Agro and food industries use a lot of water. Reducing the amount of (process) water in those industries could save a lot of money, but what if you could turn it into a cash cow? In the Northern Netherlands, several initiatives for this have been developed and turned into successful businesses.
The Water & Agro / Food tour will show you technologies to save water, to turn waste water into a marketable by-product of your general activities and you will get to peek at the latest innovations for water savings in the agro and food industries. Not only you will meet and greet the actual cash cows, but also meet the entrepreneurs behind the innovations. This will bring you enough inspiration to optimize your water use back home and/or improve the quality of service you can provide to your customers in the agro or food industry.
Join one of the tours and meet the people, learn about technologies and get opportunities to solve your water related issues, or the issues that one of your customers has.
At the end of the afternoon, all participants of all the tours will meet in Sneek, where we will start a network reception on a nice boat. Grap this chance to see some of the beautiful surroundings of Sneek and the Sneek lake. After this ‘after-party’ you will be returned to the WTC by coach.
8.00 AM Departure transfer at WTC Expo Leeuwarden
8.30 AM Presentation WaterCampus
9.00 AM Tour at the Water Application Centre (WAC)
9.30 AM Tour at Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology
10.00 AM Departure to Dairy Campus (Leeuwarden),
10.30 AM Presentation Dairy Campus
11.00 AM Tour Dairy Campus – Demonstration milking system
11.45 AM Presentation Wafilin Systems, a specialist in membrane-based solutions
12.15 PM Lunch at Diary Campus
1.15 PM Presentation Aqua Color Sensors, development and production of sensors for sustainable water quality control
1.45 PM Presentation Mastiline, instruments for health monitoring of dairy cows, built into automated milking machines
2.15 PM Presentation Oosterhof Holman, a specialist in soil remediation
2.45 PM Departure to Sneek
3.30 PM Boat trip on the Sneekermeer, incl. networking reception
5.00 PM Return to WTC Expo Leeuwarden
All tours will start at 8.00am (WTC) and will finish around 6.00 PM in Leeuwarden (WTC).
If you don’t stay at the WestCord WTC Hotel, you can arrange for your own transport to the WaterCampus (address: Agora 4, 8934 CJ Leeuwarden). Please make sure you arrive in time (08.15 AM). After the tour, the coach will drop you at the WestCord WTC Hotel (address: Heliconweg 52, 8914 AT, Leeuwarden)