Watershare News

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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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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Photos annual Meeting Berlin

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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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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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