ARCTIK SPRL (ARCTIK)
Arctik is a Brussels-based PR, communications and evaluation consultancy specialised in European affairs and sustainability. Arctik provides strategic and innovative communication solutions for the European institutions and other public actors, enabling them to communicate their messages efficiently, stimulate constructive dialogue and measure impact. Arctik works regularly with complex content tailored to specific audiences, including research and innovation projects under Horizon 2020.Contact person: Cédric Hananel Visit the website
Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB)
BWB is Europe’s largest integrated water utility. It is responsible for the drinking water supply and wastewater disposal of Berlin’s 3.5 million inhabitants. BWB and its predecessor organisations have been responsible for urban water supply and sanitation in Berlin for 150 years. Its research activity is structured along the water cycle and includes water and wastewater treatment, network modelling, hydraulic engineering and new technologies.Contact person: Regina Gnirss Visit the website
BIOFOS AS (BIOFOS)
Publicly owned BIOFOS is a non-profit utility that takes care of wastewater treatment in Copenhagen, Denmark. It treats the wastewater of 1.2 million people at three plants, two of which are located in Copenhagen and one in Hvidovre (Greater Copenhagen).
BIOFOS’ staff have more than 20 years of experience in the development of automation and digitisation. Moreover, the company has a long history in the use of data for flow prediction, modelling and online control.Contact person: Barbara Greenhill Visit the website
CAP Holding S.p.A. (CAP)
CAP is a large publicly owned company and is part of Gruppo CAP. It takes care of the integrated water service for the Greater Milan Area, which includes all of the municipalities in the territory of the former Milan Province, as well as some other municipalities in the neighbouring provinces. CAP’s services include: water supply, distribution, sewage and wastewater treatment.Contact person: Marco Bernardi Visit the website
DHI is an independent, international consulting and research organisation. It advances technological development, governance and competence in the fields of water, environment and health. DHI has comprehensive experience in: general coastal flooding, stormwater management, flood forecasting, climate change, real-time decision support.
DHI is one of the world’s leading software developers and consultancies in urban drainage and flood modelling.Contact person: Sten Lindberg Visit the website
Ecologic Institute GmbH (ECOL)
Ecologic Institute is an independent academic think tank for environmental research and policy analysis. Since its founding in 1995, Ecologic Institute has been dedicated to improving environmental policy, sustainable development and policy practice. Through findings and ideas, Ecologic Institute helps to mainstream environmental issues into other policy areas. It has offices in Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC, and has more than 100 employees from over 25 countries. Ecologic Institute has been involved in numerous Horizon 2020 and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) projects focusing on socioeconomic and policy aspects of innovations within the water sector.Contact person: Ulf Stein Visit the website
Fluidion SAS (FLUID)
Fluidion is a privately held French SME specialising in the development and commercialisation of innovative instrumentation for fluid sampling and analysis. Fluidion provides solutions for environmental monitoring and water quality applications, such as sample collection, chemical measurements and microbiological analysis.
Fluidion specifically addresses the pollution monitoring and water quality markets, from the urban setting (drinking water, rainwater and wastewater) to the natural environment (beach monitoring, stormwater, lakes, rivers, coastal waters and ocean waters), to large industrial sites (chemical facilities and ports, etc.)Contact person: Dan Angelescu Visit the website
French National Institute for Environmental and Agricultural Science and Research (IRSTEA)
Irstea (formerly Cemagref) is a policy-oriented research organisation with more than 1,200 employees and contract agents located in nine regional divisions in France. It has 14 research units and five joint research units focusing on responsible agriculture and sustainable land planning, water management and related risks, drought, floods, biodiversity, complex ecosystems, including their interrelation with human activities.
In the water department, social and physical scientists develop research on freshwater environments, water resources, infrastructures, policies and uses.Contact person: Gabrielle Bouleau Visit the website
Fundacio Institut Catala De Recerca De L’aigua (ICRA)
The Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) is an international multidisciplinary water research centre that aims to transfer knowledge to society and business networks on the integral water cycle, hydraulic resources, water quality and treatment technologies.
ICRA has nearly 90 full-time researchers, whose work relates to all aspects of water, particularly those associated with its rational use and the effects of human activity on hydraulic resources. ICRA’s strategic research plan is structured into three major areas of the water cycle resources and ecosystems, water quality and chemistry and technologies and evaluation.Contact person: Oriol Gutierrez Visit the website
iCatalist S.L. (ICA)
ICA specialises in knowledge brokerage and natural resource management. Its team bring expertise in three main areas policy evaluation, ecosystem services, water accounting, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, innovation support in public institutions in all areas related to governance, education and e-government in relation to socio-ecological systems (e.g. development of a Citizens’ Observatory for Floods).
