From waste to a resource

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Clarifying a uniform process for a Wastewater treatment plant to produce safe resources.

With this thematical session AquaMinerals / Waternet introduces the topic of improved resource recovery. The goal is to clarify the steps that a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) has to take to produce a safe resource from its effluent. The Struvite Case in the Netherlands showed the difficulty of the process which took years. For licensing EU asks for an individual procedure for every WWTP. A uniform process for every WWTP is desired, and this session deepens the topic through presentations of case studies in the Netherlands, France en Germany and a panel discussion by various organizations that are connected to the wastewater sector.

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Environmental and sustainability manager
Aalke is working for AquaMinerals, a shared company of the Dutch drinking water companies and a number of Waterboards. AquaMinerals brings the residuals and recovered resources to the market. Aalke is responsible for sustainability and compliance issues like end-of-waste for recovered resources. As such she is involved in the end-of-waste procedures for struvite and cellulose and the lobby on relevant legislation for recovered resources from the water cycle. Before Aalke worked at the (former) Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. She did a master’s in Engineering and Policy Analysis at Delft Technical University.
Deputy Director
Technology Department at PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency
canning of new technologies, to the technology translation and ultimately to identify the opportunities for the deployment of the technology in PUB.
Technical Advisor
Jean-Pierre Tabuchi is a hydrogeologist and he spend 25 years at Seine Normandy Water Agency where he worked during a long time on stormwater management. After that he was in charge during 7 years of managing financial support to major water public companies (water supply and sanitation) in Paris region. In 2009 he joined the SIAAP where he is project manager in Territorial Strategy Department in the field of prospective. He’s currently involved in water management evolution in the Greater Paris, energy and sludge management, alternative sanitation, climate change, smart systems. Jean-Pierre is also involved in technical assistance in integrated water resources management in China and Cuba.
Representing Dutch Water Authorities and the Dutch water companies
Dieter is permanently working and living in Brussels, where he represents the interests of the Dutch Water Authorities and the Dutch water companies. Since 2016, he is lobbying on all water-related EU legislation. By doing so, he is active in many EU umbrella organisations and maintaining close contact with key EU decisionmakers at the European Commission, Council and European Parliament. Dieter also worked at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union, during the EU Council Presidency. Before that he worked as policy advisor in the European Parliament. He holds a BA Political Science and MA of European Union Studies of Leiden University.
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