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Shaping the Future of Water - sustainable - interconnected - innovative


March 28, 2017

14:00 - 16:40

CongressForum, Hall 2.2

The opening session on the afternoon of the first day is dedicated to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Summit last year.
It will focus on the sixth water goal of the 17 goals adopted by the UN: ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Water Management 4.0 is part of the increasing digitalization and networking within the industry, with accelerated innovation processes bringing a new dynamic to economic development. In the water sector, this means new options for networking and increasing efficiency that need to be harnessed for practical applications. The water sector is not starting from scratch here and has already established important conditions for this process.

It has become increasingly clear in recent years that legal regulations not only offer solutions, but also lead to inconsistencies due to insufficient coordination between regulations in different areas. A practice-oriented highlight in the keynote block focuses on this issue by examining how the many different and diffuse legal and administrative regulations could be made more coherent in order to eliminate inconsistencies.


MinDir. Dr. Helge Wendenburg, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit


Dr. Falk Schmidt, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)

Dr.-Ing. Michael Beckereit, HAMBURG WASSER

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Faulstich, CUTEC Institut, TU Clausthal

Dr. Emanuel Grün, Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband

Gunda Röstel, Stadtentwässerung Dresden GmbH

MinDirig. Dr. Jörg Wagner, Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit (BMUB)

Dr. Ger Bergkamp, Executive Director, International Water Association (IWA)