Meet the partners
Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH)
CERTH is founded in 2000 and it is listed among the TOP-20 EU research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH consists of five institutes: (a) Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), (b) Information Technologies Institute (ITI), (c) Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), (d) Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), (e) Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH).
CERTH coordinates the WATERVERSE through the Information Technologies Institute (ITI) and Multimodal Data Fusion and Analytics Group (M4D) which is part of the Multimedia Knowledge and Social Data Analytics Laboratory (MKLab). M4D has significant security research experience and scientific expertise in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, machine/deep learning, computer & cognitive vision, semantic multimedia analysis, visual analytics and decision support systems, knowledge discovery of heterogeneous multilingual and multimedia Web resources, social media monitoring, as well as on the processing, analysis of the multimodal data extracted from them.
CETaqua - Water Technology Centre
Cetaqua, Centro Tecnológico del Agua, is a private non-profit foundation that was created in 2007 by Aigües de Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). It is a model of public-private collaboration created to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the integral water cycle, considering local needs. CETAQUA represents a pioneering model of collaboration between the administration, the university, and the company. This model has established itself as a European benchmark in the application of scientific knowledge to water and the environment. CETAQUA’s mission is to anticipate the needs of society to propose new R + D + i solutions to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the water cycle, considering local needs. The activity of the centre is divided into five areas: Biofactory and resource recovery; Critical infrastructure management and resilience; Water resources management; Environmental, economic and social sustainability; and Water4.0.
EURECAT TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Eurecat is currently the leading Technology Centre in Catalonia, and the second largest private research organization in Southern Europe. Eurecat’s R&D, innovation and training activities span from Industrial Technologies (metallic, plastic and composite materials, manufacturing processes, autonomous and professional robotics, functional printing and fabrics, simulations, sustainability and Chemistry) to Digital Technologies (Digital Humanities, Big Data Analytics, IT Security and Smart Management Systems, e-health, data mining and multimedia technologies), Sustainability (water, air, soil, waste, energy and environmental impact), and Biotech (Omic science and Nutrition & health).
KWR Water B.V.
‘Bridging Science to Practice’ is KWR’s motto. Our researchers work at the interface of science, business and society. Their strength lies in their translation of scientific knowledge into applicable, practical solutions for end-users in the Dutch and international water sector. We have built a solid reputation as top-level innovation accelerators and international network builders, and increasingly play a coordinating role in national and international collaborations.
Our global, European and national ambitions, which are further explained in our mission statement, have been translated into 5 KWR research programmes that make a concrete contribution to this: Health, Sustainability, Society, Looking ahead and Enabling technologies.
VTT Technical Research centre of Finland Ltd
VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions owned by the Finnish state. As a non profit company, VTT advances the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. whose activities focus on three areas: Digital Technologies, Carbon Neutral Solutions and Sustainable Products and Materials .
VTT is impact-driven and takes advantage from its wide multi-technological knowledge base to strengthen Finnish and European industrial competitiveness, as well as that of customers worldwide. VTT has a staff of ca 2,100 (of which doctors and licenciates form 32%), and €254 million of net turnover and other operating income in 2021. VTT’s IPR portfolio includes 430 families.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A
Engineering Group is the Digital Transformation Company, leader in Italy and expanding its global footprint, with around 12,000 associates and with over 60 offices.
The Engineering Group, consisting of over 20 companies in 12 countries, has been supporting the continuous evolution of companies and organizations for more than 40 years, thanks to a deep understanding of business processes in all market segments, fully leveraging the opportunities offered by advanced digital technologies and proprietary solutions.
It integrates best-of-breed market solutions, managed services, and continues to expand its expertise through M&As and partnerships with leading technology players. The Group strongly invests both in innovation, through its R&I division, and in human capital, with the internal IT & Management Academy. Engineering is a key player in the creation of digital ecosystems that bridge the gap between different markets, while developing composable solutions that ultimately foster a continuous Business transformation.
PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd
PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd is an SME located in Cyprus, bringing together a dynamic team of high-profile scientists and engineers with long experience in research and technological innovation.
We are developing innovative systems and services, integrating IoT sensors and actuators with data analytics and decision support algorithms (machine-learning based), for industrial systems and critical infrastructures.
Our vision is to make smart technologies accessible to industrial operators. Our solutions combine state-of-the art research in monitoring and control, cyber-physical security, fault diagnosis, robotics, semantic reasoning, optimization, artificial intelligence and machine learning, towards addressing challenges related to resource efficiency, waste reduction and security enhancement.
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EGM, an SME based in France, creates, produces and provides scalable and interoperable solutions to collect and exchange information connecting the physical world to the digital world in order to allow private and public actors to optimize and improve their services.
EGM supports its clients thanks to its permanent innovation approach and its operational know-how to the data life cycle, from acquisition to data processing.
With these 12 years of experience, EGM occupies a strong place in international R&D activities, particularly within the European projects Horizon 2020 and FIWARE. EGM is active in standardization groups such as ETSI and oneM2M.
