BLUE PLANETBerlin Water DialoguesCybeInnovativeSolutions forSustainableSmart CitiesrPrthysmaicesalWablatestainrSystefor sum s · A fu ture perspective22 October 2018, 09:30-17:00Humboldt-Box Berlin, Schlossplatz 510178 BerlinThe participation is free of theimplementationpasarenar urbrocess · Nature-based solutions foFunding authoritiesSupported by:based on a decision of the German BundestagProject leaderProject office
PROGRAMMERegistration and Networking Snack start at 9:30ModerationKatie Gallus, Geographer and Moderator10:00OpeningWelcoming WordsDr. Felix Groba, Head of Unit for Energy, Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises,Berlin, GermanyKeynote “The Added Values between Technology and Design to our Blue Planet”Prof. Herbert Dreiseitl, Founder of Atelier Dreiseitl, Architect and Interdisciplinary Urban Planner,Head of Dreiseitl Consulting, Dreiseitl Consulting, Ueberlingen, Germany10:30Impulse Lectures*1Smart Water Networks: New technologies for intelligent urban water infrastructureBerry Drijsen, Director of Marketing Water and Thermal Energy, Sensus GmbH (Xylem Inc.), Ludwigshafen, Germany2Improving city resilience through a Design with Water approachJustin Abbott, Director and Global Water Skills Leader, ARUP, Leed, United Kingdom3Challenges and options for a successful digitisation of water infrastructuresDr.-Ing. Frank Obenaus, Head of Business Unit Operations, Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband, Essen, Germany4Nature-based water management solutions for African citiesSylvain Usher, Executive Director, African Water Association, Abidjan, Côte d‘Ivoire12:00Coffee Break & Networking12:15Pitch Sessions*1Water management 4.0 – Best practice examples of urban 4.0 approaches (Aarhus and Zurich)Dominic Spinnreker-Czichon, Business Area Manager Solution Software, DHI WASY GmbH, Berlin, GermanyBathing in urban rivers – Predicting water quality for early warning at bathing sidesDr.-Ing. Pascale Rouault, Head of Urban Systems, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH, Berlin, GermanyFirst things first or leapfrogging? Smart Water in Developing CountriesMario Roidt, Project Engineer, Dorsch International Consultants, Pristina, Kosovo2Nabta town as smart and sustainable town in MENA regionMichael Nashaat, Head of MEP, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Upscale Egypt, Cairo, EgyptSEMIZENTRAL: An integrated infrastructure concept for fast growing urban areasProf. Dr.-Ing. Martin Wagner, Managing Director of the Department of Wastewater Technology, TechnicalUniversity of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, GermanyDeveloping Smart Cities in IndiaDr.-Ing. Marius Mohr, Group Manager Bioprocess Engineering in the Water Sector and Circular Economy,Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Stuttgart, Germany
12:15Pitch Sessions*3The WATERLOO Story – How smart solutions go hand in hand with increased efficiency, citizenparticipation and knowledge buildingRudolf Ball, CEO, SYMVARO GmbH, Klagenfurt, Austria4Sustainable Stormwater Management in Berlin – The Sponge City ConceptProf. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker, Managing Director, IPS Consultants mbH, Berlin, GermanyNature-based solutions for water smart and climate resilient citiesDr. Robbert Snep, Senior Researcher in Urban Ecosystems and Practice, Wageningen University & Research,Wageningen, The NetherlandsUrban Waters for Urban AgricultureDr.-Ing. Grit Bürgow, Project Leader ROOF WATER FARM, Technical University of Berlin, Chair of Urban Designand Development, Berlin, Germany13:15Networking Lunch14:00Worldcafé*15:15Coffee Break & Networking15:30Summary of Results16:30Closing SpeechBlue Future – How to Protect Water for People and the Planet ForeverDr. h.c. Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson, Council of Canadians, Ottawa, Canada16:45Closing RemarksThomas Stratenwerth, Head of Division General, Fundamental, International and European Aspects of WaterManagement, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Bonn,Germany17:00End of Blue Planet Berlin Water Dialogues 2018The conference will be held in English.* T he Impulse Lectures, Pitch Sessions and the Worldcafé are based on the following four thematic areas:1 Cyber Physical Water Systems 2 A future perspective for sustainable smart cities3 Challenges in the implementation process 4 Nature-based solutions for urban areas. Each area includes an Impulse Lecture as well as 1–3 additional pitches, all of which highlight differentaspects of the thematic area. Further details can be found on page 6.
