On November 13, 14 and 15 took place the second edition of iwater 2018: international benchmark exhibition for the integral water cycle, in Fira de Barcelona. In which 10 companies relied on the CWP to share a joint stand: Amphos 21, Applied, Metallic Carbides, Water Summit, Alsina Formwork, Hidrotec, Krypton, Microcom, Netwater and Waterologies.
During the development of the Fair, the CWP partner companies had the opportunity to meet individually with the Water Alliance in the Netherlands, and got to know by first-hand a delegation composed of representatives from Argentina, Peru, France and a delegation, as well
as meetings with water companies that visited the booth.
At the iwater Theater the CWP gave a presentation under the theme “Water in the World: A Perspective on the Future of the Sector” which explained the great challenges that will define the needs of the water sector: the circular economy, digital transformation and the ability to
cooperate with other sectors.
The CWP was presented at the Tech Hub as a tool to drive innovation and competitiveness in the water sector.
Afterwards, the Decision Support System was presented for the selection of nitrate treatment technologies. Entities associated with the cluster like Hydroo, Eurecat-CTM, BGEO Open Gis, Bluephage, S::can Iberia Sistemas de Measure, UAB, Hidrotec, Waterologies, Adiquímica, S.E.
Metal Carbides, MatHolding (Dorot and Hydroglobal), UB, ICRA, Lequia UdG, and BETA Technological Center (UVic-UCC) also did presentations at the Tech Hub / Inno Hub.
Jordi Cros, President of the CWP and Director of Innovation at ADASA Sistemas, presented the iwater prize for the best research project.
The winner was SMART-PLANT, a project in which the partners of the CWP: Beta Technology Center of the UVic-UCC and the UAB participated.
During the institutional visit, the CWP stand received Teresa Ribera, Minister for the Ecological Transition, along with Marta Subirà, Secretary of the Environment and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia and Núria Marín, Mayor of Hospitalet de Llobregat.
During the visit, the CWP had the opportunity to explain circular economy R&D projects in calls such as the H2020 and international alliances with other clusters in the United States and Europe. The event coincided with the Smart City Expo World Congress, which in conjunction with iwater brought together more than 25,000 visitors from 146 countries.