Water Europe is the recognized voice and promotor of water-related RTD and innovation in Europe. We strive 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 saw the light as WssTP, initiated by the European Commission (EC) in 2004, as the European Technology Platform (ETP) for water. This ETP status was renewed by the EC in 2013 in line with its ETP2020 strategy. In 2007, Water Europe was transformed into a member-based multi-stakeholder platform under Belgian law. Since then, the membership and activities of the organisation have continuously grown and evolved in line with its ambition to represent the whole value-chain of water and achieve a European Water-Smart Society.
Water Europe's Programmes
Allows our members to network, to exchange knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate along the water value chain by addressing common challenges, developing and implementing new solutions, and shaping successful project consortia.
Raises the awareness of the value of water for our society and economy, making sure that all the right financial, regulatory, governmental, and informational drivers are put in place, and advocating for the proper inclusion of the water-related topics in the European funding programmes.
Enables our members to bring their research results and innovative solutions to the market in Europe and beyond.
Water Europe provides its members and water professionals with all the latest insights of its activities through a monthly newsletter.