4 - 6 October 2023

Aqua Circular

Dear colleagues,  partners and sponsors,

We have published the Aqua Circular Conference presentations!

This year, Aqua Circular Conference had it all—diverse topics and positive vibes! Only by keeping the lines of communication open for potential future collaborations we can lead to innovative solutions.

If you couldn’t attend the conference or if you want to be inspired by the moments of ”aqua” innovation, we make the materials available for you. Our commitment is to disseminate valuable resources, to make them accessible, to encourage collaboration and to drive positive change.

We remind you that the fourth edition of the Aqua Circular event was organized by Aquademica Foundation in partnership with the Romanian Water Association, Aquatim, Politehnica University of Timișoara, Business Development Group, Aquatica Experience, Patronal Association of Water, Water Europe, AquaSpice, Watershare and Rotary International District – Romania and Republic of Moldova. The sponsors of Aqua Circular were:  Steinzeug Keramo, Klarwin, Jafar, Datcomp, Beespeed, Pipelife and Grundfos – the companies that provide new technologies for a more sustainable future in the management of water resources.

1Mihai-Călin PrecupSecretary of State, Chancellery of the Prime Minister”Alternative financing for water companies”
2Simina LakatosExecutive Director Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment „Ernest Lupan”„Strategic directions in the circular water and wastewater economy. Strategy and National Action Plan for Circular Economy 2030”
3László BorbélyState Councilor, Sustainable Development Department Coordinator”National Circular Economy Strategy”
4Cristina BorcaAquademica„Water Alliance – from vision to action”
5Gideon OronProfessor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel”Current challenges in the field of circular economy in Israel”
6Andrea RubiniDirector of Operations at Water Europe – Water Europe„Water-Smart Society: challenges, pressures and opportunities for circular economy in Europe’s water sector”
7Sorin MaximDirector General of West Regional Development Agency„Funding research through the West Regional Program”
8Simina LakatosExecutive Director – Institute for Research in Circular Economy and Environment Ernest Lupan„The role of water in supporting the development of living laboratories and lighthouses projects for healthy soils”
9Csaba BauerHead of Wastewater Treatment Plant, Aquaserv SA, Targu Mures„Anaerobic co-fermentation of organic waste with municipal sludge – solution to achieve energy neutrality of wastewater treatment plants”
10Mircea Emanuel Lupașcu  Constructim SA„Design and execution of sludge dryer installation and energy recovery.”
11Liviu-Dănuț Vitan Beespeed Group of Companies – Datcomp„Management of water treatment processes according to the production of electricity from renewable sources”
12Aurelian DanuSustainable Development Expert, Water Romanian Association Advisor„Water Footprint and Nexus Axis: Conceptual Approaches and Interconnections for Sustainability”
13Lucian PavelHead of Environment Department – Klarwin„Liquid assets: membrane technology used to improve the sustainability of water resources”
14Andrea RubiniDirector of Operations at Water Europe – Water Europe„Navigating towards a sustainable, pioneering horizon towards climate neutrality, circular economy and competitiveness in the European process industry for a prosperous and smart society, for water.”
15Nicoleta FrunzăAgricola International BacăuCase study „Water reuse in the food industry”.
16Ciprian NanuBusiness Development Group„Stakeholder involvement in circular water economy projects”
17Serhat ArcaTürkiye Petrol Rafinerileri A.Ș.Case study „Water Reuse in the Oil Industry”
18Daniela Marișcu,
Cătălin Chițu (Lumbara),
Delia Tătaru (Aquatica Experience)
 ”Case Study in the Wellbeing Industry – H2O Philosophy and Impact”
19Liviu MantescuWatergenics Company„Revolutionary real-time digital water quality reading systems – H2O tool” (only speech)
20Ovidiu BungetProfessor West University of Timișoara, Guvernator Rotary District 2241 – România și Republica Moldova„Involvement of the private sector in solving acute problems of sanitation and lack of water.”
21Revuen Azar, Ambassador of Israel in Romania, 
Gideon Oron, professor
 ”The role of water quality for the well-being of the population: good practices in Israel’s water industry” (only speech)
22Ilie VlaicuPresident of the Romanian Water Association”The stage of implementation of circular economy principles in regional water operators”
23Simina LakatosDirector executiv to IRCEM „Ernest Lupan”„National Circular Economy Action Plan 2030”
24,25Sorin CaianHead of Business Advisory, Senior Partner BDO