Contact person: Bea Manuel
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IoTsens is a division of ADC Infraestructuras y Sistemas of Grupo Gimeno Holding Group, specialising in integral hardware and software solutions based on the Internet of Things. Grupo Gimeno is a diversified business holding company with a clear focus on the customer and R&D&I. It operates in sectors such as environmental management, the integral water cycle, port logistics and tourism and leisure, among others.Contact person: Amela Neus Visit the website
iPEK International GmbH (IPEK)
Over the last 30 years, iPEK has established itself as one of the leading global manufacturers of CCTV pipeline inspection systems. From its company sites in Hirschegg (Austria) and Sulzberg (Germany), iPEK’s 150 employees send its products to over 60 countries worldwide.Contact person: Victor Ferre Visit the website
Istituto Superiore Di Sanita (ISS)
Founded in 1934, the National Institute of Health (ISS) is the leading technical and scientific body of the Italian National Health Service, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. ISS’ research and control activities in the field of environmental health aim to protect human health through the definition and control of chemical and biological risks of environmental origin (water, air and soil).
In “Water and Health”, ISS takes on the different roles of scientific support to water access and supply performance, as well as quality management and decision making in prevention and emergencies.Contact person: Laura Achene Visit the website
Kando Environmental Services Ltd (KANDO)
KANDO was established in 2012 with the goal of leading a significant improvement in the quality of effluents discharged into the environment. The company specialises in developing end-to-end wastewater treatment solutions that combine expert service from dedicated professionals with game-changing hardware and software. The KANDO team is made up of 20 industry veterans in the areas of environmental engineering, chemical engineering, process engineering, project management and software development.Contact person: Ricardo Gilead Baibich Visit the website
Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin gGmbH (KWB)The Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB) is an international non-profit private research centre on urban water systems. Its shareholders are Berliner Wasserbetriebe, one of the largest water utilities in Germany, and the Technologiestiftung Berlin, a platform for technology development funded by the Senate of Berlin. The main mission of KWB consists of planning and executing R&D project, disseminating project results and organising conventions and symposia. KWB has about 30 full-time staff members. It is mainly active in projects related to water resource management and innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies.
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Founded in 2014, P4UW is a young Dutch research and consultancy company with a focus on urban water. It specialises in monitoring, data analysis and validation, system optimisation, asset management.
P4UW aims at bridging the gap between science and engineering by translating recent scientific developments into practical applications.Contact person: Remy Schilperoort Visit the website
SINTEF AS (SINTEF)
SINTEF is Scandinavia’s largest independent research organisation. It is a non-profit private research institute with about 2,000 employees performing contract research and development for industry and the public sector.
SINTEF has many years of comprehensive research experience in the fields of water and sanitation services, infrastructure asset management, risk management, cybersecurity, social science.Contact person: Mehdi Ahmadi Visit the website
Sofiyska Voda JSC (SV)
SV is the largest water utility company in Bulgaria and provides water and wastewater services to the Municipality of Sofia’s more than 1.4 million citizens. It has a staff of approximately 1,200 and is in charge of managing the whole water cycle: from the treatment and distribution of drinking water to the collection and treatment of wastewater for the city and its surrounding areas.Contact person: Valentina Dimova Visit the website
Sorbonne Université (SU)
As a research-intensive university, Sorbonne covers the entire range of humanities, medicine and science in pursuit of the humanist tradition that has been its hallmark since 1257.
The METIS research unit (UMR METIS 7619) forms part of the University’s Faculty of Science and Technology. Its 55 staff members include teachers, scientists and technicians, plus about 30 PhD and Master’s students and post-doctoral fellows.
