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William Dunbar Medal awarded to Professor Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel


Hennef/Brussels, November 2013 – Professor Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel was selected as the next William Dunbar Medal awardee. The medal, awarded by the European Water Association (EWA) and sponsored by Messe München GmbH (Germany) was presented on the occasion of the 9th EWA Brussels Conference, during the official Dunbar Ceremony on 13 November 2013 in Brussels.

Since 1973 the Dunbar Medal is donated by the Messe München GmbH (MMG) and awarded by the European Water Association. Messe München is the organiser for IFAT 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technology, which will be held on May 5 – 9, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

Karl-Heinz Rosenwinkel, born in 1950, has been Professor and Head of the Institute for Sanitary Environmental Engineering and Waste Management at the Technical University of Hanover since 1995.As Mr. Károly Kovács, EWA vice-president, mentioned in his Laudatio, the emphasis of Professor Rosenwinkel’s research has been in the advanced treatment of industrial and municipal wastewater. He has been both director and coordinator of several national and international research projects.

The ceremony was held during the 9th EWA Brussels Conference that took place in Brussels from November 13 – 14, 2013. “This outstanding award of the water sector is strongly supported by the MMG. It provides fundaments for new innovation that can be presented at the professionals during our world’s biggest environmental trade fair, IFAT”, uttered the MMG Managing Director, Mr. Eugen Egetenmeier during the event in Brussels.

Held in cooperation with the DG Environment of the European Commission, the main objective of the annual EWA Brussels Conference was to establish a dialogue between the European Commission and European water professionals and stakeholders. This year’s topic “Water – Investing Today for the Future” was separated in two sessions. Day 1 the Policy and Management session included topics such as: European Innovation Partnership, climate Adaptation, Resource Efficient Urban Water Management, Contribution of the European Investment Bank in the Water Sector. Day 2 gave an overview of the Technical, Economic and Scientific aspects of the topic with presentations such as: Research and Innovation for Sustainable growth in the Water Sector, From Wastewater to Biofuel, Water and Wastewater recycling in the Mediterranean area and Wastewater as source for Biobased products.

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