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<nettime-ann> PechaKucha & Workshop on watertechnologies in Brussels & Flemish-Brabant - March 24 & 25th 2011


BRIDGES OVER TROUBLED WATER, March 24th & 25th 2011

VUB CROSSTALKS and partners invite you to join in a knowledge sharing experience on water technology. 
During a PechaKucha Session and a one day symposium we want to explore new technological, academic, cultural and industrial developments on water. 
Paleis Der AcademiÃn, Hertogstraat 1, 1000 Brussel/ Palais des AcadÃmies, Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Full program, bios, abstracts and registration (obligatory): â
Please scroll below for the detailed technology day program.

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Workshop in the languages of the capital: French, Dutch & English


Session chairs: Marleen Wynants (Director, VUB CROSSTALKS) & Alok Nandi (Director, ARCHITEMPO)

09:00 - 09:30: Registration & Coffee

09:30 - 09:45: Welcome by the session chairs & by FranÃoise Onclincx (Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer, IBGE-BIM)    

09:45 - 10:15: A geological and historical perspective on water in Brussels by Philippe Claeys (Earth System Science, VUB)

10:15 â 10:45: Past and present chemical and microbiological water quality of the Zenne River and its impact on Brussels sewage management by Natacha Brion (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, VUB) & Pierre Servais (Ecologie des systÃmes aquatiques, ULB)

10:45 â 11:15: Panel Discussion: Where science meets valorization. Invited discussants: George Petitzon (IngÃnieur Hydraulicien, CRECHE), Dominique Nalpas (Parcours Citoyen) & Jan Walravens (Senior Engineer International Marine and Dredging Consultants, IMDC)

11:15 â 11:45: Coffee Break

11:45 â 12:05: CASE 1 - Algae: a renewable resource for the future? by Ludo Diels (Scientific Manager Sustainable Chemistry, VITO)

12:05 â 12:25: CASE 2 - Water, land & landscape by Bas Smets (Engineer & Landscape Architect, Founder of Bureau Bas Smets)

12:25 â 12:45: Q & A

12:45 â 13:45: Walking Lunch + Matchmaking occasion


Session Chairs: Wouter Florizoone (Flanders Smart Hub) & Katrien Van Eerdenbrugh (CoÃrdinator Waterbeheer van het Waterbouwkundige Laboratorium)

13:45: Welcome by session chairs
14:00 â 14:30: Exchange processes in river ecosystems by Okke Batelaan (Dept. of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, VUB)
14:30 â 15:00: Climate change impact on hydrological extremes along rivers and urban drainage systems in Belgium by Patrick Willems (Hydraulics Laboratory, K.U.Leuven/Dept. of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering, VUB)
15:00 â 15:30: Panel Discussion: Where science meets valorization
 Invited discussants: Rolf De Bruyn (Diensthoofd Waterlopen, Provincie Vlaams-Brabant), Marc Huygens (Business Unit Water, Antea Group), Johan Van Assel (Studieverantwoordelijke Onderzoek & Productontwikkeling, Aquafin).
15:30 â 15:45: Coffee Break

15:45 â 16:15: CASE 3  - Water reduction as part of the dream of AB InBev to become the Best Beer Company in a Better World by Karen Rombaut (Environment Specialist Western Europe, AB InBev) 

16:15 â 16:45: CASE 4 - Hydrological challenges on the redevelopment site in Beersel by Erwin Lammens (Directeur Ruimtelijke Economie, POM Vlaams-Brabant)

16:45 â 17:15: Q&A

17:15 â 18:30: Drinks & Networking

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Bios, abstracts and registration (obligatory): â

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Phone +32 (0)2 629 2218 or 2108   
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