METIS is also strongly involved in historical and prospective studies regarding hydrology, water quality and ecology and water governance.Contact person: Jean-Marie Mouchel Visit the website
Strane Innovation SAS (STRANE)
Strane is an SME start-up factory specialised in sustainable development (energy, water, transport, environment and smart systems). Founded in 2013 and with a workforce of 12, Strane creates independent start-up companies based on technologies proven at lab or pilot scale by assessing technologies and the market in detail, developing a complete business concept, managing the legal creation, entirely developing the start-up company (staffing, business development, management of operations, investor relations, company administration...).Contact person: Alexandre Bredimas Visit the website
Syndicat interdépartemental pour l’assainissement de l’agglomération parisienne (SIAAP)
SIAAP, Paris’ regional sanitation authority, is in charge of the final transport and treatment of the sewage produced by the French capital’s nine million inhabitants. Its mission is to provide the treatment of urban wastewater, whilst maintaining the good quality of the River Seine.Contact person: Jean-Pierre Tabuchi Visit the website
Università Degli Studi Di Milano (UNIMI)
UNIMI is a public, multidisciplinary teaching and research university. Within the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (DiSAA), teaching and research cover all of the classical and most advanced topics in agricultural and animal production and natural resource management. Water resources and watershed protection are active fields of activity within DiSAA. The university has extensive experience and skills on a wide range of topics, including mathematical modelling of the hydrological processes in the soil-vegetation system, vadose zone and groundwater, with the application of advanced monitoring techniques.Contact person: Claudio Gandolfi Visit the website
Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM)
UNIVPM currently coordinates three Horizon 2020 projects and manages more than 20, mainly in the fields of engineering, agriculture and life sciences. The core areas of expertise of the Laboratory of Chemical-Environmental and Sanitary Engineering at the Department of Material, Environmental and City Planning Science and Engineering (SIMAU) are sustainable urban water services and wastewater treatment.Contact person: Francesco Fatone Visit the website
Vragments GmbH (VRAG)
Vragments is a Berlin-based virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) studio. Founded in 2016, the company focuses on developing interactive VR and AR projects for clients and project partners such as Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, public national radio station Deutschlandfunk, France-based Euronews, The Centre for Investigative Reporting in San Francisco, and local companies in Berlin such as Technologiestiftung Berlin and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG). Vragments has also developed a VR platform called Fader, which allows storytellers with little or no programming skills to easily create interactive 360º experiences.Contact person: Stephan Gensch Visit the website
Advisory board members
Head of industry Development and Strategy, Water & Wastewater at Siemens - Germany
Christian Ziemer is in charge of the global Industry Development & Strategy for Water & Wastewater at Siemens AG / Process Industries & Drives Division.
Over several years he was responsible for international Sales and Strategy Consulting, Market Research and Business, and Account Development in the Water Wastewater market. He is in charge of new fields within the company such as digitalisation in the water & wastewater sector. C. Ziemer represents Siemens interests also in German and European Water & Wastewater associations (GWP, DWA & EWA).Contact Christian Ziemer
Director of the Centre for Research into Environment & Health and Professor of Environment and Health at Aberystwyth University - Britain
David Kay has acted as consultant and/or adviser on water quality and standards for recreational and drinking water to WHO, EU, USEPA, NERC, EPSRC, DEFRA, DWI, HPa, Scottish Government, Environment Agency, SEPA and WRc. He acts as specialist adviser to the House of Lords, European Communities Select Committee enquiry into the revision of the EU Bathing Water Directive and as consultant to EU-DGENV and WHO on revised standards for bathing waters world-wide and throughout the EU.Contact David Kay
Head of Smart Services at Aqualia - Spain
Eva Martinez is responsible for the Smart Services Area of the Innovation and Technology Department at Aqualia, where she coordinates R&D projects and is in charge of strategy and partnerships in Europe within the ICT and smart technologies in the water field. She represents Aqualia in leading networks such as SWAN or EIP Action Groups, and managed large projects such as FP7 and H2020 run4life project.Contact Eva Martinez
Silke has been involved in the development and coordination of international ICT research projects on Smart Cities, supporting cross-sectoral views, energy, mobility, eGovernment, administration and industry in the strategic implementation of interoperable Information and Communication solutions. For DWC, Silke will seek synergies with EIP-Smart Cites and Communities (EIP-SCC).Contact Fraunhofer FOKUS
Kari Elisabeth Fagernæs
Department head at the Agency for Water and Wastewater Services - EurEau - Norway
Kari Elisabeth Fagernæs has 25 years of expertise in ecological, social and economical aspects of resource management, program development and implementation and the communication with a broad spectrum of stakeholders. She has experience from several international teams with varied cultural backgrounds through assignments as Norway's representative in EurEau Commission 3, IWA, National expert, National Focal Point (EU research), Vice Chariman at GRID-Arendal and through international work in an NGO.Contact Kari Elisabeth Fagernæs
Programmes Manager at IWA - Netherlands
Katharine Cross has extensive experience in water resource management from global to local scale, with a background in engineering, development, governance and policy. She manages IWA’s strategic programmes, and she is the lead on IWA’s Basins of the Future including development of the Action Agenda for Basin-Connected Cities. She previously worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).Contact Katharine Cross
IBM's Worldwide Industry Leader – IoT for energy, environment & utilities - USA
Rebekah Eggers has responsibility for IBM's Global Water Business and is a trusted utility industry professional based in Los Angeles with a 15 year track record of strong solution leadership. She mobilizes the IBM global capabilities to create business value, leveraging experiences managing complex initiative design when operating in intense, results focused environments.
Rebekah is known for creating sustainable GTM and portfolio leadership for solutions that leverage data and analytics, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver customer satisfaction that enable high performance teams.Contact Rebekah Eggers