Inauguration Hans Cappon: The beauty of water at stake

On Wednesday, June 14, Hans Cappon will be inaugurated as lector in Water Technology at HZ University of Applied Sciences. You are invited to attend. The festive afternoon will take place in the auditorium of the HZ at Het Groene Woud 1 in Middelburg. You can register here.

Hans took over from Niels Groot in 2020, but partly due to the corona crisis he has not yet been inaugurated. This will still take place on June 14.

Right water, right place, right time

'Water technology is about the right water in the right place at the right time'. In a delta area such as Zeeland that salinates, wets in winter and dries out in summer, it is a major task to provide all stakeholders - industry, agriculture, residents and nature - with sufficient, good quality water. In his lecture speech, "The beauty of water at stake," Cappon explains what water technology can contribute to this.

The program starts at 2 p.m. and lasts until 4:45 p.m. and consists of a symposium with several speakers and Cappon's lecture speech. Afterwards there will be a reception where you can congratulate Hans on his appointment.


13.30 - 14.00 - Reception with coffee and tea

14.00 - 14.05 - Welcome by chairman Robert Trouwborst

14.05 - 14.20 - 'HZ and Evides. A watery couple for 15 years'. Tessa Philipse-Steenbakker, Evides Industriewater

14.20 - 14.35 - 'We're moving forward with SPRONG(s)'. Länk Vaessen, Centre of Expertise Water Technology

14.35 - 14.50 - 'Flanders too is shooting for water stress'. Bastiaan Notebaert, Vlakwa/VITO

14.50 - 15.05 - 'The Zeeland farmer is now to (Z)ED'. Teunike van 't Hof-Buijs, Farm Van 't Hof

15.05 - 15.40 hrs - Break

15.40 - 16.00 - 'The beautiful effects of WT projects'. Emma McAteer, Water Technology coordinator

16.00 - 16.30 - 'The beauty of water at stake'. Lecturer's speech, Hans Cappon

16.30 - 16.45 - Inauguration ceremony by Barbara Oomen, president of the HZ Executive Board

16.45 - 17.30 - Reception

You can register here. In the week before the inauguration you will receive a confirmation with more information.

Hans Cappon