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PRO

GRAM
SEMINAR
WATER
FOOTPRINT
& WATER
STEWARDSHIP

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE, BRUSSELS
15.45-19.30, POLAK ROOM
RSIDENCE PALACE, RUE DE LA LOI 155, BRUSSELS

DETAILED
PROGRAM
15.45 16.00

Coffee and tea in Polak room

16:00 - 16:10

Welcome

16:10 - 16:40

Keynote address
by Yvo de Boer

16:40 - 16:55

Introduction on Water
Footprinting and Water
Stewardship by Friedrich
Barth, special advisor
to the United Nations
Development Program
and vice-president of
the European Water
Partnership (EWP)

17:15 - 18:00

Yvo de Boer is one of the worlds leading authorities in the eld of climate change
and sustainability. As Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) he acted as chairman of both the Bali
and Copenhagen climate summits. Mr. Yvo de Boer will speak about the effects
of growing water shortages on global food production and on political stability in
large parts of the world. Furthermore he will present KPMGs latest research in the
area of Water Foot Printing.

It takes roughly 140 litres of water to produce one cup of coffee. The process
needed for one kilogram of beef even takes 16,000 litres of water. Especially
Europes Southern and Eastern countries are experiencing more and more
droughts every year, threatening agricultural and industrial production and
the supply of water for human consumption. Climate change accelerates the
frequency of these droughts, and enlarges their impacts. Farmers, companies,
and households are under increased pressure to use fresh water more responsibly
and share this scarce resource with others. EWPs Water Stewardship Program
provides government, companies and the public at large with the tools to improve
their water management, taking into account the needs of other actors in the
region. Friedrich Barth is Senior Advisor Environment, Climate and Energy at the
United Nations Development Program (UNDP), he helped design the EU Water
Framework Directive, and is vice-chairman of the European Water Partnership.
www.ewp.eu.

16:55 - 17:10

Intermezzo & coffee


break

Possibility for short interviews with both speakers

17:10 - 17:15

Video presentation
by Femke Smeets,
press ofcer at the
Netherlands Water
Partnership (NWP)

In the Netherlands, a low-lying and densely populated country that is for over 60%
prone to ooding, water management has been a necessity for centuries. Dutch
water companies are not only experts in water management, but also in water
purication and drinking water harvesting technologies. NWP is a public-private
organization comprising NGOs, knowledge institutes, companies and government.
Its 200 members aim to foster partnerships with international partners, and jointly
create solutions for ooding, drought and sanitation problems everywhere in the
world. www.nwp.nl

18:00 - 19:30

Elevator pitches of innovative solutions, by leading water technology companies:


17:15 - 17:30 Groasis
Waterboxx: growing
trees and plants in the
desert, by Pieter Hoff

The Groasis waterboxx captures and stores water from the air through
condensation and rain. The device makes it possible to plant trees or plants in
deserts, without the use of irrigation. Having been successfully tested in the
Sahara for three years, wineries in Californias Napa Valley are now using it.
www.groasis.com

17:30 - 17:40 Dacom:


50% more crop per drop,
by Jan Hadders

Dacom develops agricultural yield management systems. The company recently


completed a project in Egypt, where strawberry farmers - thanks to Dacoms
software, sensor technology and real-time satellite data - now only need
half the amount of water to grow the same amount of strawberries. Because of the
worlds growing shortages of fresh water, Dacom sees great potential to develop
its business and help farmers reduce their water footprint. www.dacom.nl

17:40 - 17:50 Landustrie


How your toilet can
save you money, by
Brendo Meulman (to be
conrmed)

A human being produces an average of 140 liters of wastewater per day. The costs
and negative environmental impact of collecting and treating this wastewater have
increased considerably. Landustries DeSaR makes it possible for households
to treat wastewater decentrally and disconnect from the sewage system. The
compact DeSaR system separates black (toilet) water from grey (household)
water, making it possible to reuse grey water and create biogas from black water.
The technology therefore is not only good for the environment, it also saves its
users money.

17:50 18:00 The


Innovation Broker:
Demonstration of
striking innovations for
sustainable water use,
by Aleid Diepeveen

The Dutch government started an Innovation Broker program to help inventors


turn creative and idealistic concepts into protable technologies that are ready to
be brought to the market. Aleid Diepeveen is director of the Innovation Program
Water Technology and will present some of the most innovative - and watersaving- technologies.

Drinks & interviews

Opportunity for interviews and informal conversations with all speakers

SEMINAR WATER FOOTPRINT


& WATER STEWARDSHIP

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
International Press Centre, Brussels

15.45-19.30, POLAK Room Rsidence


Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels

SEMINAR
WATER FOOTPRINT & WATER STEWARDSHIP
15.45

Coffee and tea in Polak room

16.00

Welcome

16:10

Keynote address
By Yvo de Boer, Global Advisor KPMG Climate Change and Sustainability practice
and former secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC)

16:40

Introduction on Water Footprinting and Water Stewardship


By Friedrich Barth, Senior Advisor Environment, Climate and Energy at the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP), and vice president of the European Water
Partnership (EWP)

16:55

Intermezzo and coffee break


Possibility for short interviews

17:10

Video presentation on Netherlands Water Partnership

17.15

Power presentations of sustainable water technology innovations


17.15
17.30
17.40
17.50

18.00

Groasis Waterboxx
Dacom
Landustrie
The Innovation Broker

Drinks and interviews


In the Residence Palace bar. Opportunity for interviews and informal conversations
with all presenters

THURSDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE, BRUSSELS
15.45-19.30, POLAK ROOM
RSIDENCE PALACE, RUE DE LA LOI 155, BRUSSELS