In the main programme of the Utrecht Science Week 2023 on the opening day Friday 29th of September: the HU symposium The future of our water.
Featuring a keynote by meteorologist Reinier van den Berg.
Climate change has a major impact on our water, resulting in social and technical challenges. Rising sea levels threaten coastal areas, water shortages and pollution are worsened by extreme weather events, because of this among others the drinking water supply and ecosystems are at risk. Even the return of infectious diseases lurks.
Cooperation in the water chain is essential to tackle these challenges and ensure a sustainable future with clean and resilient water. At this symposium, we will explore together how we can act together in this regard. Join companies, teachers, researchers and other experts in discussing these challenges.
Jim Jansen,, editor-in-chief of New Scientist, will speak with Wilma Scholte op Reimer, Chair of the Executive Board of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, and Roberta Hofman, Associate Lecturer in Water Treatment HU/KWR, about the role HU can play together with the region in the major challenges.
After the plenary programme, choice of several inspiring workshops from Bath University, Rainbeer, RIVM, Vitens, Hoogheemraadschap De Stichtse Rijnlanden and KWR, among others.
Symposium The future of our water
Friday 29 September 13:15 – 17:00
including Reinier van den Berg, meteorologist
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