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.



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





Grand CoP meeting during AIWW in Amsterdam
During this meeting, all five CoPs will meet in one and the same place in order to facilitate interactions. The objective of the meeting is to present latest developments and success stories and to identify and elaborate future opportunities for new tools, events and projects.

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CoP related AIWW sessions in Amsterdam
Many CoP members have prepared contributions to case-sessions and solutions workshops in the conference programme. Moreover, several of the conference’s case-sessions and solutions workshops are directly related to the Watershare CoPs.


CoP launches on Aquatech Trade Fair in Amsterdam
The launch of three Watershare Communities of Practice at the Netherlands Pavilion of the Aquatech Amsterdam trade exhibition: the Resilient Urban Water Management, Future-Proof Water Infrastructure and Resource Recovery & Upcycling CoPs will be officially launched.



Design rules for drinking water installations Design rules for self-cleaning networks
Use of air/water cleaning to control membrane fouling
More knowledge of possibly hazardous emerging contaminants
Designing targeted valve maintenance schemes Improve the management of water system valves Improving valve inspection procedure
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 ...