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Water at the centre

Water at the centre

Fostering innovation through partnership for a sustainable water future

Welcome to a digital conference at KTH where we put water at the centre. We will look at advances in science and technology that helps us manage water – our most precious resource – sustainably now and in the future.

We also discuss the role of universities for collaborative knowledge production, in water as well as in other areas. What is needed of us to make collaboration meaningful?


09.00-09.20    Welcome and Introduction

                        Annika Stensson Trigell,  KTH Vice President for Research

                        David Nilsson, Director, WaterCentre@KTH

09.20-10.00     Keynote lecture: Prof. Dr. Janet Hering, Director of Eawag

                        "Water as the blue thread for a sustainable future: experiences from Eawag"

10.00-10.15     Break - moving into parallel sessions

10.15-11.00     Science Fountain

                         In three parallell sessions, we learn about new discoveries and research across all disciplines.

                         Speed Talk presentations from KTH researchers. Detailed programme with all speakers and topics  to be found under 'Science Fountain presentation' in the side panel.

11.00-11.15     Break - moving back into main session

11.15-12.00     Partner Poolside

                        Panel discussion on the role of universities - and how to make collaboration successful. IN SWEDISH.

Karl Bergman, Vice President R&D, Vattenfall

Anna-Carin Ramsten, senior analytiker, Vinnova

Juha Salonsaari, enhetschef, Miljöförvaltningen, Stockholms Stad

Muriel Beser Hugosson, skolchef Arkitektur och Samhällsbyggnad, KTH

Karin Larsdotter, KTH Sustainability, moderator


How to participate

Please register with name and contact info in the form below. 

The conference is conducted on-line using Zoom:

Link to main Zoom Webinar (Welcome & Introduction, Key-note lecture, Partner Poolside),

Link to Session A, Transforming water infrastructure

Link to Session B, Healthy, safe and inclusive

Link to Session C, New horizons for water


Registration for presentation at the Science Fountain is now closed.


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