Fundació EURECAT Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya

EURECAT is a non-profit private technological centre whose aim is to efficiently contribute to improve the competitiveness and the technological and sustainable development of companies by providing specialized services and carrying out R&D and innovation projects. EURECAT has participated in numerous projects and individual contracts aimed at innovation, development, testing and optimization of water treatment and reuse technologies, in urban, agriculture, industrial and environmental sectors. Among its expertise fields, EURECAT has large experience and knowledge of the mechanisms involved in separation technologies and biological treatments for water and wastewater treatment. Apart from conventional equipment for the chemical analysis of environmental samples, EURECAT also has the required facilities to evaluate the performance of membrane and biological processes such as bench and pilot scale membrane equipment, respirometry, molecular biology techniques, electronic microscopy, etc. Furthermore, EURECAT has large experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life-cycle Cost (LCC) studies in sectors like: wastewater treatment and regeneration (including winery wastewater for reuse), water treatment, agriculture, olive oil and energy production.

Role in the project: Coordination, technical and financial management, leader of the preparatory actions, optimization at bench-scale, analytical characterization of water effluents, and assessment of the project environmental and economic impacts.

Contact: Montse Calderer (, Xavier Martínez (

DuPont Water Solutions

After more than 200 years of innovation, DuPont is entering a new era of discovery. Our community of scientists, engineers, visionaries and all of our partners are working every day to turn possibilities into real world answers that help humanity thrive. 

DuPont Water Solutions is the global leader in sustainable separation and purification technology, helping customers across industries and countries make real progress in ways that not only improve productivity, efficiency and profitability, but also reduce waste, energy consumption and environmental impact.

DuPont Water Solutions helps make water safer and more accessible, food taste better, pharmaceuticals more effective and industries more efficient. DuPont Water Solutions offers a broad portfolio on ion exchange (IX), reverse osmosis and nanofiltration (RO & NF), ultrafiltration (UF), Membrane bioreactor (MBR),  Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR), Degasification, Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO)and electrodeionization (EDI) technologies, with strong positions in a number of major application areas or market segments, including municipal and potable water, industrial water, industrial wastewater reuse and specialty solutions.

Role in the project: DuPont Water Solutions: UF, RO and IER technology supplier. Specific tasks: coordination of tasks in the demonstration facilities; analytical characterization of wastewater effluents; design, engineering and construction of the UF, RO and IER sections of the prototype; operation optimization and monitoring of the prototype.

Contact: Verónica Gómez ( 

KWR Water

KWR Water B.V. is the Dutch research institute for the drinking water sector, their current shareholders are the companies of the sector. Unique in the world, this collaboration of the Dutch water supply companies has resulted in a powerful knowledge base and an extensive collective memory, with more than 60 years, for the drinking water sector. The institute develops and unlocks relevant knowledge about the small water cycle: from water systems to water technology and (clean) water quality. Its objective is to provide the water sector with the means to identify and effectively meet the current challenges: from climate change to the increasing amount of contaminants, and the growing pressure to use space intensively and for multiple purposes. KWR works together with other leading research institutes and partners inside and outside the Netherlands. KWR has managed and conducted the Joint Research Programme of the Dutch Water Sector with an annual budget of 7.6 million euro, for more than thirty years.

Role in the project: development of the REWATCH decision-support tool

Contact: Johann Poinapen (

Veolia Water Technologies, VWT
Veolia Water Technologies, subsidiary of Veolia, is a technological company which provides a complete range of services required to design, build, operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment facilities and systems for public authorities and industrial clients.

VWT has a wide variety of cost-effective, flexible and proven processes available worldwide for pretreatment and primary treatment of water and wastewater specifically designed for oil and gas applications. These technologies focus on waste reduction, water recycle and reuse, and Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD). Each solution is designed for the specific water chemistry and production objectives of the client. The solutions are designed to optimize energy consumption, minimize operating costs and simplify operations for central water plants or drill-site treatment facilities.

Since year 2000, we have carried out several demonstration projects for water reclamation and reuse, by applying different physical-chemical treatments and innovative technologies: Actiflo® (ballasted clarification), Actiflo® Carb, MBBR (Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor), Multiflo®, pressure filters, microfiltration, ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, OPUS®, MPPE (Macro Porous Polymer Extraction), etc.

Role in the project: bench-scale optimization, engineering and construction of the clarification step and the biological treatment.

Contact: Joan Sanz ( / Elisenda Taberna (

Water Europe

Water Europe (WE) was initiated by the European Commission in 2004  to promote coordination and collaboration of Research, Technology Development, and Innovation in the water industry. WE provides strategic answers for the water research future challenges and has 110 members and 210 contributors from industry, academia, researchers, water utilities, and water users.

WE is led by industries in collaboration with academics, research organisations and water users to improve efficiency and financial opportunities in the sector. WE is widely recognized by the European Commission and National governments as a key reference organisation in the Research & Technology domain for the water sector. WE works with National Government representatives through the Mirror State Members Group (MSMG) including representatives that reflect on the activities. WE and has a strong network of Members and contributors involved in its activities including the delivering of research strategic vision and the production of evidenced based reports identifying future research needs. From Fundamental Research to implementation, WE is proactive in identifying future challenges. WE has high reaching potential in the water sector in Europe. The board of directors of WE is currently drawn from across various European countries and stakeholders including: DOW Chemical, Eureau, Eurecat, KWR, SUEZ, VEOLIA, and VLAKWA.

Role in the project: project dissemination

Contact: Maria Mirachtsi (