A Better Overview and Even More Comprehensive and Structured
From 16 to 26 April 2013, over a period of four days, the international water industry will once again be gathering at WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL. As the only specialist event of its kind in Germany the Trade Fair and Congress for Water and Wastewater reflects the entire economic cycle of the water industry. WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2015 will offer a better overview and be even more comprehensive and structured. More than 600 exhibitors from Germany and abroad as well as 20,000 visitors are expected to be in Berlin.
For the first time, the hall layout of the trade fair will reflect the economic cycle of the water industry, whose 360-degree approach symbolises the principles of sustainability as well as demonstrating that WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL showcases technologies, services and systems from all parts of the water industry. Trade visitors will be able to find their way around the fair more easily.
In addition to the Water Infrastructure section which covers the topics of pipelaying and trenchless construction (NO DIG BERLIN), a new section has been created entitled FLOOD MANAGEMENT BERLIN. FLOOD MANAGEMENT BERLIN topics include protection against floodwater as well as technical measures to ensure flood control, water engineering and disaster management. Other key themes are water extraction, well construction and drilling technology.
Following the successful debut of NO DIG BERLIN parallel with WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2013, the second edition of NO DIG BERLIN will be taking place at WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL 2015. Leading suppliers, among them Herrenknecht, TRACTO-TECHNIK, Hermes Technologie, Frisch & Faust Tiefbau, Stehmeyer + Bischoff Berlin, HOBAS and BKP Berolina are sponsoring NO DIG BERLIN and will be exhibiting at this independent section of the fair. Trenchless technology represents an environmentally sound, low-cost as well as groundbreaking alternative wherever underground pipelines are being modernised or installed.
For the first time, demonstrations will be taking place of large and small-scale drilling equipment on the open-air site adjacent to the hall exhibiting water extraction technology.
In 2015, for the first time, the WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL Congress will take on the format of an enclosed Hall Forum and will thus be an integral part of trade fair events. No extra charges will be made for the congress. The congress focuses on specific topics and is clearly structured. On 24 and 27 March 2015, at one session respectively, and on 25 and 26 March 2015 at two sessions respectively, the focus will be on current water industry and practical topics at national and international level. In addition, specialist forums dealing with individual topics in greater detail will be taking place in close coordination with trade fair events. Under the heading of the new format 'Blue Planet' the latest pressing water industry policymaking issues will also be discussed. Under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, of the Foreign Ministry and the Berlin Senate Department of Economics the focus will be on urbanisation, green cities and peace and security with regard to the topic of water. Blue Planet is organised by the German Water Partnership.
Taking place on 24 and 25 March 2015 (Room Stuttgart, Hall 1.2) the two-day NO DIG BERLIN Symposium is organised by the GERMAN SOCIETY FOR TRENCHLESS TECHNOLOGY (GSTT) and for the first time will be held parallel with the International Symposium on Pipeline Construction (ILBS) next door to the hall featuring pipeline construction displays.
This year the symposium on well construction, a well-established event that is also an approved advanced training measure in accordance with DVGW-W 120, will be taking place on 26 March in the Marshall Haus in the middle of the grounds.
A one-day symposium accompanying events in the new FLOOD MANAGEMENT BERLIN section will be taking place on 25 March 2015 in Hall 6.3 in Room A. This is organised jointly by WASSER BERLIN e.V. and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin. Melanie Schultz van Haegen-Maas Geesteranus, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, and Barbara Hendricks, the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, will open the event.
At the International Forum in Hall 5.2a organised by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) and the German Water Partnership (GWP) experts will be talking about international markets, explaining the challenges and how German companies and institutions can participate.
On 26 March 2015 Schaustelle Wasser Berlin International will be devoting itself to practical aspects. Participants in the tours dealing with two separate themes will be able to find out locally about modern and innovative methods and the ways in which building projects are realised.
The first tour, which focuses on the construction of installations, highlights the modern and complex methods and installations employed in Berlin's infrastructure, including a system that manages wastewater disposal and installations, innovations that ensure safe drinking water supplies, wastewater purification as well as installations providing electricity and heat.
The second tour focuses on pipeline construction and highlights innovative and environmentally safe pipeline construction methods. They include the modernisation of a combined wastewater sewer using UV pipe lining, construction of a new DN 1600 sewer with storage capacity and overflow employing pipe jacking, construction of a rainwater sewer employing pipe jacking, construction of a combined wastewater and rainwater sewer using pipe linings, open construction methods and pipe eating, construction of a water pipeline using pressing and drawing techniques, refurbishment of combined wastewater sewers employing calibre pipe bursting and construction of a new structure enabling rainwater drainage.
The tours are all-day events lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They include a break for lunch. Admission is 80 euros per person per tour (50 euros for students, admission prices for parties are available on request).
Qualified young professionals are much in demand in the water industry, and WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL is offering numerous services that will promote an exchange between water industry companies and the employees of the future.
On Friday, 27 March 2015 the Career Day will be taking place which offers schoolchildren, job trainees, students and professionals an opportunity to meet company representatives face-to-face. Representatives of personnel departments will have information on the various types of jobs in their companies, including in skilled employment, engineering and commerce. Hall 6.2 will feature a job exchange. On Friday, 27 March from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. in Hall 2.2 the congress will also address the topic of job opportunities in the water industry.
As a firmly established event at WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL the Young Water Professionals' Programme organised by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) addresses up-and-coming engineers, young scientists and students from Germany and abroad.
WASsERLEBEN - the interactive show for the public
WASsERLEBEN, the interactive show for the public, is a major public attraction. More than 6,000 students from various federal States have already registered to take part. WASsERLEBEN will be looking at the topic of water from every angle from ancient times to the present day. It targets all visitors who want to find out about the sustainable exploitation of water resources in an entertaining and fascinating manner and are looking for though-provoking ideas or inspiration for new and innovative projects. The focus of WASsERLEBEN is on adventure. 49 companies, including Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Naturschutzjugend Brandenburg, Greenpeace Germany, Grüne Liga, Ökowerk Berlin and Deutsche Wetterdienst will be offering children, young people and adults interactive events which invite them to take part, find out more and get involved. Five schools from Berlin will also be taking part and will be presenting the experiments carried out in their lessons at WASsERLEBEN.
Images: R. Eberhard, messekompakt.de, EBERHARD print & medien agentur gmbh
Source: Messe Berlin