Newest Watershare Regional Hub for the Lower Danube River Basin holds first webinar during AquaCircular Conference 2021

The transition towards a Circular Economy (CE) plays a significant role towards socio-economic and environmental improvements. For East Europe, demonstrating the application of CE principles though practical cases (e.g., from EU funded projects) can be an inspiration to build a culture of sustainability and develop appropriate business models adapted to …

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Watershare’s ‘new’ Vision and Purpose

On June 24, 2021, Watershare members met to co-define the way of working as a community. Based on an earlier brainstorm session, members redefined and agreed on a common purpose and vision. In addition, members expressed their ambition to contribute to SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation for all).

Members …

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With an eye on the whole world, AySA, launched its export platform

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Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA) launched AySA al Mundo, the company’s export platform. It did so through the International Technological Supply Workshops organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship. The event was entitled “Management of Water and Sanitation Systems Approach”.

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Watershare Interviews – Rupali Deshmukh introduces IVL Sweden

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has a broad environmental profile. We combine applied research and development in close collaboration with industry and public partners and serve customers from all over the world. We undertake project management consultancy, research projects and …

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Kick off Regional Hub

The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean Regional Hub of Watershare hosted a webinar on Monday, 22 March 2021 to kick off the Regional Hub and to extend an invitation to all regional stakeholders to participate in this new effort of Watershare and CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology in …

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Infographic COVID-19 Wastewater Surveillance in South African communities

WRC is pleased to share its latest infographic presenting a compendium of various studies in a report titled, “A Compendium of emerging South African testing methodologies for detecting of SARS-COV 2 RNA in wastewater surveillance”.  The studies emanate from contributions made by several research initiatives, individuals, academics, and practitioners in …

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Call for Applications for the 1st SADC WEF Nexus Winter School

Achieving water, energy and food (WEF) securities is a priority for southern Africa, especially under unfavourable climate change, increasing urbanisation, population growth, and advanced ecosystems degradation. To this end,  a collaborative and inclusive approach between the three sectors is essential. The WEF Nexus Winter School is a capacity-building initiative that …

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Harry Seah (PUB) has received the KWR Honorary Fellowship Award

We are proud to share that Harry Seah, PUB Deputy Chief Executive (Operations), has received the KWR Honorary Fellow 2019 for his contribution to driving international collaboration in water science and management. The Honorary Fellowship Award was officially conferred to Mr Seah by Prof. Dragan Savić, CEO of KWR Water …

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The Many Futures of Water: Water on the Stock Exchange

By Gonzalo MESCHENGIESER, AySA

In December 2020, many newspapers worldwide reported a news item related to water: Water is now listed on the stock exchange. An unprecedented fact that surprised us as it comes to one of the essential elements for life. The news opens a debate on a global …

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How to Effectively Communicate Science during a Public Health Crisis

Watershare member KWR published a practical guidance report last year on “Guiding Principles for Effective Communication during a Public Health Crisis”. KWR Researchers Lisa Andrews, Stijn Brouwer, Caro Mooren and Stefania Munaretto compiled the latest research on science and crisis communication to develop a set of key guiding principles for …

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Interview Rinske Potjewijd

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

Since May 2020, I am a senior communications consultant at KWR. My background is in food chemistry and microbiology studied at the University of Wageningen. Over the past 25 years, I have been active in market and business development in …

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Summary of the Annual Watershare Meeting

During the Annual Meeting hosted on December 14th, 2020, 30 individual Watershare members from 18 of our member institutions and utilities came together online to 1) review 2020’s achievements as an international water sector community, 2) to define action for 2021, as well as to 3) discuss key strategic areas, …

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Value of being part of Watershare – by Diam (Oman)

‘We value the opportunity to be part of Watershare’ says Saud Al Nadabi, from Diam (Oman)

Can you please introduce your organization and field of expertise?

