On February 25th, 2016, representatives from the Moldovan water and wastewater sector at large gathered in Chisinau on the occasion of the kickoff meeting of the WaterLeap project. In a full room of around 45 participants, with simultaneous Romanian-English translators, the meeting was opened by Mr Ciprian Nanu, from the implementing partner BDG of the WaterLeap project. The keynote speakers were:
1. Ministry of Environment, Mrs Serafima Tronza
2. ADC, Mr Constantin Mihailescu
3. BWMAM, Mihail Turculet
4. Honorary Consul of the Netherlands in Moldova, Mr Robert de Groof
This was followed by an overview on innovative water treatment technology by Mr E. Leeuw and an overview on asset management policy and optimisation in the water sector by Mr T. Baur. Both these overviews offered a glance on what the WaterLeap project is about. The audience represented a wide range of sectors, from research, universities to technology companies, utilities to local and national administration, which led to a fruitfull meeting with lively discussions during the meeting and in the break and afterwards.