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The Future of Water

Ecolab joins GLOBE EU, Microsoft and others for a high-level conference on water scarcity 


LOCATION: Room JAN6Q1, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

By 2030, we will need 40 percent more fresh water than what is available. But we cannot produce more water. All we have is here already. 

Learn more about the issues surrounding water in Europe, and what’s being done to solve them, in a series of panel discussions hosted by GLOBE EU and the Bee Group.

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Welcome, opening remarks, and key note address:

  • Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP - Globe EU
  • Daniel Calleja Crespo - Director General, European Commission DG ENV
  • Christophe Beck - President, Nalco Water, an Ecolab company
  • Cora van Nieuwenhuizen - Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management

Are we water blind? (Chair: Benedek Javór MEP)

  • Hans Bruyninckx - European Environmental Agency
  • Kitty van der Heijden - World Resource Institute
  • Gisela Kaiser - City of Cape Town, South Africa

Smart water growth (Chair: José Inácio Faria MEP)

  • Max Gomberg - California Water Resources Control Board
  • Leo Marcelis - University of Wageningen
  • Josh Henretig - Microsoft

Closing remarks - Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy MEP


European Parliament, Brussels
Room: JAN 6Q1

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Christophe Beck
EVP & President, Global Nalco Water and Food & Beverage

Christophe Beck is executive vice president and president of both the Global Nalco Water and Food & Beverage (F&B) sectors for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.

Leading both sectors creates synergies and strong collaboration to solve our customers’ toughest water, hygiene and performance challenges. Nalco Water’s solutions help companies operate more efficiently and increase productivity while reducing water use. F&B’s expertise adds innovation, technical and industrial expertise to enhance food safety and product quality. Both businesses serve many industries, from manufacturing, primary metals, mining, paper, food processing and power generation to hospitals, hotels and restaurants to dairy processors and F&B manufacturers.