NWP member event25 May 2023 - 31 May 2023 Several locations throughout the Netherlands
After successful editions of the NWP Member Tour in 2021 and 2022, we would like to invite all NWP members to attend the NWP Member Tour 2023 that will take place between 25 May - 31 May 2023.
The NWP Member Tour 2023 promises to take you on exciting trips to visit impressive projects by and with other NWP-affiliated members. Every day of the tour will have a different thematic focus, which offers the opportunity for inspiration, potential collaboration and a connection with other NWP members. Topics for this member tour range from (modular) wastewater treatment, water reuse, circularity and building with nature.
Discover the newest part of the Netherlands with NWP!
Marker Wadden is a large project that ensures the natural restoration of the Markermeer by constructing islands with sand, clay, and silt from the Markermeer. Natuurmonumenten (Dutch Society for Nature Conservation) and Rijkswaterstaat (the executive agency of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) are working together with NWP Member Boskalis on the implementation of this new nature reserve. During the trip, NWP members will learn about the project from experts Thomas Vijverberg from Boskalis, and Roel Posthoorn from Natuurmonumenten. The visit includes a ferry to Marker Wadden and a guided tour of the island. A limited number of spots is available for this visit, so only one person from the company can be registered.
The next stop during the NWP Member Tour will be at the AWZI Harnaschpolder, which is part of the ‘Delfuent consortium’. Delfluent is a consortium of four national and international specialised companies, which is working on the design, construction, finance, and management of new wastewater treatment facilities in the region of The Hague. The Delfland Water Board, the public authority and employer of Delfluent, has opted for a Public Private Partnership. The tour visit will include a presentation on the Public Private Partnership, and additional innovations being pursued as part of this project. NWP members will have an opportunity to visit the treatment plant – Harnaschpolder – in Den Hoorn.
Today, you will visit two recreation companies in Zeeland that are taking part in the project 'Pilots sustainable water use in Zeeland’. This project aims to develop systems aimed at the sustainable (re)use of water by recreation companies in Zeeland, considering the guest experience on the one hand and the earnings model of entrepreneurs on the other.
First, we visit Weltevreden campsite in Zoutelande. The pilot at Camping Weltevreden uses MBBR (moving bed biofilm reactor), which is a biological technology used for wastewater treatment processes suitable for municipal and industrial applications. The technology has been designed by NPW-member Hydraloop, an innovative company recently established. The design envisaged for Camping Weltevreden is a world first, both in size and design, and application at a recreational site.
Secondly, we visit Olmenveld campsite in Serooskerke. Olmenveld campsite is developing a circular water system, which can also supply water to nearby farmers if there is a demand for it. Wastewater from the campsite is treated locally with an MBBR and DAF* (dissolved air flotation), before being discharged into local surface water. However, the treated water still contains micropollutants and pathogens. In this pilot, these are removed with a Micropack from PureBlue. The technology used has already been applied on cruise ships and is now being used for the first time on this scale to treat domestic wastewater from a recreational area.
This project is coordinated by the Knowledge and Research Institute LeAF and the Province of Zeeland and financed by ‘Zeeland in Stroomversnelling’ grant programme and the Province of Zeeland.
Join us for one or more NWP Member Tours, make new connections, and learn more about what the Dutch water sector has to offer! If your organisation is a member of NWP you can sign up for free for one or more tours (based on availability), by filling out the registration form. Please note that the confirmation e-mail of your registration may end up in your spam e-mail box, so please check your spam e-mail box after registration.