Applying global expertise to local water challenges

Watershare is about the active sharing of knowledge and experience among its members. The members’ working models and methods, based on solid science and with practical track records, are developed into benchmarked, user-friendly tools.

Communities

Subsurface Water Solutions

Subsurface Water Solutions (SWS) provide innovative, practical concepts for advanced freshwater management, with the common objective of protecting, enlarging and sustainably utilizing fresh groundwater resources.

Future-Proof Water Infrastructures

To provide operational and research entities in the water sector with competences and tools supporting the implementation of proven and innovative approaches.

Resilient Urban Water Management

The Resilient Urban Water Management Community of Practice concerns itself with identifying the main water challenges that cities face today and in the future, attempts to understand and benchmark how well the urban water cycle is managed.

Emerging Substances

To exchange knowledge on detection, modelling, risks and treatment options of new chemical and microbial pollution. This knowledge will be used for tailored total water safety plans, based on operational and practical test cases.

Resource Recovery & Upcycling

Managing our resources is a key factor in the Circular Economy. The water sector is highly motivated to contribute to this challenge.

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Welcome to Watershare

Theo van den Hoven

Programme director Watershare

030-6069535
Theo.van.den.Hoven@kwrwater.nl


News

New fit-for-purpose decision support tool for pipeline inspection technologies

Watershare is proud to announce the launch in mid-March 2017 of the beta version of a knowledge-based and decision-support toolbox for water and wastewater network inspection, rehabilitation, and monitoring technologies and methods. The toolbox was developed within the Future-Proof Water ...
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Community of Practice on Subsurface Water Solutions promotes reuse of water

The European Commission promotes the transition towards a more circular economy in the EU, and has recently published a report on the implementation of the circular economy action plan. Integration of water reuse in water planning and management is considered ...
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Call for cases for IWA Best Practices on Resource Recovery AWARD in the water cycle 2017

Driven by environmental, economic, and ecological benefits, resource recovery from waste has started to draw attention worldwide. Recovering resources from water and wastewater can provide an alternative and economically viable source of resources supporting the resilience of human and natural ...
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Daniel Hellström presented Watershare for the steering committee of the Swedish Water Platform

More information: http://www.svensktvatten.se/forskning/the-swedish-water-platform/
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Watershare annual meeting in Stockholm: Spotlight on Communities of Practice and connections to the Swedish water sector

From 10-11 November, Watershare members met in Stockholm for their 2016 annual meeting to discuss the community’s progress and planning. The meeting was kindly hosted by Watershare member Svenskt Vatten, the Swedish Water and Wastewater Association (SWWA). The meetings took ...
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The Watershare annual assembly 2016

On 10 and 11 November the Watershare annual assembly will take place in Stockholm. Our host for these two days is Daniel Hellström from Svenkst Vatten. During this meeting we will have the following topics: challenges and innovation in the ...
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Brisbane big boost for Watershare

Looking back, the Watershare smart-space (as the Australian colleagues call our booth) linked to the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane gave a big boost to our platform. All members contributed to the success with appealing reference projects, ...
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University of Southern Queensland enters Watershare

Today, Wednesday 12 October 2016, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) has entered Watershare, a consortium of several of the world’s most reputable water research organizations that share the goal of applying global expertise to local water challenges. During a ...
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Watershare launches community on subsurface usage

Watershare’s Subsurface Water Solutions Community of Practice was launched today at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane. Watershare partners – including KIST (South Korea), Victoria (Mexico), De Watergroep (end-user in Belgium), and KWR (Netherlands) – collaborate in ...
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Calendar

2017

27
FEBRUARY

Webinar on the AbatES tool for the Community of Practice on Emerging Substances (CoPES).

15
MARCH

Launch of the beta version of a knowledge-based and decision-support toolbox for inspection.

30
APRIL

Deadline for submitting IWA Best Practices on Resource Recovery AWARD application.

