Trust in the Future

Wed, June 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM CET - Online Event


Are you active in the Water or (Renewable) Energy sector? Join Kiwa's ‘Trust in the Future’ webinar on June 16!

Do you want to know more about the latest developments in the Water and (Renewable) Energy Sector? Then you have come to the right place. During Kiwa's Trust in the Future webinar presenters from inside and outside the company will elaborate on current hot-topics in our industries. For example the drinking water directive, the cybersecurity of IoT-products and many more! More information about the agenda and the presenters can be found below.

Make sure you don't miss out and register now for this free online event.    

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Time (CET) What? Theme
10.00 KICK-OFF  
10.10 Gustav Tadaa - Trust technology or trust yourself General
11.00 Bert Leemans - Materials in contact with drinking water: towards a EU-system Water
11.00 Mats Landin - Change into environmental friendly refrigerants ‘What does that mean’? Energy
11.45 BREAK  
12.00 Chris van den Hooven - Preparing the low countries for flooding disaster Water
12.00 Proff. Dr. Ad van Wijk - Why Hydrogen? Energy
13.00 LUNCH  
14.00 Mantijn van Leeuwen - R<THiNK application: calculate your own EPDs Water
14.00 Ben Kokx - New demands for the IoT products. Handles for gripping a basic level of cybersecurity Energy
15.00 WRAP-UP General
15.30 END  

The webinar consists of several parts. We kick-off with a plenary session where the Swedish futurist Gustaf Josefsson Tadaa will talk to us into the possibilities of technology in the future. Subsequently, the group is split in two plenary sessions and presentations can be followed on topics related to Water or Renewable Energy. More information about the presenters can be found 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, European Commission DG Environment 

"Materials in contact with drinking water: towards a 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”.   

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, with some of them founded way back in the 13th century. 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. 

What are the biggest challenges that cyber security brings to water management in a country that so heavily depends on it? The presentation will discuss past, present and future challenges of the Dutch water boards. Amongst these challenges are an increased dependency on control systems, remote control of assets in the field, modernizing water boards and ways of working, the fast pace of technological developments and hyper-connectivity. Are the Dutch water boards prepared for the future? Do they have the right infrastructure to manage cyber security and do they support the capabilities to restore the country from a flooding disaster?  

Hudson Cybertec supports the Dutch water boards with the cyber security challenges they face for their process control systems, helping them to establish a roadmap to address the security challenges and support them to start managing cyber security in a structured way, as well as helps them to prepare for oncoming legislation. Having performed security assessments for water boards throughout the country, Hudson Cybertec gained a thorough insight in the challenges specific to these organizations. 

Proff. Dr. Ad van Wijk – TU Delft

“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 my presentation I will discuss this system role of hydrogen and how hydrogen can be made, transported, stored and used. 

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. 

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. 

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). Our expert will talk you through the consequences.   

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