Arcadis and KWR Watercycle Research Institute want to collaborate in the area of sustainable water solutions. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this end.
The public-private partnership within Allied Waters – ‘SALutions’ – is directed at the commercialisation of Subsurface Water Solutions (SWS): innovative, practical concepts for advanced freshwater management, with the common objective of protecting, enlarging and sustainably utilizing fresh groundwater resources in coastal areas.
‘We are very pleased with this first step’, according to Frank Goossensen, director Water with Arcadis. ‘To co-operate in finding sustainable innovative solutions for drinking water problems, will position ourselves as major player in the market.’
Wim van Vierssen, CEO of KWR: ‘For KWR, the collaboration with Arcadis means that the results of research and development will reach the market, in a collaborative work model that continuously stimulates innovation.’
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 28,000 people active in over 70 countries that generate more than €3 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world.
“Bridging science to practice” is the mission of KWR Watercycle Research Institute. Our shareholders are the ten Dutch water companies. KWR researchers work at the interface of science, business and society. Their strength lies in their ability to translate scientific knowledge into practical and implementable solutions for end-users in the Dutch and European water sectors. KWR has developed a solid reputation as a top-level innovation accelerator and international network builder.