Does the water sector need a Higgs particle?

The physics research community attracted huge publicity in the wake of the discovery of the Higgs particle this summer. Wim van Vierssen, CEO of KWR Watercycle Research Institute, asks himself this question: Do we, as water sector companies and organisations, know how to get people fascinated about our mission? In his keynote address this Thursday, 20 September, at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Busan, Van Vierssen will speak about the challenge of supplying all of the world’s population with healthy and safe drinking water, and the path he believes the water sector should take.

Wim during his keynote

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