”Sustainable Financing of Operations and Long-Term Investments”

„Circular economy through the efficiency of the water sector”

26Mihai ȘtefanSales Engineer South-Eastern Europe, Steinzeug-Keramo”Sustainable development solutions in the water industry”
27Anca BazaiacTechnical Manager, Pipelife„Rainwater management solutions made with modular tanks”
28Gideon OronProfessor – Ben-Gurion University, Negev„The contribution of international academia to the sustainability of water systems.”
29Florica ManeaProfessor – Politehnica University of Timișoara„The role of partnership between academia, industry and business in resource recovery and water circularity”
30Anca DrăghiciProfessor – Politehnica University of Timișoara„The role of education in applying circular economy principles and measures to prevent water pollution with plastic waste”
31Liliana BobiricaLecturer, Polytechnic University of Science and Technology Bucharest”Sustainable technologies for removing emerging compounds from water”
32Corina MusteretLecturer, Technical University „Gh. Asachi” Iasi„Addressing circular economy principles in drinking water and wastewater treatment and management”
33Adina HorablagaProfessor and General Director – „King Mihai I” University of Life Sciences, Timișoara„Environmental regulations in the water sector”
34Lăzărică MarinescuEngineer, Aquatim SA„Professional development engine – Romanian education partner for the development of water specialists in Romania”
35Aurelian DanuRomanian Water Association„Professional Development Programs – RWA”
36Sorin Bordea, CEO – Datcomp,
Vladimir Jakimovski, Engineer- Datcomp
Group of Datcomp – Beespeed Companies”Electrocoagulation and recovery of nutrients from industrial water (phosphorus/nitrogen) and new water trends and technologies”

Gabriel – Alin Enasesc

Ovidiu Pani


”New GRUNDFOS SPE – borehole submersible pump”

”Hydro MPC Booster – Grundfos”

”Proportional pressure management in water distribution networks: Demand Driven Distribution (DDD)”

40Sabina PistolWater Platform Manager – Klarwin„Chain effects: Strategic and sustainable planning through hydraulic modeling and integration of innovative technologies for minimally invasive digitization and water loss detection”
41Valentin VlaicuEngineer, Aquatim SA„Urban flooding and possible solutions”
42Venera VladDirector at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development„European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – financing opportunities for the water sector”
43Ioana VoinescuSustainability Director – Romanian Commercial Bank„Green finance – risks and opportunities from the perspective of Romanian Commercial Bank”
44George CrisiaEngineer, Aquatim SA„Development of water infrastructure – Large Infrastructure Operational Program”
45Carmen SorescuProgramming Expert, Regional Development Agency VEST„Interconnected circular economy”
46Ileana RăuDirector of the Doctoral School of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnologies, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica of Bucharest”Water, circular economy and Horizon strategic plan 2025-2027”

Romanian Water Association (ARA)


The Romanian Water Association (ARA) is a professional association. ARA is based on three pillars: entrepreneurs, professionals and suppliers.

Aquatim SA

Partner. Founding member of the Aquademica Foundation

Regional water operator from Timiș County.


Polytechnic University of Timisoara


The Politehnica University of Timisoara is recognized as an outstanding protagonist on the scene of scientific research both nationally and internationally.


Business Development Group


Expertise in marketing dynamics, stimulation of the legal and institutional framework, knowledge transfer and capacity building, research and education.

Aquatica Experience


With both an entrepreneurial vision and professional service to offer, Aquatica Experience focuses on world-class personalized experiences.

Patronal Association of Water


Patronal association of companies that, in carrying out the object of activity, use water and produce a significant effect in relation to water resources.

Water Europe Association


Water Europe is the recognized voice and promoter of water innovation in Europe.




A worldwide network of water research organisations and utilities, dedicated to delivering equitable water solutions for all. Watershare bridges research to practice on pressing water sector issues through global to local collaboration

Rotary International District - România & Rep. Moldova


The priority area of action is "Providing clean water and sanitation systems, promoting hygiene".



AquaSPICE aims to materialize circular water use in European Process Industries, foster resource efficiency awareness and deliver compact solutions for industrial applications.

Münchner Stadtentwässerung

Founding member of the Aquademica Foundation

Public operator of sewerage services in Munich.