Meet the experts under the motto "Nature-based solution" for the 12th IOB-Congress in Belgium!
Please note that the organization and financial management of the congress in Mechelen will be fully taken care of by the Belgian federation Groen Groeien Zwemvijverbouwers.
Book with Groen Groeien Zwemvijverbouwers!
Mechelen, Belgium, September 27th+28th.
Since 1999, the biennial International Swimming Pond Congress has been a source of inspiration for new ideas and innovation, as well as a hub for interdisciplinary exchange of specialist companies and manufacturers who plan, build, supply, operate and assess natural bathing waters.
The expertise will be passed on to the participants by outstanding speakers at this Congress.
The 12th International Swimming Pond Congress will take place on 27th and 28th September 2023 in Mechelen, Belgium. The proven concept of the 10th Congress in Warsaw is largely taken over.
Venue is the Van der Valk Hotel Mechelen, a modern and luxurious 4*business hotel with outstanding travelers rating. Lecture rooms, workshops, exhibition in the foyer, rooms and restaurant are in the immediate vicinity and within the resort.
As patron of the International Swimming Pond Congress and umbrella organization for global swimming pond experts the International Organization for natural bathing water (IOB) has launched the Pondy Award.
All congress participants can vote for the winners of the international PONDY AWARD during the congress, which will be announced again by the IOB in 2023.
For Conditions of participation click here
and check last years winners
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The Convention expects up to 150 visitors every day from all over the world.
In addition, each sponsor receives the inclusion of his logo on the official homepage of the IOB Congress.
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Wednesday 27/09/2023 - Conference Day 1
Welcoming speech from IOB and Groen Groeien swimming pond builders
Official opening International Swimming Pond Conference 2023
President of the Belgian Farmers' Union opens the 12th edition of the International Swimming Pond Conference
History of Belgian NSP projects and philosophy of the future
Green and water solutions in the city. Future of the Belgian public NSP
New public pools in Brussels (Neerpede)
Pool is Cool vzw
Ecological footprint, by the German Association for Natural Bathing Water (DGfnB)
Ecological footprint of various liners
Wood in swimming ponds and natural pools
Substrate for plants
Sustainability of liners/EPDM
Insights into the history of lake eutrophication research
Dr. Jacob Schelker
Project presentation Milleniumpool Göteburg
End of the first conference day
Gala dinner with the award ceremony of the Pondy Awards. The evening will take place at the Van der Valk Hotel.
Thursday 28/09/2023 - Conference Day 2
Effects of undefined nutrient inputs in swimming ponds and natural pools and optimisations
Pool for Nature
Nutrient management explained from scientific and practical perspective
Thomas Kippels-Ohlhoff, DispoPlus GmbH Enregis Group
Life forms in biological fast filters
Airlift: Living water according to Schauberger for well-being and much more
Andrè Dürig, Swissbiopool
Research project in Belgium
Sandy Adriaenssens, PCS
From lab to field. From research in the laboratory with fast flow biofilters to the implementation of the new Swiss norm.
Mattias Frei, ASC Schweiz
Monitoring and maintenance with DANA database
End of the 2023 International Swimming Pond Conference
Optional: guided city walk - until 8 PM
City of Mechelen: how they implement water in the city?