Research & Innovation

World Waternet is affiliated to Waternet - the public water cycle utility of Amsterdam and surroundings. Waternet is preparing for the future with a powerful research and innovation programme. We introduce new technologies, improve operations, and respond to societal challenges. At the same time, the programme offers excellent opportunities to establish contacts with water cycle companies abroad. This allows us to tackle the same challenges together.

We are experiencing more extreme rain events, longer periods of drought and higher temperatures. Water cycle management will have to adapt to a changi...

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Protect sources of drinking water and water quality is essential in order to provide healthy habitats for plants, humans and animals.

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The transition to being free of natural gas can only be achieved if there is a heat transition. Thermal energy from the water cycle (aquathermal energ...

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The Netherlands has set itself the target of using 50% less primary raw materials by 2030, as a prelude to a fully circular economy by 2050. A circula...

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Digitisation of the water cycle is in full progress. The intelligent use of all data from the water cycle, in combination with data from other sources...

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A large part of the Netherlands is peatland, which is susceptible to subsidence. Besides negative effects on buildings, roads and farmland, many green...

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Research & Innovation Reports

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