Renze van Houten , Managing Director at Water Authority Aa en Meuse

Bilateral Meetings

  • 08.12.2013 Sunday (04:15 pm - 06:00 pm)

Aa en Maas is one of 25 district water boards in the Netherlands. It is a public governmental organization established to provide for and control the quality and quantity of water that is available. The water board is managed by the executive board of directors, chaired by a Dijkgraaf (Dutch for the chairman of the water board) with its head office in 's-Hertogenbosch. District water boards are the oldest public bodies in the Netherlands and date from the 13th century. The Aa en Maas Water Board operates seven wastewater treatment plants in the region which treat the water from sewers and factories for a total of 700.000 residents. The operation of water treatment plants is costly, so they are continuously studied to seek ways that they may be improved. The Aa en Maas Water Board is organized in accordance with the latest standards for a public body, with an emphasis on sustainability and green policies. To guarantee safety the focus of the board is on innovation, cost reduction, reduction of energy consumption, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as transition to green energy and the use of renewable resources. The transition to these modern aspects of management leads to the employment of professionals with expertise pertaining to the environment, technology transition and sustainability. Aa en Maas currently manages 30 (small) research projects and participates in several innovation programs.

Country: Netherlands

Organization Type: Government


City: Den Haag ,Pettelaarpark 70, 5216 PP Google map

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