5-9
AUGUST

Application references

Drinking water company uses surface water for the production of drinking water

Drinking water company uses surface water for the production of drinking water A drinking water company uses surface water for the production of drinking water. ...
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Holten

Holten The well field of Holten is located in an area with vulnerable sandy soils. The travel times vary within the capture zone. The abstraction ...
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Schinias – Freshwater for Greek coastal area

Schinias: Freshwater for Greek coastal area The coastal site of the Schinias Natural Park is situated in the plain of Marathon, a typical Mediterranean environment ...
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Use of air/water cleaning to control membrane fouling

Use of air/water cleaning to control membrane fouling The use of air/water cleaning in vertically positioned, high-pressure membrane elements (known as AiRO) is a technology ...
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More knowledge of possibly hazardous emerging contaminants

More knowledge of possibly hazardous emerging contaminants In 2015 the European TAPES project concludes in a new Watershare tool: AbatES. The TAPES project has focused ...
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Parameters and fluxes in hydrolic systems: bogs and pools as a case study

Parameters and fluxes in hydrolic systems: bogs and pools as a case study In principle, there are different methods for obtaining estimates of the parameters ...
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Ecohydrological impact assessment of climate change

Ecohydrological impact assessment of climate change Results of simulated groundwater levels for different climate scenarios for the Baakse Beek region in the Netherlands were translated ...
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Improving colour and taste of drinking water

Improving colour and taste of drinking water The Dutch water company Vitens has invested heavily in ion exchange processes over the past few years, with ...
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Concepts for urban stormwater management and sewage systems

Concepts for urban stormwater management and sewage systems Urban water infrastructures are increasingly facing challenges resulting from climate change and demographic developments. Using Berlin as ...
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Maneadero Valley Mexico – Reuse water for agriculture

Sufficient and safe irrigation water in Maneadero Valley, Mexico Maneadero Valley is a 35 km² coastal alluvial plain in Baja California, Mexico, producing high value ...
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Network Flow Performance – Evides

Network Flow Performance - Evides Based on the supply patterns for different periods, the CFPD can characterise and quantify the demand changes and the changes ...
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Statutory QMRA in the Netherlands

Statutory QMRA in the Netherlands About 40% of the drinking water in the Netherlands is produced from surface water from the rivers Rhine and Meuse. ...
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Resilience Assessment

Resilience Assessment In the water wise cities project we propose a methodological framework that: (i) Helps the water industry think in a structured way about ...
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Learning from best practices on resource recovery from water

Best Practices Resource Recovery from Water Learning from Best Practices on Resource Recovery from Water News Feb 7 2017 Call for cases for IWA Best ...
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Dealing with water losses in South Africa

Dealing with leakage losses in South Africa In 2015 the City of Cape Town (CCT) started with the CFPD method, which is implemented in Watershare’s ...
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Advanced analytics for water quality

Advanced analytics and environmental fate of pharmaceuticals UoB has developed advanced analytical techniques to detect pharmaceuticals, personal care products and illicit drugs in water. Our ...
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Evaluating water supply alternatives in rural India

Evaluating water supply alternatives in rural India Drinking water supply in rural India faces many challenges of quantity and quality. The government is investing in ...
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High-value reuse of lime pellets from drinking water production

High-value reuse of lime pellets from drinking water production About half of the drinking water in the Netherlands is softened in pellet reactors. This technology ...
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Sewer Deterioration Model for Asset Management Strategy

Sewer Deterioration Model for Asset Management Strategy Asset management is an increasing concern for wastewater utilities and municipalities. In the last 30 years, most cities ...
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Improve the management of water system valves

Improve the management of water system valves German research centre Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) has taken a step towards helping improve the management of water ...
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Production and application of granular aquafer

Production and application of granular aquafer Every year in the Netherlands about 95,000 tons of aquafer is generated (62,000 tons of liquid aquafer and 33,000 ...
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Dinteloord

Dinteloord – ASR enables water reuse

Dinteloord – ASR enables water reuse Dinteloord, the Netherlands, is a 3 km2 greenhouse horticulture area under development, with a predicted high water demand which ...
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Freshkeeper to counteract salinization of water wells

Freshkeeper Freshkeeper to counteract salinization of water wells. Well field Noardburgum, the Netherlands, was abandoned in 1993 because of salinization of the water wells due ...
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Design rules for drinking water installations

Design rules for drinking water installations The Dutch Building Services Knowledge Centre, ISSO, issues normative publications on the design of drinking water installations in homes ...
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Fluidised ion exchange (FIX) to improve the source water quality

Fluidised ion exchange (FIX) to improve the source water quality The application of FIX for the early removal of NOM in water treatment also produces ...
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Improving valve inspection procedure

