Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region. It already affects every continent and around 2.8 billion people around the world at least one month out of every year. More than 1.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water. At the same time, climate change is increasing the likelihood of severe flooding throughout the world. Circular Economy strategies have the potential to offer solutions: make use of alternative water sources, combine water management and urban planning, use water in cascades and harvest valuable resources from waste water. Find relevant showcases, events and news below.
Kaumera - creating value from sewage
Biobased raw material extracted from sludge granules
TechMeeting: Circular Economy Opportunities in France
online | 17th of May 2022
Matchmaking event for circular companies with technological innovation!
Webinar on Water Management in Nigeria
Online | 6th of April 2022
A part of six webinar series on maximizing the value of water in Nigeria
Hydropower and Dams Conference, ASIA 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 14th until 16th of March 2023
Conference and study tour for global water and energy community.
Circular infrastructure in international perspective
online | 9th of February 2022
Dialogue on developments, opportunities and ambitions
World Resource Forum 2021
12th until 14th of October 2021
"A Green Deal for Sustainable Resources."
Pre-event Dubai Expo 2020
online | 9th of June 2021
Opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
Circular Economy Powwow
online | 25th until 26th of May 2021
Learn about the success stories of the European SMEs
NL Lounge at Pollutec 2021 in Lyon
Lyon, France | online | 12th until 15th of October 2021
Join the NL lounge at the Poluttec platform for environmental innovation
Kick-Off: North Sumatra Virtual Focus Sessions
online | 28th of April 2021
AgriFood, Water, Renewable Energy, Waste & CE
Africa Business Week
online | 25th until 28th of May 2021
Next steps to expand your business in Africa!
ReMeet 'Virtual trade mission to Southeast Asia 2020'
Online | 9th of March 2021
An update of the latest developments in the region
New spotlight country page: Italy
Circular opportunities for Dutch entrepreneurs
Bluecon - Decentralized Small Scale Wastewater Solutions
Solutions which keep water circulating.
Join the Pipe - City Water
Filtered tap-water in a reusable bottle.
Liveability Challenge 2021 Application
online | 15th of January until 15th of April 2021
Criteria for solutions to be submitted.
Circular business opportunities in Chile? Re-watch the webinar series!
Virtual trade mission Chile
Digital Africa Business Days
online | 15th until 16th of December 2020
Sustainable trade and investment between Africa and the Netherlands forum.
Healthy Seas– from waste to wear
Nylon fishing nets are regenerated together with other nylon waste
Business Week Central and Eastern Europe
online | 8th until 9th of December 2020
Country specific perspectives for sustainable sector development
Circular Business Opportunities in Chile: Water Management
online | 10th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Business Opportunities in the Chilean Agro-Food Sector
online | 9th of December 2020
Virtual Circular Economy Mission to Chile
Circular Economy Mission Chile
online | 9th until 16th of December 2020
Business opportunities in Agro-Food, Water Management and Plastics!
Water Management Opportunities and Italian-Dutch Cooperation
Circular Economy in Italy
Sustainable Materials Management Solutions to Marine Debris
online | 10th of November 2020
Circular design for clean oceans
The Nordic Circular Summit
online | 26th until 27th of November 2020
Circular innovation from the Nordics.
Virtual Mission Track Waste Management & Circular Design South-East Asia
CE opportunities in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.
Circular Economy & Waste Management: Business Opportunities in France
online | 12th of November 2020
Online meetup for Dutch and French stakeholders
Virtual trade mission Italy with Minister Kaag
online | 3rd until 4th of November 2020
Business collaboration towards a circular economy
Delivering on net zero carbon in wastewater management
UK - online | 29th of September 2020
New technologies for carbon-efficient wastewater management
Waste2Wear - innovative textiles made from recycled plastics
100% traceable sustainable textiles
4th G-STIC Brussels conference
online | 27th until 29th of October 2020
Join the Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community
Budapest, Hungary | 28th until 30th of April 2021
Waste Management, Brownfield industry, CE and Freshwater Protection
CLEAR RIVERS - litter traps
Fish plastic out of rivers
The Sustainable Urban Delta
Blog #8 of 12 voices by Meiny Prins, CEO Priva
Groningen Seaports - Circulair Cluster Delfzijl
An innovative circular cluster and ongoing sustainable investments
The Ocean Cleanup unveils scalable solution to intercept river plastic pollution
The Ocean Cleanup aims to tackle the 1,000 most polluting rivers.
The Ocean Cleanup – Saving the sea from plastic
Developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.
The Calcite Factory - processed calcite for a Circular Face Scrub
The Calcite Factory is an innovative facility where calcite – a ...
Circular Cities brochure out now
Brochure launch at HCH event
DRIVE - Biocomposite bicycle bridge
The Province of Fryslân (in the Netherlands) has a high circular ...
Schoonschip – a sustainable floating community
A new neighborhood has arrived in the north of Amsterdam. Located in a ...
ZERO BRINE – From industrial saline waste water to clean water and minerals
The Great Bubble Barrier
A sustainable fish-friendly technology to mitigate marine pollution
Vitens - Water as a source of the Circular Economy
Pharmafilter - Converting hospital waste water
Phario - bioplastics from waste water
Bioplastic with excellent technical properties produced by bacteria
FosVaatje - Your urine as fertilizer
Plastic fishing trips in Amsterdam’s canals