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Water Market Europe 2018
Market & Investment for Innovative Digital Solutions

21st of March 2018 Brussels - Blue Point

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Solution Providers

Anders Tvegaard

Orbicon Informatics
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speaker_pic Anders is the Director of Orbicon Informatics, a software company dedicated to developing innovative solutions to water and wastewater utilities, combining cutting-edge technologies with deep understanding of the utility sector. Before taking on the role at Orbicon Informatics, Anders worked for some of the world’s largest software technology companies (SAP and IBM) and has a long track record for driving innovation in multiple industries. The latest example is the data|APEX platform ( which offers water utility companies radical new insights into their physical infrastructure by leveraging the power of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Apostolos Tzimas

SPACE-O project
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speaker_pic He is a founding member and the Managing Director of EMVIS. He has a deep technical and institutional knowledge of the water sector with particular focus on science and technology innovation. With an overall professional experience of 20 years he has been working closely with public and private sector water bodies in the formulation and implementation of programs for water related projects. In the field of water resources management, he provides specialized consultancy services and advisory work to competent central and regional authorities for the implementation of EU water policy. His research activity includes participation in more than 15 sponsored research projects and 18 publications in International Journals and Conference Proceedings. Currently he is coordinating SPACE-O H2020 project ( He is an active member of authoritative professional associations (IWA, CIWEM, IEMSS, WssTP, ISWA)

Pete Skipworth

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speaker_pic Pete is MD of Environmental Monitoring Solutions Ltd in the UK. He has interests in innovative sensor technology and intelligent wastewater networks. Pete is also Chairman of Ecus Ltd, a nationwide UK environmental consultancy. He has a PhD in hydrodynamics and is Visiting Professor at the Leeds Sustainability Institute at Leeds Beckett University.

Hasse Storebakken

Aqua Alarm
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speaker_picHe has 25 years of experience with Safety, HSE, Human Factors and IT software development and is also a Guest researcher on Chongqing Technical and Business University on the field of Business Development.Privately Hasse enjoys his work with international contacts and travelling, balanced with being with his family and friends. You will often find him in the Norwegian nature.

Peter Foerts

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speaker_picPeter works as business developer at Freebility, an IT integrator specializing in the digitalization and management of the mobile workforce. Peter strongly believes in technology as a facilitator to grow your business exponentially. While many companies still try to adapt their business processes to use proven IT products, Peter will talk about today’s IT technology and methodology that is ready to repeatedly provide great ROI by building digital solutions incrementally. Rather than use ‘common denominator’ products, you should implement IT solutions around and integrated with your existing IT infrastructure, your business processes and your business goals. We will use the example of a co-created digital platform with De Watergroep to prove the relevance of this perspective.

Leo De Nocker

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speaker_pic Leo De Nocker is an environmental economist with 30 years of experience in the field of economic analysis of environmental issues and policies. Since 1997, he works at Vito in studies related to cost and benefits for society of cleaner waters, flood protection and water management. This includes cost recovery for drinking water and sanitation, water uses and optimal tariff structures, assessment and monetary valuation of externalities and of ecosystem goods and services from nature based solutions. He has a large experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams and for policy makers at the local, national and international level, including environmental agencies and the water regulator in Belgium, the European Commission and the World Bank.

Naomi Timmer

European Junior Water Programme
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speaker_pic Naomi Timmer has been active in the water management sector as a programme manager for the Nationaal Watertraineeship since September of 2012. In addition, she joined PROJECT24 as a programme manager in September of 2016. In her prior career, she served as a project and communication consultant for several government bodies and NGOs, and as campaign manager during the provincial council elections. Naomi holds a Master’s degree in political science and a Bachelor’s degree in religious studies. Her multidisciplinary background has provided her with the vision, tools, and insights needed to uncover opportunities for cooperation that will benefit the various projects. Her focus and determination, her exceptional planning and organization skills, and her proactive, outward-oriented approach ensure that new ideas are embraced and implemented in collaboration with various partners.