Improving valve inspection procedure KWR has helped the water company Evides to improve its valve inspection procedure. The inspection forms have been adapted and now ...
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Chlorine-free water for all Dutch water companies

Chlorine-free water for all Dutch water companies The Dutch drinking water industry has decades of experience in distributing drinking water without a chlorine residual. In ...
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Demoware: Water Reuse in Europe

Innovation Demonstration for a Competitive and Innovative European Water Reuse Sector Europe’s water resources are increasingly under stress, and this situation has encouraged more active ...
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Practicing sports on lime pellets

Practicing sports on lime pellets The Dutch company Henko recently began using lime pellets from the water industry in its artificial turf. Henko specialises in ...
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Improve current design practices for water supply systems in Mexico

Improve current design practices for water supply systems in Mexico There are great opportunities to improve current design practices for water supply systems in Mexico. ...
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Screencap: Cellulose recovery from wastewater

Screencap Screencap is an EU funded project demonstrating at full scale a promising finescreen technology to recover suspended solids including cellulose from waste water on ...
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Thinking Water, Designing for the Future

Thinking Water, Designing for the Future Life expectancy data for different pipe materials JWRC has developed life expectancy data for different pipe materials. The graph ...
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Nutrient and energy recovery from sewage: towards an integrated approach

Nutrient and energy recovery from sewage: towards an integrated approach The provided an overview on analysis of nutrient flows, particularly of phosphate, with a comprehensive ...
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Risk Assessment of the Water Reclamation Plant in Windhoek

Risk Assessment of the Water Reclamation Plant in Windhoek Windhoek has since long reclaimed wastewater using multiple barriers to produce potable water. Obvious health risks ...
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Groundwater models versus time series Analysis: the Terwisscha Case

Groundwater models versus time series Analysis: the Terwisscha Case The influence of the groundwater pumping station of Terwisscha (the Netherlands) on the groundwater levels in ...
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Clean Subsurface Reservoir

Clean Subsurface Reservoir Recently, Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport launched a R&D project to develop world leading technologies on aquifer storage and recovery. ...
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GCF Melbourne Project

GCF Melbourne Project The water industry of Melbourne is in an interesting one having been through the Millennium Drought, a 15-year-long dry period in the ...
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Freshkeeper: Safeguard drinking water production from Floridan aquifers

Freshkeeper: Safeguard drinking water production from Floridan aquifers The Town of Belleair (Pinellas Peninsula, Florida) produces an average 1.1 MGD drinking water from groundwater extracted ...
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City Blueprint Amsterdam

City Blueprint Amsterdam Various urban water-related services in Amsterdam were brought under one roof, culminating the country’s first water cycle company called Waternet in 2006. ...
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Sustainability Index For Progress In Municipal Water And Wastewater Services

Sustainability Index For Progress In Municipal Water And Wastewater Services The Swedish Sustainability Index is developed to increase the awareness of sustainability of water and ...
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City Blueprint Melbourne

City Blueprint Melbourne The sustainability of Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) was reviewd in the city of Melbourne. Melbourne performs well and shows a good ...
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Transformation of Emerging Contaminants during Water Treatment Processes

Transformation of Emerging Contaminants during Water Treatment Processes We have estimated any possible transformation of emerging contaminants (pharmaceutical, endocrine disrupting compounds, manufactured nanoparticles) and their ...
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Suitability maps for South Holland

Fresh in saline: Suitability maps for South Holland Greenhouse horticulture in the Province of South Holland already makes use of subsurface water storage in areas ...
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Cutting costs while delivering top quality water

Cutting costs while delivering top quality water A number of Dutch water companies apply the design rule for self-cleaning networks following the hypothesis of particle-related ...
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Singapore’s Smart Water Grid

Singapore’s Smart Water Grid More than 320 sensors installed island-wide in Singapore to constantly monitor the pressure, flow and quality of the water in our ...
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Abu Dhabi – ASR for secure drinking water supply

Abu Dhabi – ASR for secure drinking water supply Abu Dhabi (EAD) produces its drinking water from desalinated seawater from the Arabian Gulf. In case ...
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Falster Island counteracting salinization

Falster Island counteracting salinization The Marielyst area on the southern part of Falster Island is developed partly on land reclaimed in the nineteenth century, mainly ...
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ASR Coastal – irrigation water for greenhouses

