Over 400 participants attended the NKWK Water and Climate conference that was held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 11 April. The conference was co-organised by Amsterdam Water Science and themed ‘New knowledge and opportunities’.
The paper entitled 'Mind the Gap: Persistent and Mobile Organic Compounds—Water Contaminants That Slip Through' was selected as one of the Best Papers of 2016 of the prestigious journal "Environmental Science & Technology".
Starting 1 May, the University of Amsterdam has a new department ‘Freshwater and Marine Ecology’ (FAME). The new department is the result of a merge of the two research groups Aquatic Microbiology (AMB) and Aquatic Environmental Ecology (AEE).
On 7 and 8 May 2017, a research team of the Institute for Environmental Studies (VU Amsterdam) organises a set of participatory activities in Borgharen with the objective of sharing the local and professional knowledge of regional flood risk.
On 16 February, seven AWS funded pilot projects presented their results and future plans. The seven projects aimed and succeeded in bringing together students, researchers and stakeholders to actively get involved and work together.