European Water Technology Week

  • Date
    24 September 2018 - 27 September 2018
  • Beijing Time
    All Day - All Day
  • Venue
    WaterCampus Leeuwarden, City Theatre De Harmonie and WestCord WTC Hotel Leeuwarden

The EU SME Centre invites you to the European Water Technology Week (EWTW), that will take place from September 24, 2018 to September 27, 2018 in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.


This week will bring together scientist, business representatives and government officials from across the world to inspire each other and do business in the innovative climate of WaterCampus Leeuwarden. As the global water technology sector is increasingly organized in hubs, the theme of this year’s event is “Connecting the hubs”. The European Water Tech Week 2018 (EWTW 2018) will connect these hubs in Leeuwarden, the United Nations Innovating City for water technology.

The program features sessions on business, science, policy and international cooperation and we can already confirm speakers from the United States, Israel, Singapore, Canada and China. Next to plenary and theme sessions there will be plenty of opportunity to network at the trade fair.

In addition to the EWTW there are two official side events

WaterMatch – B2B matchmaking

This matchmaking event is organized by Water Alliance and the Enterprise Europe Network and allows participants to have pre-arranged meetings with participants of their interest. Meetings will take 20 minutes which allows participants to have enough time to discover common ground and discuss any further steps. The Matchmaking system used in WaterMatch is widely used across Enterprise Europe Network partners and has proven to be very successful. The matchmaking is primarily focussed on businesses but is also open to research institutes.

The matchmaking will be taking place on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September, devided over three sessions, 2 on Tuesday and 1 on Wednesday.

Water Tech Tours

On September 27 we offer 4 thematic tours. The four themes are:

  • Water & Resource recovery
  • Water & Energy
  • Water & Health
  • Water & Agrofood

All the Water Tours will be held on Thursday 27 september and start at 9 am. and finish around 6 pm. Please take is into account when organizing your travel arrangements.


For more information regarding the European Water Technology week and for registering, please click the following link.Pricing is as follows:

Booth: € 2000,- this includes 2 entry tickets for entire week (registration to:

Day-pass: €135,-

Week-pass: € 350,-

To register for the WaterMatch and to learn more details about it, please visit the following website. Participation to the matchmaking is free of charge, however registration to the EWTW is necessary in order to access the matchmaking venue.

The Water Tours are not included in the week-pass and the cost for participation in the tours is € 50,- ex. VAT. If you would like to register for one of the tours, please send an e-mail to Matthijs Plijnaar at stating:


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