Diam – The Public Authority for Water is the regulator for the water sector in Oman. Besides, Diam is also a direct water service …

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The Governance Capacity Framework applied in Naivasha, Kenya

One of the tools within the City Blueprint Approach is the Governance Capacity Framework (GCF) that focuses on five water-related challenges: 1) flood risk, 2) water scarcity, 3) urban heat islands, 4) wastewater treatment, and 5) solid waste treatment. These are amongst the most recurring issues that will steadily increase …

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Patrick Reed tells us more about Cornell University

Patrick Reed from Cornell University

I am Patrick M. Reed, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA. Cornell University is a large public and private university that is active across sectors, scales, and interests in water research. Within Cornell, my …

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Which opportunities does CERIDES see as a Watershare member?

George Boustras from CERIDES

George Boustras from CERIDES, Cyprus tells us what their ambitions are for Watershare.

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

Our research at CERIDES – Excellence in Innovation and Technology- revolves around the development, use, and evaluation of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure, assess, manage, and …

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SETAC 2021 (online) – Session on The role of sewage surveillance in living with Covid-19: from wastewater data to public health decisions

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, sewage surveillance to monitor the circulation of SARS-CoV-2 at the population level has been implemented in an increasing number of countries and cities across the globe.

In this dedicated session we will discuss topics such a:

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Watershare Webinars – Sept-October 2020 – COVID19

Webinar Covid-19

This week, Watershare hosted 3 webinars focusing on sewage surveillance from three different regions of the globe; Latin America, the Middle East and Southern Africa.

1. COVID19: Where are we now and how utilities can move beyond the coronavirus – A Latin America Focus

During this webinar, Alejandro Barrio, Director …

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Hackathon “Water Challenges 2020” organised by AySA

Are you committed to the world of water and sanitation and do you have knowledge of or experience in technology, entrepreneurship, diversity or care for the environment? Then make sure to join the Hackathon “Water Challenges 2020”, the first initiative of the AySA Link Innovation HUB and supported by prestigious …

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Upcoming COVID19 webinars

Webinar COVID19: Where are we now and how utilities can move beyond the coronavirus – A Latin America Focus

Watershare is organising 3 webinars in the coming weeks on the topic of COVID19 and sewage surveillance, with expertise and local practices shared by our international members from South Africa, Argentina and Oman.

Read more about the webinars below, registration coming soon – stay tuned!

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What does Dalian University bring to Watershare?

Dalian University

Haixing Liu from Dalian University, China tells us what their ambitions are for Watershare.

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

I am working at the Faculty of Hydraulic Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China. My expertise encompasses Water distribution system, urban water resources, and smart water …

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Which opportunities does Eurecat see as a Watershare member?

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

Eurecat is The Technology Centre of Catalonia (Spain) providing applied research and innovative technology. We assist companies with solutions that fulfil their need for  innovations while driving and enhancing their competitive edge. Eurecat covers the natural bridge between the world …

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What does Japan Water Research Center bring to Watershare?

Can you please introduce your organisation and field of expertise?

Japan Water Research Center (JWRC) is a non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and solution of essential needs and challenges surrounding drinking water supply in Japan. JWRC was established in 1988 to improve public health through collaborative efforts with …

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What is SIM4Nexus?

What if you had the power to create integrated policies on the most pressing societal issues? What about unearthing these policies and their interlinkages to one another, illustrating their potential short and long-term effects? An ideal world, right? SIM4NEXUS can get you one step closer to these goals.

SIM4NEXUS is …

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Watershare at the Risk Forum in Nicosia

The CERIDES Centre of Excellence at the European University of Cyprus, a Watershare member, organised the annual international Risk Forum event on 21 and 22 November 2019. On the first day, scientific experts, utilities, first responders, and public administrators presented and discussed advances and challenges related to climate change and …

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European project on wastewater-based epidemiology EuSeME started

Within Watershare, we develop new insights and technologies to quantify the occurrence, the sources, the behavior and the risks of emerging compounds in the water cycle. EuSeME (Europe-wide Sewage analysis to Monitor Emerging drug problems) is a project funded by the European Union’s Justice Programme’s Drugs Policy Initiatives. EuSeME aims …

