Explore water tech on site, tour

To conclude your stay at the EWTW we invite you to join the WaterCampus Water Tech Tour.


8.30 Departure from the Stadsschouwburg de Harmonie Leeuwarden (venue EWTW)

09.30-11.30 Visit to steam pumping station ‘Woudagemaal’, including a guided tour
The tour starts with a visit to the Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal: The largest still operational steam pumping station in the world dates from 1920 and has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1998. This monumental steam giant is still used by Wetterskip Fryslân to ensure dry feet in Friesland when the water levels are too high.

Lunch served in the bus

13.00 -14.00 Visit to pilot project REGAIN, at the Noorderzijlvest Wastewater Treatment Plant in Garmerwolde
Tour guide: Ilse Verburg, technologist bij WLN (Waterlaboratorium Noord)
Within REGAIN, we are testing on a small scale three treatment techniques that can remove medicine residues from treated wastewater. We are also studying how this extra purified wastewater can be used as the basis for industrial process water. REGAIN is a collaboration between Noorderzijlvest Water Board, water quality and water technology company WLN, the Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) and industrial water producer North Water.

Garmerwolde; 15 guests will receive information about the REGAIN program and the Groninger Watertransitie at the Info Center and 15 guests will visit the testing area. This group will be divided in 2 group. 1 group will go inside, the other group will visit the Wetlands. Then both groups (15 each) will switch locations.

15.15-16.15 Visit to WaterCampus
The tour ends at the WaterCampus. WaterCampus Leeuwarden is the physical core of the Dutch water technology sector and has the ambition to play a sector uniting role for the rest of Europe as well. WaterCampus stimulates cooperation between (inter)national businesses, knowledge institutes and governments within the water technology sector, in order to create synergy for world class innovation, education and entrepreneurship. This strengthens the global position of the European water technology sector. Additionally, WaterCampus offers a unique research infrastructure, and is a meeting point for scientists and companies from all over Europe.

You will visit the various facilities, such as the Water Application Centre and Wetsus research facilities.

16.30 Drop off at Stadsschouwburg Harmonie

Costs: €50,00 per person, reservation via the registration form