12341011KEYNOTE SPEAKER1Herbert DreiseitlLandscape Architect, Urban Designer,Interdisciplinary Planer with a hallmark on Water,and Professor in Praxis – He has projects in thefield of climate resiliency, rainwater management,regenerative water systems in urban structures andlandscapes like Singapores ABC Waters Programincluding Bishan Ang Mo Kio Park, the CloudburstConcept in Copenhagen and NYC and others.With “DREISEITL Consulting” he is giving advice tomany cities and initiatives around the world.2Maude BarlowShe is the Honorary Chairperson of the Council ofCanadians and chairs the board of Washingtonbased Food and Water Watch. She serves on theexecutive of the Global Alliance for the Rightsof Nature and is a Councillor with the Hamburgbased World Future Council. She is the recipientof fourteen honorary doctorates as well as manyawards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award.SPEAKER34Justin AbbottHe has over 30 years consulting experience coveringa range of water and environmental projects under taken in both the UK and overseas. He is also managingArup research looking at city resilience and thebenefits and integration of green/blue infrastructure.Rudolf BallAs an entrepreneur, he recognised the power ofdigitisation at an early stage. To realise his ideas,he decided to digitise water utilities and created thecompany SYMVARO and the WATERLOO ecosystem.56Grit BürgowExpert in water-sensitive design – She works atthe Technical University of Berlin, at the Chair ofUrban Design and Development and initiated andcoordinated the collaborative research projectROOF WATER-FARM funded by the BMBF.Berry DrijsenHe held various positions in Sales and Marketingin automotive and industrial industries around theworld, before joining the utility industry in 1998 withItron Europe. In April 2015, he joined Sensus GmbH.
7891011567891213141516Marius MohrHe works as a researcher at Fraunhofer IGB since 2004.Since October 2017, he coordinates the BMU-fundedproject “Smart water future India”, where the watersector of the city Coimbatore is analyzed and a strategyfor future development is developed.Michael NashaatIn 2015 he joined Upscale Egypt for real estatedevelopment as a head of MEP, infrastructure andsustainability. During this period he cooperated withinternational partners to develop the infrastructuredesign for the first smart town in Egypt.Frank ObenausAfter studying Civil Engineering at the Universityof Hanover, he joined the Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband in the year 2000 in the departmentfor technical controlling. Since 2015, he is the Headof the division “Plant Operation”.Mario RoidtYoung water professional in the fields of water supplyand water resources – Since 2018 he is workingfor Dorsch as Project Engineer in a rural watersupply project in Kosovo, where he aims to reducenon-revenue water and increase energy efficiency.Pascale RouaultShe has over 10 years experience at the Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin, where she is responsible forurban systems. She works at the interface of urbandrainage and water protection and is increasinglyusing digital solutions for this purpose.1213141516Heiko SiekerStormwater expert – Managing Director of IPSconsultants in Berlin and honorary professor forurban hydrology at the Technical Universityof Berlin.Robbert SnepTogether with Deltares he developed the AdaptationSupport Tool, that enables stakeholders to applynature-based solutions effectively in the planning anddesign process. He worked on climate-proofing citieslike San Francisco, Amsterdam and others.Dominic Spinnreker-CzichonAs Business Area Manager Solution Software he isresponsible for the digital solution within DHI WASYGmbH for the DACH region. His main focus is onbusiness development in the area of digital solutionssuch as forecasting systems and web applications.Sylvain UsherSince 1999 he is the Executive Director of theAfrican Water Association (AfWA), the uniquelead-representation of the professionalorganizations in the water and sanitation sectorin Africa.Martin WagnerSince 1996 he is manager of Institute IWAR at TUDarmstadt. His research focus is among otherson wastewater treatment, energy in wastewatertreatment plants as well as semizentralized supplyand disposal systems in fast-growing urban areas.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONSFOR SUSTAINABLE SMART CITIESThis year’s conference will focus on change processes and sustainable adaption concepts for urban spacesworldwide on their way to become “water smart”. How can water management become part of urban changeprocesses and what opportunities are offered for achieving the UN sustainability goals of Agenda 2030(SDG 6 and SDG 11 in particular)? Proven experts from business, research, politics and non-governmentalorganisations will present their concepts in the morning and discuss these concepts and other approaches withthe audience in the afternoon during a “Worldcafé”. The developed suggestions and results will form the thematicalbasis for the next BLUE PLANET conference in April 2019.OUR THEMATIC AREAS1CYBER PHYSICALWATER SYSTEMSNew technologies for intelligent water infrastructure in cities will be necessary to make futureprocesses more efficient and sustainable. CyberPhysical Water Systems, a network of physicaland digital water infrastructures, can improve thenationwide supply of clean