Sharing members’ tools in the Watershare Suite

Governments the world over bear the heavy responsibility of supplying their populations with safe drinking water and treating their sewerage and wastewater appropriately. Unfortunately, the water sectors charged with these tasks tend to be very fragmented. Watershare offers the tools for dealing with the increasingly large, complex and often global challenges facing the water sector today.

The Watershare concept is about the active sharing of water sector knowledge and experience. Tools are developed for the purpose of solving practical problems and then made available through the Watershare suite.

Watershare members (Gold and Platinum) can, under specific conditions, upload their own expert water-related tools in the Suite, thus making their knowledge available to other Watershare members. The Watershare members’ uploaded tools naturally must be accompanied by the necessary manuals, practice cases, training and references. Watershare members that upload a tool in the Suite will of course provide advice on its use if another Watershare member requests it. In this way, a true, two-way dynamic of knowledge sharing is created. Watershare network is made up of experts who provide and receive advice on the practical use of the tools a clear and sound foundation for collaboration.

"Vito is a proponent of the development of international knowledge networks and of tackling water sector problems with a collaborative, cross-border approach. When a research group is seeking a solution to a problem, it can search the knowledge network for a tool that might help.

Thanks to Watershare, it can get a more rapid, complete and clear picture of the existing tools. This helps us to better answer our research questions and those of our clients in Belgium."

Roger Dijkmans,  director Vito

Dr. Ing. Ulf Miehe, Prokurist, Fachgebietsleiter Wasser- und Abwassertechnologie, Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin

Dr. Thomas Pettersson, Director Drinking Water Research Centre,
Chalmers University of Technology