Vitens SDG-Challenge

We are looking for:
Engineering, sustainability, transportation

6 available
Registration deadline
23 Mar 2021
23 Mar 2021
1. Description of the challenge

Vitens is the largest drinking water company in The Netherlands. We deliver top quality drinking water to 5.6 million people and companies in the provinces Flevoland, Fryslân, Gelderland, Utrecht and Overijssel and some municipalities in Drenthe and Noord-Holland. Annually we deliver 350 million m³ water with 1,400 employees, 100 water treatment works and 49,000 kilometres of water mains. 

Vitens extracts, purifies and supplies drinking water – drinking water that is reliable, affordable and sustainable. As water is of vital importance, Vitens has a major responsibility as the largest drinking water company. Vitens takes its responsibility very seriously. Every day, over 1,400 Vitens employees bring their passion and skills to bear on supplying top-quality tap water.

To be able to offer our customers the continuity and quality of drinking water with the proper service in the long term, Vitens improves and innovates its processes continuously. However, the ground water sources, the origin of our tap water, are vulnerable.

Vitens does its utmost to clean the sources and keep them clean. This means that the ground and everything above it has to be clean too. Vitens cannot do this alone. Vitens believes in the strength of collaboration. Only by working together we can ensure that everyone can enjoy a clean living environment, including tap water of the highest quality, now and in the future. Our primary need. Vitens connects, raises issues, and shares its knowledge.

2. Expected outcome

The solution follows a holistic approach and consists of three interrelated parts:
(1) local production of renewable energy

(2) renewable energy storage

(3) and a smart control system that uses forecasting algorithms and process modelling

About Vitens

Vitens is the largest drinking water company in the Netherlands. We supply top quality drinking water to 5.6 million people and businesses in five provinces.