drinking water, thereduction of water losses or the monitoring ofsurface water quality. The central question of thisthematic area will be, which successfully implemented technologies and concepts can support usto design our cities “water smart”?2A FUTURE PERSPECTIVEFOR SUSTAINABLESMART CITIESFuture projects and concepts enable the furtherdevelopment of water management in urbanareas. To react flexibly to challenges such asthe rapid growth of the world’s population andincreasing urbanization, adaptable solutionsare needed to create an overall system whichcan react quickly to new changes and meet theincreasing water needs of the urban population.But what are current solutions and what can welearn from them?3CHALLENGES INTHE IMPLEMENTATIONPROCESSThe digitisation of water infrastructuresposes various challenges. Data security,financing and necessary staff training areexamples that can hinder smart infrastructure implementation. Therefore, the centralquestion of this thematic area will be, howthe international water sector can meetthose challenges and what are benefits ofwater management 4.0?4NATURE-BASEDSOLUTIONSFOR URBAN AREASChallenges to the management of waterresources (e.g. climate change, rainwatermanagement, water protection, energyefficiency) have mainly been dealt with byusing technical solutions, although thesecan be very energy- and cost-intensive. Acombination of classic technical and naturebased solutions can provide completely newperspectives in water management. Theaim of this thematic area is to answer: Whatare the opportunities and benefits of suchnature-based systems?
ABOUTBLUE PLANETUsing water in an environmentally compatibleand innovative way is one of the key geopoliticaltasks of the 21st century and simultaneously asignificant economic challenge. In 2015 the UnitedNations called on governments, the privatesector and civil society to participate inthe implementation of the Agenda2030 for Sustainable Development. Given the importance ofwater for successfully implementing the objectives ofother policy areas, such ashealth, agricultural or energypolicy, there are severalrespects in which the sustainability goal for water plays animportant role in this round oftasks. As a result, the issue of wateris rightly gaining worldwide attentionand is increasingly present on the globalagendas of the World Economic Forum and theWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development.A growing market that is charged with solving thecomplex challenges has developed around the wholetask field of water. The investment required globally isestimated at EUR 400 to 500 billion a year. The Germanwater industry has the expertise, qualifications andskills for the technologies and services that are neededto solve these tasks. It wants to contribute its shareand, by making a commitment on the global markets,it also wants to take advantage of the opportunity togenerate new jobs and strengthen the competitivenessand growth of the industry in Germany.The BLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialogues platformserves the goal of bringing together the demandthat exists worldwide with the solutions andSupported by:based on a decision of the German Bundestagimplementation skills of the German water industry.Based on analysis of the water industry’s politicalframework at home and abroad, it presents specifictechnological approaches and provides a forum forsolution-oriented discussion.As an internationally acknowledgedlocation of expertise in the watersector, the capital Berlin is ideal,within the framework of the BLUEPLANET Berlin Water Dialogues,for the exchange of knowledge,ideas, concepts and experiencebetween politicians, the privatesector, scientists and non-governmental organisations. Germany’slargest water supplier, a significantnumber of small and medium-sizedenterprises (SMEs) in the industry,some also operating globally, universitiesand research establishments and networks are athome here. As a result, the water industry is amongthe top performers within the German economy.With the “Export initiative environmental technologies” of the Federal Ministry for the Environment,Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the BerlinSenate Department for Economics, Energy and PublicEnterprises, and the Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlinas supporters and partners, the BLUE PLANET BerlinWater Dialogues offer an international “marketplace”where global water management issues are analysedand, based on best practice examples, are broughttogether with the expertise and problem-solvingskills of the German water industry and internationalexperts in the context of keynotes, impulse lectures,pitch sessions and discussions.
Supported by:based on a decision of the German BundestagFurther information about theBLUE PLANET Berlin Water Dialoguesis available from:BLUE PLANET Project Officec/o German Water Partnership e.V.Reinhardtstr. 3210117 BerlinTFEW 49 30 300199-1220 49 30 erlin.deProject office
PROGRAMME 12:15 Pitch Sessions* 3 The WATERLOO Story - How smart solutions go hand in hand with increased efficiency, citizen participation and knowledge building Rudolf Ball, CEO, SYMVARO GmbH, Klagenfurt, Austria 4 Sustainable Stormwater Management in Berlin - The Sponge City Concept Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Sieker, Managing Director, IPS Consultants mbH, Berlin, Germany