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Tsinghua University is Watershare’s newest member

The Chinese Tsinghua University has joined Watershare through the School of Environment (SOE). As one of the earliest Chinese institutions dedicated to environmental higher education and research, the School of Environment of Tsinghua University is pledged to the development of sustainable solutions that allows minimizing the impact of human activities …

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Webinar: Microplastics in the aquatic environment

Wednesday 18 December 2019, 09:00-10:00am CET

Over the decades, the issue of plastic pollution in the aquatic environment has become increasingly apparent. In particular the consequences of larger plastic particles for marine life have very vividly shown the impact on (marine) lifeforms. On the other hand, the impact of plastic …

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You are welcome at KWR’s booth at the Aquatech

The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) and the Aquatech take place from 4 through to 8 November. During that week, under the main theme of ‘Implementation of Integrated Solutions by Cities, Industries, Utilities and Financiers’, the focus will be on the energy transition and resource recovery, integrated water and resource …

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New Watershare member: European University of Cyprus

The European University Cyprus has joined Watershare through CERIDES (Centre for Risk and Decision Sciences), its cross-disciplinary and cross-school Centre of Excellence. The European University Cyprus, located in Nicosia, is the oldest institution of higher education in Cyprus, and, since 2015, the only Microsoft Innovation Centre in the country. CERIDES …

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HighCon receives IWA Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award for closed loop industrial wastewater systems

The International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019 has been awarded to a consortium of the Technische Universität Berlin, DECHEMA, the DVGW-Forschungsstelle am EBI des KIT, Fraunhofer ISE, WEHRLE Umwelt GmbH, DEUKUM GmbH, SolarSpring GmbH, and Terrawater GmbH for their inspired project “HighCon – Resource recovery …

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MGB Victoria and KWR with Watershare at Aquatech Mexico 2019

After the successful attendance of Watershare partners MGB Victoria and KWR at Aquatech Mexico last year, the two organisations had an even bigger booth at the Holland pavilion at this year’s event. Aquatech Mexico is the largest water technology exhibition in Mexico, attracting many people from different parts of the …

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Watershare Annual Meeting 2019

The Watershare General Assembly  (GA) Annual Meeting was held in Yokohama on 12 July 2019, back-to-back with the 11th International Symposium on Water Supply Technology. The GA was attended by representatives from JWRC, KWR, KIST, PUB and WRC, and kindly hosted by JWRC.

The following items were presented and discussed …

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Dalian University of Technology new Watershare member

Dalian University of Technology has joined Watershare. Dalian University of Technology has developed into a multiple-disciplinary university of science and technology, covering natural sciences, economics, sciences of management, social sciences and applied liberal arts, with the science and engineering sectors remaining its major fields of devotion. The university is located …

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Cranfield University new Watershare member

Cranfield University has joined Watershare. With this, Watershare expands its collaboration with a strong knowledge partner in the field of water sciences. Cranfield is a postgraduate British university, with world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and industry partnerships in technology and management research. Cranfield Water Science Institute specializes in water and wastewater …

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Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia new Watershare Programme Director

Lydia S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia will be the new Programme Director of Watershare, succeeding Theo van den Hoven, who has retired after 37 years at KWR. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia has an engineering background, with expertise and research interests focused mainly on computational modelling and hydroinformatics across a wide range of subjects: Water Supply and …

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Data-driven, sustainable drinking water provision in Mexico

On 20 May, the water utility SAPAZA, the municipality of Zapotlán El Grande and MGB Victoria from Mexico, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water, Dareius and KWR signed a collaboration agreement in the area of urban water. The occasion was attended by a Mexican delegation – comprising representatives from several municipalities and …

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AgriAs project on arsenic contamination concluded

The European AgriAs project investigated the presence of arsenic in European agricultural soils and water, the most significant exposure pathways for the European population, and strategies for sustainable arsenic management. The final project workshop was held in Oulanka, a town in Finnish Lapland, where all the project partners gathered from …

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Enough water and dry feet in the city

