Manitoba Delegation to Research Water in the Netherlands

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A group of Manitobans representing various organizations are off to the Netherlands today for a week of researching water and waste water technologies.

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) and the World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTCW) are leading 32 people on the mission November 3-8.

Participants include a mix between companies, sector organizations and the public sector, including technology providers, environmental consultants, architectural firms, hog and fish producers, municipal government representatives, and provincial government representatives from Conservation and Water Stewardship and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives.

“We will be visiting state of the art facilities in waste water management, discovering innovative flood management techniques, meeting with leaders in the water industry, discussing with top level researchers at Dutch universities, and participating in a world leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater, Aquatech,” said John Fjeldsted, executive director at MEIA.

The intentions of the mission is to introduce Manitoba organizations to Dutch companies specializing in supplying equipment, expertise, support services around the key water and wastewater technologies, and to determine if there is an opportunity to apply these start-of-the-art technologies in Canada.

The group will also participate in Aquatech Amsterdam — a world-leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and wastewater.


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