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

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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Dutch-Japanese workshop to share knowledge and practical experiences on smart water networks

On 5th October 2016 a Japanese delegation visited the KWR office in Nieuwegein for a workshop on Smart Metering and ICT use in drinking water systems. The workshop was initiated by Watershare members Japan Water Research Centre (JWRC) and KWR. ...
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See you at the Watershare stand (513)

For the third time, Watershare is taking part of the biennial IWA Congress & Exhibition. Watershare was launched at the 2012 IWA Congress in Busan, South Korea. Since then, Watershare has been present – in 2014 and now this year ...
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Launching the Subsurface Water Solutions Community of Practice

At the 2016 IWA Congress in Brisbane, Watershare will be launching the Subsurface Water Solutions Community of Practice. Several Watershare partners – including KIST (South Korea), Victoria (Mexico) and KWR – will collaborate in this community on innovative, practical concepts ...
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Visit Dr. Kangwoo Cho to KWR

Dr. Kangwoo of KIST visited KWR on the 22nd of August for a presentation of his research and discussion with KWR experts. Dr. Cho has previously won a prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Grant for the development of a wastewater ...
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Calendar

2016

9-14
OCTOBER

World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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7-9
NOVEMBER

CCWI conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10-11
NOVEMBER

Watershare Annual meeting 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Host: Daniel Hellström

24-25, 31
DECEMBER

December Holiday Season 2016 / 2017
Our offices are closed during holiday season

Application references

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh

City Blueprint Ho Chi Minh Population growth, urbanization, pollution, and climate change pose urgent water challenges in cities. In this study, the sustainability of integrated ...
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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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Dinteloord – ASR enables water reuse

Dinteloord Dinteloord, the Netherlands, is a 3 km2 greenhouse horticulture area under development, with a predicted high water demand which cannot be fully supplied by ...
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Thinking Water, Designing for the Future

JWRC cases Life expectancy data for different pipe materials JWRC has developed life expectancy data for different pipe materials. The graph shows the proportion of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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