Johan Oost

European Junior Water Programme
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speaker_pic Johan Oost is a passionate water professional who combines technical expertise with a sophisticated strategy for solving challenges by bringing people, knowledge and passion together. ‘Water challenges require technical solutions in harmony with the cultural, historical and socioeconomic context. Team building and creating a culturally diverse environment are essential for useful results, better communication and generating a lot of energy…” He founded the Wetskills programme, managed over 20 Wetskills events all over the world, and is still the managing director of the Wetskills Foundation. He was a board member of the YWP programme of Royal Netherlands Water Network, initiated and managed the YWP programme of Amsterdam International Water Week and took part in several international YWP initiatives. He spends half of his time working as an international activities project manager for the World Water Academy, the training institute for water professionals in the Netherlands. As co-initiator of EJWP, Johan brings in his experiences of organizing international learning and exchange programmes, his European network, and his passion to make it happen!

Vanessa van Rossum

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speaker_pic Vanessa van Rossum, with bachelor degree in European Studies at the University of TheHague, started her career as European financing consultant at the Europe Enterprise Network.After setting up her own business as private European financing consultant, she worked for theAndalusian Center for Innovation and Information Technologies and Telecommunicationsduring several years.
In 2013 she started focusing on international commerce and once she obtained her MasterDegree in International Commerce at the European Postgraduate Institute (IEP), she worked asa private consultant for international trade.
Finally in 2015 she started working for Aganova ─ solutions provider for leak detection inwater distribution and transport networks ─, where she now develops tasks as Sales Directorand International business develop manager.

Juan L. Sobreira Seoane

Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia
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speaker_pic Experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in research industry. Skilled in Research and Development (R&D), International Project Management, Innovation Management, ICT and Business Development. Strong sales professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on Economics (Open Innovation) complemented with a strong technical background (Industrial Engineer). As a part of high performance and international teams he has being working in the field of smart water and ISDS (Information Support Decision Systems) mainly in the context of projects funded by Life or Eco-Innovation programmers of the European Union. The result of a hard, innovative and enthusiastic work some of this projects have got several international and relevant awards or recognitions: Life-WIZ Project has got “Best of the Best Project” of Life Programme (2015); WETNET project has got 2 Honorable Mentions in WexGlobal (2016); finally, Life-SANePLAN has been selected as a “good practice” by OECD Water Governance Programme.

Joost de Haan

WaterWindow Initiative
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speaker_pic Joost de Haan is the founding founder of the WaterWindow initiative. For the past three years, Joost has worked on the development of the disruptive Information Sharing Platform “WaterWindow”. He strongly believes that professionals are able to solve water and climate problems just by showcasing their best practices and solutions on a structures way. His current activities focuses on the development of an online Global Sustainability Window that will aggregate all solutions that are simultaneously being developed at different places.

Riikka Pohjankoski

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speaker_pic Riikka is a Project Manager at ARCTIK, a Brussels-based public relations, communications and evaluations consultancy, which specialises in European affairs and sustainability.
At ARCTIK, she is working as a service provider on a range of European Commission’s initiatives on circular economy and eco-innovation, including the Environmental Technology Verification (EU-ETV) scheme – a European-level tool supporting and promoting eco-innovation, mainly in highly dynamic and innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
She is also experienced in managing communications for several EU-funded research and innovation projects in the fields of environment and climate adaptation.

Anna Gimenez Pujol

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speaker_pic Dr. Anna Giménez-Pujol, she works as Project manager at the Sustainability and Energy Unit at EURECAT- CTM. She has 10 years’ experience in the coordination of R&D proposals in the field of sustainability and circular economy.

EURECAT-CTM is a non-profit foundation aimed to efficiently contribute to the technological development of companies and improve their competitiveness. The unit specializes in R&D and innovation services in the fields of water technologies for reutilization and nutrient recovery, wastewater treatment, groundwater technologies, risk analysis, waste management and raw material recovery processes, energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Erica Fanchini

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speaker_pic Erica Fanchini, PhD, is currently working at CAEN SyS as field application senior scientist. I am mostly involved on project development and management for the company thanks to my background on particle detectors. I also responsible of the security products and their characterization. I got my PhD in Physics in 2011 and I have spent post-doctoral fellowships in France, Italy and US working on experiments in particle and nuclear physics.