With summer in view, many people are wondering whether it will be as hot and dry as last year. And what about those cloudbursts – can our drains cope or will the streets soon be flooded on a regular basis? Cities around the world are facing major challenges. Within 40 …

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Smart-water bridge between Korea and the Netherlands

On Friday, 25 January, a Korean delegation visited KWR to share knowledge about smart water, which is an important topic in Watershare’s Future-Proof Water Infrastructures (FPWI) Community of Practice. The delegation consisted of Professor Jayong Koo of the University of Seoul, Professor Jinkeun Kim of Jeju National University, and Professor …

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Meeting the Greek Water Sector

To further strengthen the ties with the water sector in Greece, a workshop took place on 31 October prior to the Watershare Annual Meeting. In the workshop the water utilities from Athens (EYDAP) and Thessaloniki (EYATH), the Office of Urban Resilience of the city of Athens and NTUA presented the …

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Athens Annual Meeting: the agreements

An overview of the agreements we reached with each other in Athens is shown below. Please contact Watershare’s director, Theo van den Hoven, if you would like more information.

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Annual Meeting Athens: follow-up on Tokyo initiatives

At the Annual Meeting members looked back at the developments this year, including the new members, tools and projects. In addition, we further elaborated the plans we made during the IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo. These mean that Watershare members will focus on emerging substances, resilient urban water management …

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Watershare meets Japanese water supply sector

In the evening of 19 September, during the IWA congress in Tokyo, JWRC (Japan Water Research Center) and KWR organised a side event for Japanese drinking water utilities and international Watershare partners. JWRC has been a Watershare partner since 2016.  Managers and experts of four large water utilities in Japan …

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It happened at IWA Tokyo

When we look back a few years from now, maybe we will all say that ‘it happened in Tokyo’. Over the past years the Watershare platform has gradually moved in the right direction, with members increasingly participating in knowledge sharing, tool development and the set up and execution of joint …

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Workshop Handling Emerging Substances in the Urban Watercycle

On Monday 17 September, Watershare members organized the workshop ‘Handling Emerging Substances in the Urban Watercycle’ on the IWA World Water Congress 2018 in Tokyo. The space reserved for the workshop at the congress filled up quickly with policy people, researchers, water sector operators and others. After an introduction by …

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Enabling water in the circular economy

The water sector is making great efforts to become more sustainable. This was evident in the numerous presentations, sessions and posters dedicated to the topic at IWA Tokyo. Now it is time for the water sector to take the next step and become part of the transition towards the circular …

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Watershare workshop on subsurface water storage and water reuse

“Managed Aquifer Recharge schemes may boom if we reduce the uncertainty in effects on water quality,” said prof. Paul Jeffrey, winner of the 2018 IWA Project Innovation Award. Quicker and better water quality predictions will not only help utilities in developing reuse schemes, it will also help decision makers in …

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New project initiatives at Watershare Breakfast Meeting in Tokyo

During a lively breakfast meeting in the context of IWA Tokyo, Watershare members developed three new areas for future collaboration: emerging substances, future-proof water infrastructures and resilient urban water systems. These initiatives follow up on successful recent Watershare joint initiatives which members shared during the meeting.

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Welcome to our two new members

Watershare welcomed its two new members – AySA from Argentina and DIAM from Oman – during a lunch session at its stand at the IWA World Water Congress. The two water utilities are strongly driven by innovation and the implementation of new techniques.

Said Al-Busaidi of DIAM, the Public Authority …

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Complete programme with members’ contributions

It’s my pleasure to inform you that Watershare will be well represented in Tokyo. Many members will be present and will contribute to Watershare workshops and presentations in the congress programme.

Three different workshops are dedicated to different Watershare themes. On Monday we start off with a Watershare workshop on …

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Interesting side-events

You’ll also find in the programme a number of side-events organised by Watershare, like the Watershare meeting for all members and the meeting titled ‘Watershare meets Japanese Water Sector’, which we’re organising jointly with JWRC.

