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Acciona Agua

Acciona Agua is a leader in the water treatment sector with the ability to design, construct and operate drinking water treatment plants, residual purification plants, tertiary treatment plants for re-use and reverse-osmosis desalination plants. Acciona Agua is committed to innovation and the application of the latest technologies, together with ensuring water quality in the different areas of activity.

The different sections of Acciona Agua, manage end-to-end services covering every stage in the water treatment process: we make water fit for human consumption, deliver it to the population and purify urban and industrial wastewater, with direct billing to end-users. Acciona Agua concentrates on water treatment and reverse osmosis desalination, a technology in which it is the world leader.

Acciona Agua is a partner in Smart Water 4 Europe.


Centre for Biomimetic Sensor Science – Nanyang Technological University

The Center for Biomimetic Sensor Science (CBSS) is an international operation where excellences from Austria, Sweden and Singapore are working jointly on the development of the next generation biosensors. Biomimetic concepts in conjunction with recent advances in biomolecular- and nanoscience will form the platform to exploit new technology for biomedical, environmental and industrial applications.

CBSS is focuses on combining state of the art synthetic protocols with lipid/polymeric membrane technology for the detection of biomarkers for cancer and infectious diseases and toxins. The center is also investigating optical and electrical transduction mechanisms.

KWR Watercycle Research Institute

KWR Watercycle Research Institute is the leading Dutch research and technology institute on water, waste water, and related ecological and environmental aspects. KWR Watercycle Research Institute co-ordinates the Dutch and European research agendas and maintains close links and co-operation with many respected knowledge partners worldwide.

KWR Watercycle Research Institute has established its current excellent international reputation by continuously delivering high-quality research results. KWR Watercycle Research Institute employs over 150 highly educated and experienced water technology professionals and has a turnover of €16 mln.


Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology

MESA+ is one of the world's largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it's the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.

The MESA+ lab facilities play a crucial role in the MESA+ research programs as well as in the commercialization strategy.

Netherlands Water Partnership

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) unites the Dutch water sector. The partnership, consisting of members from private companies, government, knowledge institutes and NGOs, acts as a centre of information on water expertise, policy developments and market opportunities.

But NWP is more than an information source, the organisation also initiates, coordinates and executes projects for its members, such as trade missions, exhibitions and conferences.


Philips Research

Philips Research is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people's lives. We provide technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed – first-of-a-kind product development.

Putting people at the center. We believe that every innovation should start with an insight into people's needs, desires and aspirations. We make a point of understanding what drives them, the dilemmas they face, and how we can help them in the best possible way.


Public Utilities Board

PUB is a statutory board under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. It is the water agency that manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment and sewerage in an integrated way. PUB won the 2007 Stockholm Industry Water Award and was named Water Agency of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2006.

PUB's motto is "Water for All: Conserve, Value, Enjoy." PUB has ensured a diversified and sustainable supply of water for Singapore with the Four National Taps (local catchment water, imported water, NEWater, desalinated water).

To provide water for all, PUB calls on all Singaporeans to play their part to conserve water, keep the water catchments and waterways clean and build a relationship with water so they can enjoy their water resources. That way there is enough water for all uses – for industry, for living, for life.



The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a recognised leading centre of expertise in the fields of health, nutrition and environmental protection. We work mainly for the Dutch government. We also share our knowledge with governments and supranational bodies around the world.

The results of our research, monitoring, modelling and risk assessment are used to underpin policy on public health, food, safety and the environment. We employ over 1500 employees, many of whom work in multidisciplinary fields.

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is one of the four national security laboratories of the United States and is involved in a variety of research and development programs to help secure a peaceful and free world through technology. The New Mexico branch employs 6,600 highly educated professionals, the California branch employs 600.

Sandia develops technologies to sustain, modernize and protect infrastructure (energy and water supply), to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and to defend against terrorism. Sandia has launched the Sandia Water Initiative.


Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology

The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) develops high value manufacturing technology and human capital to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore's manufacturing industry. It is a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR).

SIMTech has completed projects for companies, big and small, in the electronics, semiconductor, precision engineering, medical technology, aerospace, automotive, marine, logistics and other sectors.


Suez Environnement

Is a French-based utility company which operates largely in the water distribution and wastewater treatment industries, and in the waste management industry. The company has its head office in the 8th arrondissement of Paris and the group helped provide 97 million people with drinking water and 66 million people benefit from its sanitation services.

The water business expertise of Suez Environnement and its subsidiaries is recognised world-wide. Thanks to its mastery of the entire water cycle, the group provides innovative solutions to millions of individual and industrial customers. The company organises its activities around a number of themes, the provision of water to those without access, the distribution of water from alternative sources.


Smart Water Networks Forum

The Smart Water Network (SWAN) is the collection of data-driven components helping to operate the data-less physical layer of pipes, pumps, reservoirs and valves. Water utilities are gradually deploying more data-enabled components. It's up to us to make the most out of them, by turning the discrete elements into a cohesive 'overlay network'.

Collecting and using comprehensive data about water network operations offers the promise of better operations through better knowledge and tighter control of the network's extensive and complex assets. The water industry is not traditionally a fast-moving early adopter of such solutions, but it is rapidly adjusting to this new necessity.


Thames Water

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company. Our mission is to provide the essential service that's at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment. Each day we take millions of litres of water from the environment to provide drinking water to our customers, and then return treated wastewater to rivers and streams. We aim to do this in the most sustainable and responsible way.

For 9 million customers across London and the Thames Valley, Thames Water operates 100 water treatment works, 30 raw water reservoirs and 235 clean water service reservoirs to supply high quality drinking. Furthermore, we operate 67000 miles of sewers and 350 sewerage works to remove and treat more than 4 billion litres of sewage for 15 million customers.

Thames Water is a partner in Smart Water 4 Europe.

Université Lille 1

Lille 1 is one of the leading science universities in France. With participation in high profile research programs, Lille1 University is a scientific and technological hub of international dimension.

Lille 1 leads in international research with 60 projects financed within the European Framework Programme and 18 within INTERREG III. 8 European or International laboratories, about 120 invited professors or associate professors and 50 post-docs of 30 different nationalities are hosted per year at Lille 1 university.

Université Lille 1 is a partner in Smart Water 4 Europe.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an agency of the U.S. federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

EPA also studies environmental issues; at laboratories located throughout the U.S.A., we identify and try to solve environmental problems. To learn even more, we share information with other countries, private sector organizations, academic institutions, and other agencies. Through written materials and this Web site, EPA informs the public about our activities. EPA also provides grants for state environmental programs, non-profits, educational institutions and others.


University of Twente

The University of Twente is where talent can best realize its full potential. Students and staff are the key. Together, 3,300 scientists and professionals carry out ground-breaking research, bring about socially relevant innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more than 9,000 students. To us, entrepreneurship comes as second nature.

The campus is home to around 100 businesses, including student-run businesses. The University of Twente has also generated more than 700 successful spin-off companies. The university's business park, Kennispark Twente, encourages and assists entrepreneurs to start new companies. University of Twente, the entrepreneurial university.


Vitens is the largest Dutch drinking water company. It supplies 360 million m3 water to 5,5 million consumers and ten thousands of companies in the Netherlands annually . Vitens employs 1000 persons and has a turnover of € 340 mln/year. Vitens operates 80 production locations and a distribution network of 40,000 km.

As part of its policy Vitens is constantly developing and testing innovative technologies in order to improve its primary process. Vitens’ mission statement is to be a reliable and leading water utility with corporate responsibility by excellent operations.

Vitens is a partner in Smart Water 4 Europe.