The WaterInnEU consortium is ideally balanced to address the topics identified in the call and produce the desired outcomes. The consortium is formed by two research institutions: CREAF (the coordinator) and Delft University of Technology, an international institution: GWP-CEEE and five companies: 52North, RandBee, Adelphi, Antea Group and Orion Innovations.
CREAF is a public research center dedicated to terrestrial ecology and territorial analysis, producing knowledge and methodologies for conservation, management, and adaptation of the environment to global change.
TU Delft collaborates with a large number of other educational and research institutes within the Netherlands and abroad and has a reputation for high-quality teaching and research. TU Delft has extensive contacts with governments, trade organisations, consultancies, the industry and small and medium-sized companies.
RandBee is a consulting firm made of a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a strong environmental science background. RandBee deals with applied environmental research in ICT, knowledge management, data and statistical analysis, E-learning and capacity building, environmental modelling and information systems. Our team is composed by a group of international experts with a solid experience in the management of European Union funded projects in the area of Research and Development Cooperation. RandBee team has a global approach to consultancy with projects in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
adelphi is a leading think tank for policy analysis and strategy consulting. The institution offers creative solutions and services regarding global environment and development challenges for policy, business, and civil society communities. The projects contribute to sustaining natural life systems and fostering sustainable enterprises. adelphi´s clients include international organisations, governments, public institutions, corporations, and associations.
The open source software initiative 52°North is an open international network of partners from research, industry and public administration. Its main purpose is to foster innovation in the field of Geoinformatics through a collaborative R&D process. The 52°North R&D communities develop new concepts and technologies and evaluate new macro trends and find ways to unfold their use in practice. 52°North is a trusted and well established entity in the Geoinformatics arena. Its software is widely used in operational IT environments, research labs and education.
Orion Innovations provides strategic consulting support to facilitate business evolution and transformation through commercially driven SmartClean innovation. Based in London, but operating internationally, the company has built up a strong reputation advising both public sector organisations and businesses on how best to enable innovation, and drive ideas and products to market.
Antea Group operates locally and internationally, carrying out projects for government institutions, organizations and companies. They are specialized in full-service solutions in the fields of infrastructure, environment, urban planning and water. Clients can rely on it to fulfil realistic expectations, an integrated approach and thorough project follow-up. They combine strategic thinking and pragmatic action to provide the most suitable solution for their clients.
The Global Water Partnership's vision is for a water secure world. Its mission is to support the sustainable development and management of water resources at all levels. GWP believes that an integrated approach to managing the world's water resources is the best way to pursue this vision—a vision that encompasses all of life.
Dr. Cesar Carmona-Moreno is a Senior Researcher in the Water Resources Unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability Global Environment Monitoring - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy). He is the leader of the Water4Dev Project Research and very interesting related platforms as aquaKnow.
Ms. Danka Thalmeinerova is the Senior Knowledge Management Officer at the Global Water Partnership Organisation. She is a water expert who worked with the Slovak Ministry of Environment. She participated in projects related to EU approximation, water policy and legislative development, IPPC implementation, international treaty implementation and water pricing.
Dr. David Arctur is a Research Scientist at the Center for Research in Water Resources, Cockrell School of Engineering College of Engineering in The University of Texas at Austin. He is working to advance international water resources data exchange and cross-domain interoperability, through NSF and NASA funded projects. He has the title of Research/Academic Advocate for Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), representing a community outreach and liaison role to stimulate greater use of OGC and related standards in geosciences research.
Mr. Liviu Nicolae Popescu is the chair of Global Water Partnership Romania and his water fields related experience is wider, e.g. nearly 38 years within the Research and Development Institute for Water Management in Bucharest.
Dr. Raymond Feron is the Programme Director of Digital Delta Initiative, partnership between research, public and government, from Rijkswaterstaat, Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. He is involved in many ICT water related projects in Big Data, citizen’s observatories, data sharing, etc.
Mr. Fernando Pereira is the Engineer leader of several projects from the Flanders Hydraulics Research. His main expertise is in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the research of the hydrological models, especially in flooding scenarios.