The Watershare meeting on Tuesday morning, 18 September (8.30 – 10.15), is for all member …

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Consider the Watershare stand your home

We are currently busy working on the details of the Watershare stand. Our stand number is 15. We of course want to use the Watershare stand to showcase our activities. But, most of all, we want to create a home base for all our members. You can go there to …

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IWA Tokyo 2018: key event for Watershare

On 16-21 September the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Tokyo. Watershare will be present on that important international podium of the water sector.

In 2012 we launched Watershare at the IWA Congress & Exhibition in Busan, South Korea. In 2014, Watershare was principal sponsor of …

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In-house workshop introduces Diam to Watershare

On 29 April a workshop took place at the office of Diam, the Public Authority for Electricity & Water of Oman, to introduce its staff members to Watershare and to explore options for collaboration in the platform. As a recently welcomed member, Diam is keen to interact with Watershare members …

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Buenos Aires water company AySA joins Watershare

AySA, the water company of Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, became a Watershare member on Wednesday, 25 April. Now the consortium of water companies and water research organisations numbers 21 members, who share knowledge to jointly harness worldwide expertise in drinking water and wastewater when tackling local water challenges. The Watershare …

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Three Watershare communities launched

Three Watershare communities launched

On 1 November 2017, three Watershare Communities of Practice (CoPs) were launched in the Netherlands Pavilion at Aquatech Amsterdam: the CoPs for Future-Proof Water Infrastructures, Resilient Urban Water Management and Resource Recovery & Upcycling. Watershare now has five official communities, in which knowledge institutes and end-users from all over the …

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Watershare events in South Africa, a short impression

From 15 to 18 September Watershare members met in South Africa for the Annual Meeting and a series of connected events. These events included a meeting with WRC staff and participation at the WRC ‘Water Research and Innovation Symposium’, through a panel discussion and a dedicated Watershare session.

WRC

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Short impressions of the Porto Water Innovation Week

Kees van Leeuwen and Stef Koop of KWR about their visit to Porto for Watershare.

Four busy days in Porto and ….with tempting weather outside. First of all compliments to the EIP secretariat and the city of Porto to turn this into such a nice event. With 1700 (!) registered …

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Comparing City Blueprints of megacities

Recently the results of the City Blueprint analysis of Seoul were presented to colleagues in both the Seoul City government and the Seoul Water Institute. The experts involved were Dr. Jeryang Park, Assistant Professor at the School of Urban & Civil Engineering of Hongik University, Dr.  Seockheon Lee of KIST …

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Korean consortium wins IWA Award for Best Practices on Resource Recovery

Partnered with Watershare, the International Water Association’s (IWA) Resource Recovery Cluster has concluded the IWA Award for Best Practice on Resource Recovery from Water on 7 August 2017. The consortium of technology provider POSCO Engineering and Construction together with Korea Environment Corporation (K-eco) and Anyang City, has won the prestigious …

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Chinese Pome Technology joins Watershare

On 7 July 2017, Pome Technology, which is based in the Chinese province of Jilin, became a member of Watershare, a consortium of renowned water research organisations whose ambition is to apply worldwide expertise to local water challenges. During a meeting at KWR in Nieuwegein, Pome Technology’s Chief Technology Officer, …

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17 September 2017: Watershare Annual Meeting

At the last Watershare Annual Meeting in Stockholm, the Water Research Commission (WRC) of South Africa kindly offered to organise the 2017 event. The 2017 Watershare Annual Meeting will therefore take place on 17 September in Pretoria, South Africa, and all Watershare members are invited.  It will offer Watershare members …

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Watershare CoPs will meet at the Amsterdam International Water Week

The Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) is the international platform for new alliances and fresh ideas: connecting industry, science, business, policy and technology. This year the AIWW will take place from 30 October to 3 November.

