reduction of water scarcity and the solutions thereof.
The conference, will include seminars and discussions about Desalination, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Water Filtration and Ultra-filtration Technologies, Funding Opportunities, as well as a special focus on the Main Sicilian water related challenges thanks to the collaboration of both the Regional Government and the University of Palermo. For three days this event will offer a unique opportunity for companies that will exhibit and participants to show case their achievements to potential clients and, therefore, to increase investments within new emerging markets at a global level.
The 4th EIP Water conference will take place in Porto (Portugal) as part of the Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW).
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. To round up the conference, the programme will also include “WaterMatch” matchmaking, TechTalks, technical tours of Porto’s most innovative water facilities and networking receptions.
Give your contribution to solve real challenges and problems that are being faced by local communities in the field of agro-biodiversity with the use of different sources of open data. Registering for the Agrohackathon and consequently for the CAPSELLA Hackathon is a 3 step process.
Further information is coming up on the CAPSELLA website http://www.capsella.eu.
The global waste water treatment technologies industry predicts exponential growth in the near future, reaching a total value of over £74bn in 2021. Additionally, de-regulation of sewage sludge treatment will create an open market that can create new revenue streams for water companies, and provide industry with more choice on how to manage their waste water, effluent and sewage sludge.
The WW&ST Expo has been created to help drive development in the waste water & sewage treatment industry, and help you navigate the complexities of policy updates, whilst showcasing the latest technical innovations.
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The main goal of the one day 2nd CAPS community workshop, to be held on 12th July, is to gather all organisations actively engaged in design, deployment and promotion of technologies for good, which embraces a number of initiatives within the broader Digital Social Innovation (DSI) ecosystem, in order to debate progress, priorities, and impact for the society.
Major attention will be given to debate about user engagement and behavioural changes, while learning about the main outcomes and results of the ongoing CAPS projects. Moreover, the workshop will be one major milestone towards the finalisation of the DSI Manifesto.
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The inaugural Global Waste Management Conference 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand is designed as a premier platform where the industry stakeholders could enhance knowledge, network, and source for solutions. This conference is to facilitate the implementation of the waste management policies and encouraging collaboration between the authorities, technologies and solutions providers, and those working on environmental, public health, economic growth and other issues.
- The Global Waste Management Conference 2017 is designed to
- Define negative impacts of waste on health and environment as well as working on waste disposal through economically feasible methods
- Integrate efforts to develop an international/regional strategy for recycling and waste management that considers policies, legislatures, and implementation mechanism.
- Promote investments in the field of recycling and waste management.
- Review of local and international experiences in the field of recycling and waste management;
- Review the modern methods, technologies, and solutions for good management of industrial, medical and municipality waste
You can find the full program on the conference website.
World Water Week 2017
Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.
Speakers of World Water Week 2017 include:
- Karolina Skog, Minister of Environment, Sweden
- Carlos de la Torre, Minister of Economy and Finance, Ecuador
- Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
- Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly, 71stsession
- Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm
- The Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia and Chair, Sanitation and Water for all
- Dr Zaini Ujang, Secretary General, Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia
- Guang Z. Chen, Senior Director, Water Global Practice World Bank Group
- Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, Stockholm Water Prize Laureate 2017
- Christer Fuglesang, Astronaut and Member of the Royal Academy of Science, Sweden
- Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI
- Therese Sjömander Magnusson, Director, SIWI
- Ahmed Abdirahman, Founder of the Global Village and the Järva politicians’ week 2017
The IWA 4th International Conference “Water challenges in XXI century” is organized by the Strategic Asset Management Specialist Group and by the Specialist Group on Statistics and Economics.
The conference global theme, “Economics, statistics, finance, infrastructure asset management and utility bankability”, underpins major challenges of water utilities around the world. Financial and operational sustainability of water services either in developed regions, emerging economies or developing countries is crucial, not only to assure adequate present and long term service levels but also to attract financial resources needed for building, rehabilitating, refurbishing and renewing water infrastructures and assets.
IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa, which celebrated its premiere from September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg, has positioned itself strongly in the African market. The first edition saw over 2 273 trade visitors from 38 countries engage with 116 exhibitors from 13 countries taking up over 4 500 square meters. In addition the Trade Fair boasted a high-caliber forum program. The event’s portfolio is now being expanded and will in future encompass all the segments being offered by the parent trade fair IFAT in Munich: water, sewage, waste and recycling. The next edition, IFAT Africa, Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling will take place in Johannesburg in 2017.
2017 International Climate Alliance Conference
Transforming our municipalities ‒ From goals to action
20 – 22 September 2017 in Essen, Germany
Reducing CO2 emissions is not enough. A drastic shift in the way we use resources, shape policy and go about our daily routines is in order if we are to tackle the climate challenge. The transformation we need to see in our regions, cities, and towns is not something that just happens – it is a process that we need to make happen. Local authorities are central to this task. On a daily basis, they face questions such as how to gain inspiration for the change needed, how to promote integrated and coherent approaches, how to finance these transitions and how to monitor progress.
The 2017 International Climate Alliance Conference will support regions, cities, and towns in tackling these challenges. The conference, hosted by the Region of North Rhine Westphalia and the City of Essen, takes place in Europe’s 2017 Green Capital – a ‘city in transformation’. Highlighting examples of successful municipal transformations supported by strong partnerships, effective tools, and the right financing, this event will engage participants via workshops, special in-situ sessions and ample space for exchange and input.
NEXT Conference 2017 is the event for those who actively participate in shaping the digital transformation. Marketing and product leaders, digital economy executives, innovative corporations and start-ups join NEXT for inspiration and networking. Once a year about 1.300 digital minds come together to learn about the latest trends and make their company fit for the future.
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