7 July 2021

Trust in the Future webinars: Key topics in areas of Water and Energy

Are you active in the Water sector or (Renewable) Energy sector? Do you want to know more about the latest developments that are important for these areas? Watch our “Trust in the future” webinars, held on June 16 this year. Presenters from inside and outside Kiwa elaborated on current hot-topics in our industries. For example the drinking water directive, cyber security of IoT-products and many more.

Read more about the speakers and the topics that are discussed. Register via the link mentioned below.


Gustav Tadaa – Futurist

“Trust technology or trust yourself?”

Over the last 10 years, Gustaf Josefsson Tadaa  has delivered over 300 keynotes around Europe, and was nominated breakthrough speaker of the year in Sweden, 2017. His talks takes you on a deep dive into the human aspects of technology: in society, in the workplace, and in our lives. He’s the host of “Påjobbetpodden“, one of Sweden’s top leadership podcasts as well.


Bert Leemans - Policy Officer, EU Commission DG Environment

"Materials in contact with drinking water: towards an EU-system”

On 12 January 2021 the recast Drinking Water Directive 2020/2184 (DWD) entered into force. The Commission (DG ENV) will address the provisions related to Article 11 of the recast DWD with regard to materials that come into contact with water intended for human consumption. These provisions concern procedures and methods for testing and accepting, establishment of European positive lists (e.g. for substances), conformity assessment procedure and marking. Bert Leemans, Policy Officer at the European Commission DG Environment tells you more during this webinar.  

Chris van den Hooven - Senior Consultant Cyber Security, Hudson Cybertec

“Preparing the Low Countries for flooding disaster - Cyber security challenges for the Dutch water author”

With almost 60% of The Netherlands susceptible to flooding, water management is an essential part of the Dutch critical infrastructure. Large parts of the country are situated even below seawater level. The regional water authorities, called the Dutch water boards, have been responsible for the management of water for centuries. While past challenges have been overcome by building an extensive nationwide network of dikes and sluices, the digital age has introduced a whole new range of challenges to battle.

Hudson Cybertec supports the Dutch water boards with their cyber security challenges. Chris van den Hooven, Senior Consultant Cyber Security at Hudson Cybertec, discusses past, present and future challenges of the Dutch water boards.

Mantijn van Leeuwen – Nibe

”R<THiNK application: calculate your own EPDs”

R<THINK is a software application that enables companies to create life cycle assessments for their products, so-called environmental product declarations (EPD), efficiently and according to international standards. With RETHINK you can carry out project-specific calculations as well as calculate the environmental impact of your entire product portfolio. Mantijn van Leeuwen from Nibe, a Dutch agency for sustainable building consultancy, shows you more in this webinar.​

(Renewable) Energy:

Mats Landin - Kiwa

"Change into environmental friendly refrigerants ‘What does that mean’?"

Changing refrigerants can mean a change in demands conform the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED). Expert in this field, Mats Landin from Kiwa Sweden will talk you through the consequences. 

Ben Kokx - Director Product Security at Philips

"New demands for the IoT products. Handles for gripping a basic level of cybersecurity"

The ins and outs of a standard that brings together widely considered good practice in security for Internet-connected consumer Devices. The main focus is on the technical controls and organizational policies that matter most in addressing the security risks of connected devices. Ben Kokx, Director Product Security at Philips, tells you more in this webinar.

Proff. Dr. Ad van Wijk – Delft University of Technology

“Why Hydrogen?”

In 1874 Jules Verne wrote in his book "The Mysterious Island": 'Yes my friends, I am convinced that water will one day be used as fuel and that hydrogen (…) will be an inexhaustible source of heat and light!'.

He was a visionary but now gets it right. But why hydrogen and why now, and what role will hydrogen play in a sustainable energy system? Hydrogen, just like electricity, is not an energy source but an energy carrier, but why do we need that energy carrier? In this presentation Proff. Dr. Ad van Wijk will discuss this system role of hydrogen and how hydrogen can be made, transported, stored and used.

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