Submitted by: Kompetenznetzwerk Wasserresourcen GmbH
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Competence Network for Water Resources in Austria
The Competence Network for Water Resources and Their Importance combines water-oriented technology companies, the water-using industry, and water supply in Austria (as well as central and eastern Europe) and develops innovative and integrative solutions for optimized water management. Through the participation of strategically important partners in the neighboring countries, the primarily Austrian competence network has become ideally suited to actively participate in planning the European development area. Meanwhile it has become the biggest such network in central Europe. It was possible to interlink 86 economic and research partners, and all of them exchange know-how and benefit from each other.