Red Hot Industrial Water Solutions in Amsterdam

This year's Aquatech Amsterdam event will include a special focus on wastewater treatment and industrial water use.

This year's Aquatech Amsterdam event will include a special focus on wastewater treatment and industrial water use. A look at why an Industrial Leaders Forum and Leaders Dinner should attract visitors, and other highlights not to be missed at the show which has been going since 1964.

Aquatech Amsterdam focuses on process, drinking and wastewater technology with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment, transport and storage, process control technology and process automation and point-of-use. This trade event attracts the most influential market leaders and features a complete overview of the latest innovative technologies, new products and services, as well as unparalleled networking opportunities. Thousands of water industry professionals gather at this exhibition because new developments are often shown for the first time at Aquatech.


Focused entirely on water, the exhibition has been well received by the market since its inception in 1964. A large number of market leaders have expressed their confidence in Aquatech and at this year's exhibition will be once again presenting their latest solutions to leaders from around the world.

Among them are:

  • Danfoss A/S - RO Solutions
  • Xylem
  • Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd.
  • Hach Lange
  • KSB Nederland B.V.
  • Pentair Water Process Technology B.V.
  • Doshion Limited
  • Grundfos Holding A/S
  • Royal Haskoning DHV
  • PWG Portugal
  • Nijhuis Water Technology B.V.
  • Ovivo Holland B.V.
  • Philips Lighting
  • Siemens Industry Inc.
  • Watts Industries Netherlands B.V.
  • Wilo SE.

Spotlight on innovation - Aquatech Innovation Award

Research and development in the area of water technology is vital for the future of many businesses, as well as for a sustainable planet. The Aquatech Innovation Award encourages and rewards organisations who are innovative and stand out from the competition.

With over 70 innovations that reveal ideas, designs and prototypes within multiple primary industry categories, this year has seen more entries than ever before. The winner will be announced at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

All entries will be judged by an independent jury of international specialists in one of the following categories. Categories of the Aquatech Innovation Award include: water treatment (drinking water, clean water, including point of use); wastewater treatment; transport & storage; process control technology & process automation and innovation – not to market yet.

A special route will be set to highlight all new products on the exhibition floor, this way visitors can be sure they see the latest technologies and innovations on the market.

Industrial Water Solutions for a sustainable future

In line with market demand, the special focus for 2013 will continue to be on wastewater treatment and industrial water use for special industrial segments that depend heavily on water. Manufacturers rely on water for all levels of production.

Industrial water users seek innovations for their water policy in order to save costs and to ensure clean and sustainably efficient ways to reuse the (waste) water they discharge. The upcoming Industrial Leaders Forum and the Industrial Leaders Dinner discussions on water technologies in the industrial segments will further attendees' knowledge on these topics. Also a special industrial water solutions route will highlight the products of interest for industrial water users.

Exchange of know-how

After three editions of the AquaStages, this will again be an essential part of the exhibition programme. Found in halls 2 and 7 on the exhibition floor, the AquaStages will feature two theatres for seminars, workshops and lectures.

This will be an interactive meeting point where exhibitors can present new solutions for various fields within the water industry, as well as water, spatial planning and architecture.

International water week

Aquatech Amsterdam is part of the International Water Week (IWW) Amsterdam, a comprehensive one week programme featuring the IWW event and conference which brings together water and energy, water and food, as well as water, spatial planning and architecture.

The IWW will be incorporating the Young Water Professionals Programme to influence the next generation of Young Water Professionals to contribute and also decide on topics and find integrated solutions. The week is organised by the International Water Association (IWA), the Netherlands Water Partnership, International Water Conferences (IWC), and Amsterdam RAI.

International Influence - Country Pavilions

Aquatech Amsterdam will feature a number of country pavilions where groups of companies will exhibit together from each represented country. Some of the pavilions that will be found at Aquatech will include the Holland business pavilion, China, WEF, and recently introduced - US. The pavilions are an easy way for visitors to find connections based on country or geographical location.

National Championship Pipe-fitting Competition

Want to see some of the best pipe-fitters in the water industry? Sponsored by the Royal Association for Drinking Water Supply in the Netherlands, the objective of this competition is to complete a simulated house connection in the shortest possible time. Teams will compete and the best Dutch team will win the honor of the 'Dutch Water Cup of Drilling and Tapping'.

Author's note:

Aquatech Amsterdam 2013 will be held in the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre from Tuesday November 5 to Friday November 8, 2013. The exhibition will be open from 10.00 to 18.00 on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10.00 to 17.00 on Friday. For more information visit

Show Highlights at a glance

  • All-inclusive 25,000 m2 overview of water technology and total solutions
  • A host of new products, solutions, and innovations
  • More than 850 exhibitors, including the market leaders
  • Networking opportunities with thousands of international water professionals
  • Comprehensive seminar and workshop programme.
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