B-WaterSmart introduces a Portal to secure and share knowledge

The European research project B-WaterSmart aims to accelerate water-smart economies and societies in coastal Europe and beyond. The project partners have recently released a Knowledge Portal for Circular Economy (CE) and water-smart solutions.

It provides the following services:

  • a Knowledge Base of collected experiences with CE and water-smartness from demonstration sites
  • a Toolbox providing applications and tools designed for CE and water-smartness improvement and assessment
  • a Marketplace for stakeholders to share and learn best practices and facilitate the implementation of water-smart solutions at a national, regional and local level

The Knowledge Base and the Toolbox are freely accessible. The Marketplace functionality is only available to registered users.

The portal is of interest to:

  • Utilities, authorities, or industries seeking to turn linear processes into circular solutions, reducing waste and reusing resources
  • Solution providers such as Research and Technology Organisations (RTO), or commercial entities offering a technology or a service as part of a CE enabling portfolio
  • Investors seeking opportunities to maximize investment revenues

The H2020 NextGen project developed the first version of the portal, which the B-WaterSmart project is improving by adding functionalities and content. The portal is available here. The multi-stakeholder platform Water Europe has adopted the platform to ensure continuity and secure the knowledge basis even after the project has ended.