Water Technology Forum

Water technologies have always been a focus area of innovation collaboration between China and the Netherlands. Climate change-related effects have increased the importance of this collaboration and its impact. This Forum will discuss the pressing issues of water management and the adoption of Low Carbon technologies, the generation of Blue Energy, and other sustainable water technologies.

Forum details (please note, this is subject to change)

Date: To be decided (between May and June)
Location: On-line (zoom) and on-site (Shanghai)
Theme: Water connects, water future
Topics: Low Carbon Water technology, Blue Energy generation, Sustainable Water technology

Program (UTC+08:00)

  • 13:00 Warm-up video
  • 13:10 Official opening speeches
  • 13:50 Keynote Report: Model Innovation by Cees Buisman and Zhang Jingan
  • 14:50 Thematic Report: Cooperative Innovation
  • 15:20 Thematic Report: Integrate innovation
  • 15:35 Signing Ceremony
  • 16:00 Technological Innovation Achievement
    • Blue energy: Salt-difference membrane power generation and energy storage
    • Sludge mining: Phosphorite Recovery
  • 16:30 Round table forum
  • 17:30 Closing session

Confirmed speakers

Cees JN Buisman
Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, founder of WETSUS

Zhang Jingan
Executive Vice-President of the China Center of the International Asian-European Academy of Sciences

Company introduction


This forum is organized by the European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology (WETSUS) together with the China Association for the Promotion of Science &Technology and Finance (CSTF), and supported by the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences (IEAS) and the International Water Association (IWA), together with the Jiangsu Province (Yixing) Environmental Industry Technology Research Institute (JIEI). These organizations connect and collaborate through the facilitation of the Netherlands Innovation Network in China.