BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues 2023 online conference explores the circular water economy

Water experts will be presenting at BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues on 8 Nov 2023. Speakers include the World Bank, International Water Association (IWA), Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB), German Environment Agency (UBA) and Technical University Berlin (TU Berlin), among others. The online event will tackle the theme of ‘closing the loop — circular water economy’ and aims to highlight sustainable water management approaches in the face climate change. The conference is supported by the export initiative for environmental protection, GreenTech ‘Made in Germany’ of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises (SenWEB).

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with global experts and discuss water management solutions online. The conference will feature streaming of panel discussions, keynote speeches, and breakout sessions, along with networking opportunities. The 2023 BLUE PLANET edition features thought leadership, academic insights, and industry best practices. Stakeholders, researchers, and enthusiasts are encouraged to register early.

The conference will kick off with a keynote presentation on Water in Circular Economy and Resilience (WICER) publication by Anna Delgado of the World Bank, followed by expert presentations on topics such as industrial resource recovery, nutrient recovery, and the water-energy nexus. The afternoon schedule will feature a keynote presentation by Daniela Bemfica, director of strategic programmes at IWA, followed by a panel discussion on economic viability and sustainability moderated by Dr Christian Remy from KWB. Parallel breakout sessions on topics like circular water economy governance, water energy management, and water reuse will provide participants with perspectives on the subject. Experts such as Dr Bettina Rechenberg from UBA and Prof Sven-Uwe Geissen from TU Berlin will facilitate these discussions. The event will be concluded by Prof Dr Phoebe Koundouri, associated with the ‘Water future’ project, who is director of ReSEES laboratory at the school of economics of the Athens University of economics and business. This digital conference, conducted in English, is open to an international audience and free of charge.