In 2012 KWR launched Watershare at the IWA Congress & Exhibition in Busan, South Korea. In 2014, KWR and principal sponsor Watershare, were present, side-by-side at the IWA Congress in Lisbon. Now, at the 2016 IWA Congress in Brisbane the focus is entirely on Watershare. The stand – in the recognisable Watershare green-white house style – faces the Holland Pavilion.
In Watershare experts from 17 partner organisations share their knowledge and expertise with each other. Divided into five Communities of Practice (CoPs), they work in concrete, regional/local projects on solutions to practical problems and the development of highly specialised (software) tools. The Watershare Suite currently includes 26 tools (see watershare.eu)
The five CoPs are:
- Subsurface Water Solutions
- Emerging Substances
- Future-Proof Water Infrastructures
- Resource Recovery & Upcycling
- Resilient Urban Water Management
On Monday, 10 October, we will hold a launching celebration for the Subsurface Water Solutions Community of Practice. The preliminary program of this meeting is now known.