The European Technology Platform for Water (WssTP) was initiated by the EC in 2004. WssTP covers the entire water value chain and involves all water-related private and public stakeholders in Europe and beyond with the growth of its multi-professional members from 7 in 2004 up to 144 in 2015. WssTP has an extensive network of RD&I experts connected into 16 professional working groups.
WssTP’s mission is: (a) to improve coordination and collaboration in RTD & Innovation across water value chain and in multi-lifecycles; (b) to enhance competitiveness of the European water sector and water-dependent industry and initiating new business models; (c) to contribute in solving water-related societal challenges through RTD & Innovation. WssTP provides extensive services to its members (online tools, support to project consortia, scientific publications & reports) as well as advising the EC on: (a) indicating R&I priorities related to water challenges in Europe and drafting calls, and (b) on strategic policy work to raise the profile of water in the EU.
WssTP’s vision is to facilitate actions that “by 2030 the European water sector will be regarded as a global leader in the provision of safe, clean and affordable water and sanitation moving towards a circular economy.”
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Andrea RUBINI, SAG vice-Chair
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Phone +32(02)7068290
Areas of expertise Collaboration and WG Programme
Innovation & investment programme
Prima, SPIRE, Water JPI
H2020 / FP9 Work Programmes
Water Knowledge Europe 2018
Water Market Europe 2018


Executive Director

Phone +32(02)7068292
Areas of expertise Water sector management and research.
Durk Krol is Director of the WssTP. He joined the WssTP in 2008, first as a Board Member and Treasurer. He has worked in the water sector at the European level for the last 8 years, initially as a Senior Legal Policy Officer for the water department of provincial government of Friesland (NL). As Deputy Secretary General of the European federation of national water associations of water suppliers and waste water services (EUREAU), he was actively promoting the common interests of the European water service sector to the EU institutions and stakeholders which enabled its members to adequately deal with opportunities arising from EU policy and its national implementation. He has also closely been involved in the creation of the EP Water Group in the European Parliament.

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