Industrial Water Production and Treatment

Target Group

PhD researchers active in the field of water research


Industrial water treatment, drinking water, process water, innovative technologies and applications for water production and treatment

Aim and Topic

In this bi-annual course on industrial water production and treatment, a different speaker or speakers are invited for each class. These speakers are all connected to the water industry, being active either academically or in industry itself. Topics are all related to water on industrial scale and range from drinking water distribution to the Blue Deal and the effect of climate change on our water. A complete list of speakers and subjects can be found below. 



Subject Speaker Affiliation
1 17/02/2022 Introduction + intro Muide-Meulestede Region Ghent
2 24/02/2022 Advanced modelling and digital opportunities in the water industry Wim Audenaert AM-Team
3 03/03/2022 Smartly using essential gas molecules to propel the water industry into a sustainable future. Rudy Lamond Air Liquide
4 10/03/2022 Drinking water in Flanders: present and future Wim Jacobs Farys
5 17/03/2022 Impact of climate change on hydrological extremes Patrick Willems KULeuven
6 31/03/2022 Water treatment at large industrial sites Marthe de Graaff Evides
7 21/04/2022 The Blue Deal: solutions towards a climate proof water system in Flanders Marijke Huysmans VUB
8 28/04/2022 Water and industrial ecology – material flow analysis and other concepts Marc Spiller UAntwerpen
9 05/05/2022 Biological stability of (drinking) water Nico Boon/Frederik Hammes UGent/Eawag
10 TBD Site visit, probably to Muide-Meulestede


Hybrid online/offline 

Registration procedure

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If the course is fully booked you can ask to be added to the waiting list by sending an e-mail to  by mentioning your student number. Cancellation of your registration can only be performed by sending an e-mail to

Registration fee

Free of charge for Doctoral School members. The no show policy applies. 

Number of participants

Maximum 50.



Evaluation methods and criteria (doctoral training programme)

80 % participation