September 2009. At the second Hansgrohe Water Symposium, experts made the quality of this precious asset the focus of their lectures.

Water Symposium 2009

“What is good water?”

The second Hansgrohe Water Symposium on 24 and 25 September 2009 at the Aquademie Event Centre in Schiltach looked into this question. In lectures and workshops, water experts spoke about fascinating topics about this precious resource.

During the two-day event, the experts took a deeper look at the microcosm of water and scrutinised global water quality. This included the analysis of current contaminant loading and also the outlook for the future human water requirements. The experts considered the possibilities of multiple use and introduced new water and sewage technologies. With regard to the pressing problems of supply, the podium discussion proclaimed a revolution for good water.

The general expert conclusion to the second Hansgrohe Water Symposium: We all need to handle this valuable commodity more cautiously! The future of man is definitely closely linked to the future of water. Thus, what water can do for us will not become a priority overnight. It’s much more a matter of what we can do for the water.

Lectures, events and workshops 2009

  • What does water do with people? 
    “What is good water – a question of perspective?”
    (Dr Klaus Lanz, chemist and water expert, International Water Affairs, Evilard/Switzerland)

    “Good water is not always the same everywhere”
    (Dr Joan S. Davis, chemist, Aquatics Research & Consultancy, Wallisellen/Switzerland)

    “Good water - a look at the microcosm of water”
    (Berthold Heusel, Stuttgart)

    “Why we can detect caffeine, cocaine and headache remedies in our water bodies”
    (Nikolaus Geiler, Dipl. Biology, limnologist, Freiburg)
  • Good water is more
    "Water inspires: The natural power of water, experiments, research and more”
    (Markus Wöhrle and his team from the Hansgrohe spray laboratory, Schiltach)

    “Water does us good: Kneipp applications for wellness and health"
    (Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Uehleke, Charité, Berlin)

    “Water moves: Qi Gong and the power of the element water”
    (Christoph Stumpe, Shen Men Institute, Düsseldorf)

    “Water solves: water as a helpful source, to immerse in your own river of life”
    (Karin R’hila, Dipl. Designer, Düsseldorf)

    “Water lives: the Kinzig, home of the salmon”
    (Stephan Stäbler, Schiltach)
  • What do people do with water?
    “Good water management means good water”
    (Klaus Lanz, chemist and water expert, International Water Affairs, Evilard/Switzerland)

    “The human water demand and the concept of virtual water”
    (Prof. Dr. Andreas Grohmann, chemist, Technical University Berlin)

    “Water – use it sensibly three times and prevent water wastage: technical and institutional approaches to the water problem in Jordan”
    (Cornelia Gerhardt, Dipl. Ing. Chemie, GTZ, Eschborn)

    “What is the future of water and sewage technology development?”
    (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Otterpohl, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg)

    “Changing water management – from common welfare to commercialisation”
    (Hans-Werner Krüger, Hamburg)
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