European partnership to advance sustainable water management
Plans to advance water management innovation and efficiency in Europe have been unveiled, with a new partnership agreement to drive innovation forward.
As part of the agreement, announced yesterday (May 14), the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SUSCHEM) and the European Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WSSTP) have formalised their long-standing alliance and pledged to collaborate on key priorities.
This includes the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership which was also unveiled by the European Commission and aims to pair strong innovation in the water industry with the chemical sector's track record of providing solutions across manufacturing and process industries.
It will also see the organisations progress initiatives such as best practices in integrated water management systems, development of enhanced materials, process technologies systems and water efficiency.
SUSCHEM chairman Klaus Sommer, said: "Together, the chemical and water sectors are ready to provide high‐impact, cutting‐edge solutions to one of Europe's most pressing problems and, clearly, no one sector can tackle this alone.
"Value chain collaboration is engrained in SusChem's vision and the focus is on impact along the way, we expect to deliver value well beyond what either of our industries can accomplish individually."
According to WSSTP, its ambition is that by 2030 the European water sector will be regarded as the global leader in the provision of sustainable water services, as it finds ways to respond to the impact of climate change.