Detailed information about the activities at the AIWW can be found at http://internationalwaterweek.com/. Challenging …

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Governance Capacity Analysis to address water challenges

How to address our water, waste and climate challenges? Climate change and urban growth are making this question increasingly important. Despite the numerous solutions available, many cities and organisations have yet to find a good answer to the question. The application of the available technologies and knowledge is inhibited by …

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Future-Proof Water Infrastructure CoP working on PIPE-Works update

Last month the work on the beta version of the PIPE-Works Inspection Technologies knowledgebase module was completed within the Future-Proof Water Infrastructure Community of Practice (FPWI CoP). The CoP would like to thank all Watershare partners and associated water companies who contributed to this successful effort. It is important however …

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Watershare tool City Blueprint in Urban Water Atlas

In April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe, a complete panorama of water management in European cities. In the atlas you can find City Blueprints of more than 40 municipalities and regions. The City Blueprint, developed by KWR, is one of the first and most …

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KIST and end-user Seoul Water Institute active in Watershare

Watershare partner KIST organized the 3rd Asian Symposium on Water Reuse on the 25th and 26th of April 2017 in Seoul. The chairs of the symposium were Prof. Seockheon Lee (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea), Prof. Hiroaki Tanaka (Kyoto University, Japan) and Prof. Hong-Ying Hu (Tsinghua University, China). …

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Watershare CoP Emerging Substances met in Berlin

A second meeting  of the Emerging Substances (ES) CoP, which was kindly hosted by Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB), was held in Berlin on  27  March 2017. The meeting was attended by nine members of the ES CoP. “The Wasser Berlin meeting was a great opportunity for me to meet and …

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18 months SUBSOL, preliminary evaluation of project results

Watershare members NTUA and KWR are participating in the EU Horizon2020-funded SUBSOL project (bringing Subsurface Water Solutions to market). SUBSOL is a three-year project that started in 2015. The consortium partners marked the first 18 months of SUBSOL during their Project Steering Board meeting in Copenhagen on 6 and 7 …

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More robust Watershare tool suite put into operation

Over the last few months it has become apparent that a number of the Watershare tools have begun to fail, with users reporting that they were unable to launch specific tools or that the tools failed during use.  Following analysis, it was discovered that the mechanism employed by each Watershare …

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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 place at the Swedish Water Innovation Center, the Swedish Environmental …

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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 Swedish water sector, developments for Watershare in 2016, pitches from …

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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, which made quite an impression to the booth’s many visitors. …

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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 this community on innovative, practical concepts for advanced freshwater management, …

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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 – with its own stand, in its recognisable green-white house …

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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 for advanced freshwater management in coastal areas, with the objective …

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KWB and CTM attend workshop on Groundwater Monitor

Hella Schwarzmüller (KWB) and Irene Jubany i Güell (CTM) attended the first Watershare® Groundwater Monitor workshop, organized by Jos van Asmuth (KWR). During the two day workshop detailed insight was given in the functioning of the Groundwater Monitor tool, the scientific background and the opportunities for application in projects.

The …

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New Watershare member, Japan Water Research Center, Japan

Japan Water Research Center president prof. dr. Shinichiro Ohgaki and KWR CEO Wim van Vierssen have signed the Watershare membership agreement. With its Silver membership Japan Water Research Center (JWRC) enters the Watershare community.

Watershare membership

As President of JWRC, professor Ohgaki says that he’s very pleased JWRC joins Watershare …

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Workshop on Groundwater Monitor in Flanders

Hosted by VITO in Antwerp, Jos von Asmuth (KWR) organised a second workshop on the Groundwater Monitor tool for Watershare members VITO, VLM and De Watergroep in Flanders or Flemish-speaking Belgium. Whereas the workshop in April focused on introducing the tool to KWB and CTM, participants at the workshop in …

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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 treatment system that incorporates an electrolysis cell for on-site wastewater …

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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 treatment system that incorporates an electrolysis cell for on-site wastewater …

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Workshop on Groundwater Monitor in Flanders

Hosted by VITO in Antwerp, Jos von Asmuth (KWR) organised a second workshop on the Groundwater Monitor tool for Watershare members VITO, VLM and De Watergroep in Flanders or Flemish-speaking Belgium. Whereas the workshop in April focused on introducing the tool to KWB and CTM, participants at the workshop in …

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KWB and CTM attend workshop on Groundwater Monitor

