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Ahoy mate!

How can we fuel the transition to water wise neighbourhoods? That is the core topic of the brand new Interreg North Sea project ANCHOR. It is hosting its hybrid kick-off conference on Monday December 11th in De Kazematten in Ghent, Belgium

Why should you join ANCHOR kicks off?

  • Hear all about the project's ins and out and dive into the demo network with us. 
  • Help shape the future of urban water in the afternoon workshop.
  • Visit the most circular living district in Flanders with a guided tour by project partner DuCoop who realised this decentralised system.
  • Expand your international network of experts and innovative minds.
ANCHOR NSR project waterwise city landschape

The project aims to convince decision makers in city development to adopt decentralised water systems. It will do so by delivering practical tools and transition knowledge, developed by piloting in an urban context.

ANCHOR employs a unique existing EU demonstration network, which will be expanded with new pilots. The project network consists of 6 locations in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. Each demo uses source separation technology that allows for separate collection and treatment of waste water from households: greywater (sink, shower and washing machine water), and blackwater (toilet water). The project will dive into the impact of such systems on the recovery of water, energy and nutrients. It will also tap into the impact on the spread of micropollutants and pathogens, addressing social, technical and analytical questions.

The partnership is proud to invite you to the kick-off conference of the Interreg North Sea project ANCHOR.

ANCHOR kicks off!

Monday, 11 December 2023 

  • 9:30 - 16:30 CET
  • Live event in De Kazematten, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
  • Morning programme will be livestreamed for online attendees
  • Event presented in English


The morning programme is also accessible to online attendees and will be livestreamed.

  •  9:30 Registration
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Livestreamed | Moderated by Diederik van Duuren, WBL
    • The why, how and what of the ANCHOR project
    • Diving into the demo network
    • Q&A

The afternoon programme is only accessible to in-person attendees in Ghent.

  •  12:00 Networking lunch
  • 13:00 Workshop: the Future of Urban Water 

    The transition to a sustainable water system is a social challenge as much as a technical one. In ANCHOR we assess how both professional and end users perceive new technologies and whether they accept them as viable alternatives. In this workshop we'd like you to share your beliefs, opinions and ideas about the future of the urban water system. Through a series of questions and dilemmas we learn about other’s ideas and preferences in shaping the future of urban water.

  • 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:30 Visit to the New Docks demo site in Ghent with closing drinks
  • 17:00 Dropping the anchor to return home


Registration is now open until December 4th, but seats are limited and the spots fill up fast!

Register here


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