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Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform

Identification number in the register: 43176485302-45
Registration date: 15/02/2011 10:53:36

The information on this entity was last modified on: 12/02/2015 09:13:16
The date of the last annual update was: 17/02/2013 14:09:57

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

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    Contact details

Avenue Edmond van Nieuwenhuyse, 6
Brussels 1160

(+32) 02 7927551


WssTP is the Water supply and sanitation Technology Platform, the European Technology Platform (ETP) for Water.

It was initiated by the European Commission in 2004 to:
1) Promote coordination and collaboration of RTD&I in the water sector, and
2) ennhance the competetiveness of the European water sector in relation to other global regions

Through our Vision Document and Strategic Research Agenda we provide strategic answers for the water research future challenges. We have 71 members and 350 contributors and represent a network of more than 700 individuals from industrie, research institutes, universities, utilities, and end-users.

WssTP is led by industries in collaboration with academics, research organisations and water users to improve efficiency and financial opportunities in the sector.
WssTP works with National Representatives through its Member States Mirror Group (MSMG).

WssTP 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, WssTP is proactive in identifying future challenges.

The major contributions from WssTP are the Strategic Research Agenda published in 2006 and updated in 2010 through the work of more than 200 individuals and a series of scientific publication and reports on key challenges of the water sector including water management in urban cities, sludge, climate change, managed aquifer recharge, irrigated agriculture, coastal zones, etc.

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Durk Krol


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Durk Krol


    Goals / remit

Our Goals:
- Fostering collaborative, innovative and integrated European Research and Technologies Development.
- Ensuring the European Growth and Competitiveness of the Water Sector.
- Providing Global answers to Global Challenges for the next generations.
- Addressing the challenges of an integrated and sustainable management of water resources.

Through our goals, 3 SOLUTIONS

The mission and related goals of WssTP are to strengthen the competitiveness and the potential for:

1. Technological leadership by the European Water Industry.

2. Solving European water issues.

3. Addressing the challenges of an integrated and sustainable mangement of water ressources.
- Increased water stress and costs.
- Increasing urbanisation
- Rapid climate change
- Under-resourced rural areas



- Identify future research needs and future
challenges from Fundamental Research to Implementation
- Deliver research strategic vision and produce
evidence based reports on water research.
- Set up and provide outcomes to European
Research Programmes for the water sector.
- Contribute to the implementation of the
Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) by defining and
managing the Pilot Programmes activities.
- Work with national government through the
Mirror State Members Group (MSMG).
- Benefit from a strong network with different
stakeholders working in the water sector.
- Attend the WssTP events: stakeholders event,
workshops, meetings...
- Get water research targeted information from
our monthly newsletter and trimestrial letter to

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above


    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Information Society
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks

    Membership and affiliation

The WssTP is a growing organisation
serving a challenging mission which
aims to develop collaboration
between the different stakeholders
working in the water sector.
Indeed, during our first five years
of operation, the number of
people involved in the platform
activities increased on a regular
basis starting from a threshold of
300 in 2007 to more than 650 in
The number of corporate members
went from 11 in 2007 to 61 in
2010. More than 200 organisations
contribute to the work of WssTP

    Financial data

01/2012  -  07/2012

100,000  € - 150,000  €

0 €

0 €

Budget and finances are accessible upon request
WssTP delivered its financial estate every year during its General Assembly
The budget and finances are controlled by an accountant and by a member of WssTP

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Durk Krol