Faculty of Materials, Metallurgy, and Recycling is leading educational and research institution in Slovakia with a strong connection to major industrial players in a region covering topics including quality, monitoring, safety issues and recycling of materials and water. Our experts take part in consulting, failure analysis and industrial inquiries connected with water distributing systems. The University via Science Park Technicom offer transfer of smart ideas and knowledge from labs into real practice to fulfill environmental aspects and ensure the health quality of life. As a part of scientific consortia for advanced materials and technologies – Promatech Center at Slovak Academy Science, we have access to huge infrastructure allowing analytical solving of water-related problems.
I am a holder of a Ph.D. in Metallurgy of Metals, with 6+ years of experience in teaching at the university in the study branch Environmental Engineering. Since now, I have worked on different research projects, where I studied the possibilities of removal cations and anions from wastewater. I have interest in various physical and chemical methods used for wastewater treatment e.g. sorption processes. Currently, I work on national projects linked with an industry where I am responsible for solving problems with wastewater released during hydrometallurgical treating of industrial waste.
To pursue my passion for wastewater treatment and to build upon my existing knowledge and experience, I enrolled in The European Junior Water Programme. To join the programme, I would like to share my findings of the wastewater treatment processes with other participants and to extend my knowledge about water management and learn new things. I believe that the EWJP will help me creates relationships with other professionals which will lead to long-lasting collaboration.
I started in the EU R&D policy and I stumbled on the water sector fortuitously. I discover a huge and complex topic which is paramount for people and our economies. The most interesting challenge is to contribute in the improvement of the international governance to avoid the “Colorado river effect” and to find innovative solutions to ensure a smart water management with citizens and local authorities.
I joined WssTP in January 2018. I am in charge of membership and contributing to the policy and advocacy programmes (mainly HorizonEurope, Cohesion policy). I am graduated from the University of Brussels (ULB) in European Studies and also in Law from the University of Bordeaux.
For me, the EJWP is an opportunity to work on European projects and exchange knowledges and best practices to tackle climate change. For me, this challenge is the most important for my generation and we need to find innovative solutions, particularly for water-related issues. Therefore, I am eager to work with other young professionals to contribute to the development of those solutions and make Europe resilient to climate change.
“Keeping your drinking water safe with BiWAS”
We are a water technology company delivering real-time monitoring equipment, BiWAS, that is accurate, cheap, robust and small. Our vision is to make BiWAS a game changer in the way we ensure safe drinking water for the future, and we believe our solution has the potential to help drinking water providers save thousands of lives worldwide from waterborne diseases.
Our organization consist of one of the worlds most advanced research teams, and IT development team and a business development team.
Aqua Alarm believes that establishing new connections and increasing competence within the field of water management will be important in our future business development process, and we see the EJWP programme as a good opportunity to achieve both connections and competence and at the same time increase the personal professional skills of one of our young professionals.
We are continuously developing our technology, and are working on our understanding of the water market and the needs that our technology should meet. Participating in the EJWP programme will increase our understanding of the European marked and we look forward to receiving valuable input and comments on our projects from the other participants in the program.
Aqua Alarm, Environmental, Resource and Development economist.
I am a young professional, working as a business developer consultant and analyst at Aqua Alarm AS. I completed a master in climate, resource and development economics from the University of Oslo spring 2018, where I developed a model to consider socioeconomic effects of different monitoring concepts for drinking water. I am currently working with business development and analytics regarding drinking water management and sensors for continuous monitoring of water quality.
My primary motivation for participation is to learn more about the water industry, and to increase my competence within this field. I do also believe that my socioeconomic background, and especially resource economics, might be of interest for the other participants, and that I might add a different perspective to the group. Establishing new connections within the European water industry and understanding more about emerging innovations, solutions and techniques to solve emerging problems, water scarcity, unknown pollution and climate changes on a European level is something I hope to achieve through this program.
Welsh Water is the sixth largest of the ten regulated water and sewerage companies in England and Wales. Responsible for providing over three million people with a continuous, high quality supply of drinking water and for taking away, treating and properly disposing of the wastewater that is produced, we are fully committed to delivering best quality service at least possible cost.