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.
CTM is a technologic centre (non-profit organization) with a mission to efficiently contribute to the improvement of competitiveness and the technological development of companies, by providing specialised services and carrying out R&D and IT projects in the fields of water and environmental technology among others.
With CTM joining the Watershare® family, there will be more options to apply the Watershare® tools in Spain and to develop other tools that are needed in southern Europe. One of the existing Watershare tools is the City Blueprint, where CTM is already actively involved in. CTM co-chairs the City Blueprint Action Group, one of the most active groups in the European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water). Until now baseline assessments have been carried out for 30 cities in 22 countries, mainly in Europe. The project will be highlighted in the Watershare® Business Forum next Wednesday in Lisbon.
CTM also coordinates the EU Horizon 2020 project BlueSCities: Blueprints for Smart Cities. The goal is to develop a coordinated approach to the integration of the water and waste sectors within the EIP Smart Cities and Communities.