ASR Coastal: Temporal storage and unmixed recovery of freshwater in brackish groundwater ASR Coastal makes it possible to store freshwater (harvested rainwater, reuse water) in ...
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Relevance of Trace Organic Substances in the Stormwater Runoff of Berlin

Relevance of Trace Organic Substances in the Stormwater Runoff of Berlin Rain water runoff is the largest untreated source of potentially high loads of trace ...
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Reverse QMRA to design monitoring after contamination event

Reverse QMRA to design monitoring after contamination event Bank filtration provides an excellent barrier against pathogens. However in this case contamination of the bank filtration ...
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El Port de la Selva: Water reuse via aquifer recharge

El Port de la Selva: Water reuse via aquifer recharge The DEMOWARE initiative is an FP7 EU research project which aims at demonstrating that water ...
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Waddinxveen – subsurface storage of stormwater

Waddinxveen Demonstration of temporary subsurface storage of stormwater. The Waddinxveen site (NL) is a polder located app.10-15 km NE of Rotterdam. The pilot will be ...
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CONCEPT CLEANTECH PLAYGROUND

Cleantech playground: Evaluating decentralized treatment systems

Cleantech playground: Evaluating decentralized treatment systems The Cleantech Playground (CTP) is a testing ground for innovative clean technologies in the Amsterdam city center which aims ...
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Network Flow Performance – PWN

Network Flow Performance - PWN Based on the supply patterns for different periods, the CFPD can characterise and quantify the demand changes and the changes ...
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City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh

City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh Population growth, urbanization, pollution, and climate change pose urgent water challenges in cities. The sustainability of integrated water resources management ...
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InSitrate: Mitigating nitrate polluted groundwater resources

InSitrate Groundwater constitutes one of the main resources of freshwater on our planet, providing useful functions and services to humans and the environment. In many ...
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Design rules for self-cleaning networks

Design rules for self-cleaning networks The Dutch water company Dunea is currently building self-cleaning networks. In the networks’ design, the company needs to estimate the ...
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Sustainable Airport Cities

Sustainable Airport Cities Schiphol Airport spread fertilizer granules on its grassland that were recovered from wastewater from the toilets from airplanes. The wastewater has been ...
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Modeling pesticide runoff from urban hard surfaces and urban areas

Modeling pesticide runoff from urban hard surfaces and urban areas Global urbanisation leads to worldwide increase of hard surfaces. Urban runoff can be a significant ...
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Innovative phosphorus recovery technologies

P-REX P-REX is a recently completed EU funded project demonstrating novel and current technical solutions for phosphorus recovery and recycling. Based on real operational data ...
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Designing targeted valve maintenance schemes

Designing targeted valve maintenance schemes KWR has used OptiValves in several European water distribution networks (e.g., those of Epal in Portugal, and Brabant Water and ...
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Freshmaker – Enlarging, protecting and utilizing freshwater lenses with horizontal wells

Freshmaker Enlarging, protecting and utilizing freshwater lenses with horizontal wells. The ‘Freshmaker’ uses one horizontal water well for infiltration and abstraction and is complemented by ...
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Tools

Groundwater Monitor
Clean Subsurface Reservoir Groundwater models versus time series Analysis: the Terwisscha Case Parameters and fluxes in hydrolic systems: bogs and pools as a case study
Water-use Info
Design rules for drinking water installations Design rules for self-cleaning networks
NOMatter
Fluidised ion exchange (FIX) to improve the source water quality Improving colour and taste of drinking water
Ecohydrological Stress
Ecohydrological impact assessment of climate change
Self Cleaning Network
Cutting costs while delivering top quality water Improve current design practices for water supply systems in Mexico
QMRA Treatment Calculator
Cleantech playground: Evaluating decentralized treatment systems Drinking water company uses surface water for the production of drinking water El Port de la Selva: Water reuse ...
Residual Cycle
Practicing sports on lime pellets
Clean Membrane
Use of air/water cleaning to control membrane fouling
ASR Performance Assessor
Suitability maps for South Holland
AbatES
More knowledge of possibly hazardous emerging contaminants
Network Flow Performance
Dealing with water losses in South Africa Network Flow Performance – Evides Network Flow Performance – PWN
OptiValves
Designing targeted valve maintenance schemes Improve the management of water system valves Improving valve inspection procedure
Chlorine Free
Chlorine-free water for all Dutch water companies