EGM is an active member of several organizations at national (Telecom Valley, FrenchTech) and European level (ETSI, Cluster ICT4Water, Big Data Value Association, Gold member of the FIWARE foundation).
Water Europe is the recognized voice and promoter of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe. It strives to increase coordination and collaboration, to enhance the performance of the water service providers, water users, and technology providers, in a sustainable and inclusive way, and to contribute to solving water-related societal challenges. Water Europe envisions a Water-Smart society, in which the true value of water is recognised and realised, and all available water sources are managed in such a way that water scarcity and pollution of groundwater are avoided. The strategy of Water Europe is driven by the ambition to realise the value of water for our society and our economy, and achieve a European Water-Smart Society, while providing excellent services to members. Its activities are organised in the following programmes: Collaboration, Advocacy and Implementation Programme, while they are supported by the Membership and Communications Pillar.
FIWARE Foundation is a non-profit organization that, together with its >550 members and partners, drives the definition – and the Open Source implementation – of key open standards that enable the development of portable and interoperable smart solutions in a faster, easier and affordable way, avoiding vendor lock-in scenarios, whilst also nurturing FIWARE as a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem. Serving diverse domains, FIWARE is today the world leading Open Source technology for the digitization of smart cities and regions.
Drinking water company and nature manager PWN provides water to 1.7 million customers (75% households; 25% companies) in the Province of Noord-Holland (the Netherlands). In the next 2 decades, this will increase to over 2.0 million customers, with a water demand of 130 billion litres per year.
PWN manages over 7.500 hectares of highly valued dune area (Natura 2000) in the same province. Using infiltration in this dune area, PWN combines nature values with the storage and treatment of surface water to attain a sustainable and robust drinking water production. The surface water used for drinking water production is sourced primarily from Lake IJsselmeer, which is fed by the Rhine River. Lake Ijsselmeer is the largest freshwater lake in Northwest Europe and a very important nature area for migrating birds and fish.
We are an Spanish company in the environmental sector that manages the integral water cycle in Andalusia Region, ensuring that citizens have the best services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Sustainable development is the basis of Hidralia’s management model and implies a way of understanding the business that contributes to generate shared value for all its relationship groups, including future generations. This approach forces us to act according to the principles of corporate responsibility, that is, integrating in our management model, not only economic variables, but also social, ethical and environmental variables and placing people at the center of our strategy.
Hi, we’re Keypro, a Nordic team of soon 100 software professionals, GIS experts, and network engineers. We make software to plan, manage, and optimize telecom and utility networks so that critical infrastructure is protected, and societies can continue to prosper. Since 1995, we’ve made our software with tender loving care for over 300 customers worldwide.
WATER BOARD of LEMESOS
The Water Board of Lemesos is a Legal Entity under Public Law. It was established in 1951, operating under the Water Supply (Municipal and Other Areas) Law. The Board’s sole purpose is to provide sufficient quantity and quality of potable water to the metropolitan area of Lemesos (5 municipalities) and 7 neighboring communities. WBL supplies water to approximately 110,000 properties with a population of 180.000 people. WBL has approximately 1.150 km of water mains and pipes in an area of supply of around 100km2. It has 31 storage reservoirs of 68.800 m3 total water storage capacity and 37 pumping stations. WBL utilizes SCADA systems for monitoring and control of the water supply system. The water supply network and other infrastructure are digitized with the use of AutoCAD and GIS.
HST Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Since 1981, HST Systemtechnik has been developing, manufacturing and installing technical and operational key products in the form of Machinery & Equipment as well as IT & Automation for facilities / plants and companies in the water & wastewater industry.
University of Exeter
The University of Exeter (UNEXE) is home to the Centre for Water Systems (CWS), which is part of the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE). CWS has gained a strong reputation for its cross-disciplinary research into urban water management and hydroinformatics, and has received funding from various sources including the UK’s EPSRC, EA, and UKWIR, as well as the EU’s FP5/6/7, H2020, and Horizonal Europe. The centre’s expertise includes hydraulics, hydrology, numerical modelling, simulation, optimisation, systems thinking, decision support systems, evolutionary computing, data mining, and other computational methods. CWS has been involved in several EU H2020 projects that are relevant to WATERVERSE, including Fiware4Water (2019-2022), aqua3S (2019-2022), and LOTUS (2019-2023). Using sensor data collected via the Fiware platform, CWS has used computer modelling to identify anomalies in the water network, helping utility operators better manage their assets and improve the reliability and resilience of the infrastructure.
South West Water
South West Water is the water and wastewater service provider for a population of c. 1.7 million in Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset in the United Kingdom. Since 2016 it has also been providing water services in the Bournemouth Water region to a population of c. 0.5 million. We provide reliable, efficient and high quality drinking water and waste water services throughout these areas.
We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today’s residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.