Hella Schwarzmüller (KWB) and Irene Jubany i Güell (CTM) attended the first Watershare® Groundwater Monitor workshop, organized by Jos van Asmuth (KWR). During the two day workshop detailed insight was given in the functioning of the Groundwater Monitor tool, the scientific background and the opportunities for application in projects.…

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KIST and KWR collaborate on ASR in saline aquifers

To follow up collaboration within Watershare® Pieter Stuyfzand and Gerard van den Berg of KWR visited the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) in Seoul. March 22 KWR participated in a dedicated workshop on aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) application in saline aquifers.…

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New Watershare member: Victoria, Mexico

Victoria Director Raúl Mejorada González and KWR CEO Wim van Vierssen have signed the Watershare membership agreement. With its Silver membership Victoria again strengthens its ties with KWR (dating from when KWR was Kiwa), and now also with other Watershare partners. ‘We look forward to collaborating with Victoria, sharing knowledge …

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Reststoffenunie, Waternet and partners win IWA-KWR Award

RESOURCE RECOVERY CLUSTER: BEST PRACTICE AWARD 

Chainpartners Reststoffenunie, Waternet, Ardagh Glass and Desso have won the prestigious biennial IWA-KWR Award for Best Practice on Resource Recovery from Water for the valorisation and high-value application of calcite pellets. The pellets are released during the drinking water softening process. The chairman of …

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15th Watershare® member: WRC South Africa

The South African Water Research Commission CEO, Dhesigen Naidoo, and his counterpart at KWR CEO Wim van Vierssen, today signed the Watershare® partnership agreement during the official signing ceremony of the Dutch Trade Mission in Johannesburg, South Africa.…

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The development of UWOT

Dr Vangelis Rozos, senior researcher in the Department of Water Resources & Environmental Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and Associate Editor of Hydrological Sciences Journal has visited KWR this week. …

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io Solutions silver member Watershare®

io Solutions silver member Watershare

io Environmental Solutions R&D CI at Istanbul Turkey has just become Silver Member of the Watershare® family. The agreement was signed today by managing partner and ITU professor dr. Erdem Görgün and KWR CEO prof.dr. Wim van Vierssen. KWR is founding father of Watershare®.…

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Wasser Berlin International, March 24 – 27, 2015

Wasser Berlin International is a capital goods trade fair and congress with a clearly defined profile and focus on water and wastewater, which is conducted every two years in the German capital. The integrated congress and trade fair provides a coherent answer to the technically advanced exhibition themes in the …

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Shared access adds value to research on critical valves

German research centre Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin (KWB) has taken a step towards helping improve the management of water system valves in the country following the launch of a study with a small municipality to use a tool originally developed in the Netherlands. The tool is Called OptiValves, which, as its …

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Watershare®: Newsletter October 2014

October 2014

A very good IWA Congress for Watershare®

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2014 in Lisbon was a big success for Watershare®. We took the opportunity of our principal sponsorship of the event, to again present Watershare® in a striking fashion to the international water community. Watershare® …

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VITO enjoys the benefits of Watershare®

VITO, as independent research organization provides innovative solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support to strengthen the economy and a better quality of life. VITO’s goal is to develop innovation into business opportunities.…

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CTM new member of Watershare

Fundació CTM Centre Tecnològic at Manresa, Spain, has just become member of the Watershare family. The agreement was signed today by CTM and KWR, founding father of Watershare®, at the IWA World Water Conference in Lisbon.…

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Demonstration knowledge Watershare Tools

KWR expert Jan Vreeburg applied the knowledge behind the Watershare® Self-Cleaning Network, OptiValves and Network Flow Performance tools at PUB and demonstrated in the analysis of a realistic event in the distribution network.…

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Watershare: New Tools, New site, Newsletter

Logging into the new Watershare® site

To login to the new Watershare® site you need to reset your password; because your password is secured we cannot reset it for you. Resetting your password is easy to do.

Go to www.watershare.eu and click top-right on “Sign in to Watershare®”. Enter your …

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