Share and connect ideas during two interactive sessions on stage at the Making Waves Event! How does innovating with local communities look like and what are the challenges? And in what ways can we use waste water to provide fresh water, bioplastic, construction materials or protein? The interactive sessions are live on stage in the afternoon. Register for Making Waves to secure your seat →

During the interactive sessions, 7 innovations will share their ideas and connect with other innovations on similar subjects.

Session ‘Innovations with local communities: data collection and usage’

TAHMO, Flash Flood Forecasting App, and Texel Meet present their innovations that can help local communities in dealing with global challenges as water salinization, (flash)floods and changing weather conditions.

TAHMO seeks to build and operate a network of 20,000 weather stations in sub-Saharan Africa. The stations collect critically and necessary hydro-meteorological and climate data. They are cost-effective and demand little maintenance.

Flash Flood Forecasting App provides data and information via an app to African residents of areas where flooding can occur very suddenly, and when there is little time to warn communities.

Texel Meet measures the salinity in surface water on this Dutch Wadden Island, to gain insight into the fresh water problem. The data is send to a database, which displays the measurements on a map on the website.

Session ‘Purify water, from waste to food’

Elemental Watermakers, Phario, Netics, and Power to protein present their ideas for using waste water to provide fresh water, bioplastic, construction materials or protein.

Elemental Watermakers provides efficient reverse osmosis solutions driven by solar, wind, wave, or the grid to enable affordable & reliable fresh water at different sites.

The Phario project of the Dutch Water Authorities shows that consistently high-quality PHA bioplastic can be made using activated sludge and organic waste materials, at a competitive price.

Netics is using dredge in a sustainable way to build constructions, for example dikes. This solution causes savings on the distribution and storage of waste, as well as savings on transport costs of building material.

Power to Protein produces protein from residual flows that are largely available on in sewage treatment plants. The protein is formed by the lithotrophic bacteria, which use hydrogen as an energy source for biosynthesis from carbon dioxide, oxygen and ammonia.