Emmy Bergsma, scientific researcher from KWR, attended the first Pan-European Water and Sanitation Safety Planning and Extreme Weather Events (WSSP) conference. The Conference took place in Bilthoven (Netherlands) during the 5th and 6th of April and was organized by the International Water Conferences that also hosts the Amsterdam International Water Week events.The aim of the conference was to bring together the knowledge of scientists, utility operators, policymakers and civil society representatives working in the field of climate change and public water supply, with a specific focus on the impacts on drinking water and sanitation systems.
During the Conference, Emmy Bergsma did a presentation about the H2020 BINGO (Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management – A better future under climate change) project. To know more about Emmy´s perspective about the Conference please click here.
KWR is the Leader of H2020 BINGO Work Package 5: Developing risk treatment and adaptation strategies for extreme weather events. KWR is the Dutch research institute for the drinking water sector, their current shareholders. Unique in the world, this collaboration of the Dutch water supply companies has resulted in a powerful knowledge base and an extensive collective memory (> 60 years) for the drinking water sector. KWR develops and unlocks relevant knowledge about the small water cycle: from water systems to water technology and (clean) water quality. KWR objective is to provide the water sector with the means to identify and effectively meet the challenges of our time: from climate change to the increasing amount of contaminants, and the growing pressure to use space intensively and for multiple purposes.