‘Kees van Beek’ Well-Management Symposium

Event details

On Friday, 10 March 2017 (12:30 – 18:30) the ‘Kees van Beek’ Well-Management Symposium will take place at KWR in Nieuwegein. The symposium is being held for several reasons:

  • In 2006 we rounded off a large research effort with a symposium and the doctorate of Bert-Rik de Zwart.
  • In 2010 a doctorate was awarded to Kees van Beek, the doyen in the field of well clogging, and we held a mini-symposium.
  • In 2017 Kees is expected to bring his active career in well research to a close.
  • In 2017 Martin van der Schans, a well expert at KWR, begins his doctoral research at TU Delft.
  • And, last but not least, over the last few years a number of interesting developments have occurred in the field of wells, well clogging, etc. What are we to make of HDDW, MPPD, EDGW, switching, and the rest?

In short, it is high time that we get together again to talk and to update each other on the latest developments; but also, somewhat ‘nostalgically’, to look back on what has been achieved.


After an opening lunch, we want to listen to a number of presentations, including ones by Kees van Beek and Martin van der Schans. We think it would be great if a number among you were also to take this opportunity to briefly speak of your own experiences with wells, well clogging or with the well doyen. We have presentations of 10-15 minutes in mind, depending on the number of responses. We’ll then end the proceedings with a drinks party with the departing man.