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The members of the Global Water Research Coalition are:

Canadian Water Network (Canada)
The Canadian Water Network (CWN) is a national nonprofit organization that is driving Canada’s progress on water challenges. CWN connects researchers with water managers from both industry and government, to collectively identify and address shared needs. Areas of focus include protecting public health, ensuring that Canada has sustainable water infrastructure, and protecting Canada’s watersheds and ecosystems. CWN’s consortium approach to research encourages collaboration across disciplines and ensures that the right combinations of knowledge yield tangible results. The network’s expertise is increasingly sought to inform water policy as well as improve water management and stewardship across municipal and provincial boundaries. CWN initiatives currently engage more than 100 researchers and 200 students across 37 Canadian universities and connect them with more than 100 partners from industry, government and non-governmental organizations. www.cwn-rca.ca
 

KWR Water Cycle Research Institute (Netherlands)
KWR is an independent water research institute covering the whole of the water cycle. It was formed in 2008 by expansion from Kiwa Water Research which had specialised in the field of drinking water. Building on a solid foundation from over 60 years of research and development for the Dutch drinking water sector companies, KWR is now applying this knowledge base and research capability more broadly to serve all partners in the watercycle. KWR's worldwide activities and high-quality research are aimed at scientific knowledge that is practically applicable, to allow the building of bridges between science, business and society.
www.kwrwater.nl

PUB (Singapore)
PUB is the national water agency and it manages Singapore's water supply, water catchment and sewerage in an integrated way. PUB is responsible for managing the whole water cycle, from sourcing to the collection, purification and supply of drinking water, to the treatment of used water and its reclamation into NEWater, as well as the drainage of stormwater. Leveraging on technology, PUB has put in place a reliable water supply system known as the Four National Taps. Water reclamation (or NEWater) and desalination make up two of the four water sources, besides water from local catchments and imported water. To ensure the sustainability of Singapore's water supply, PUB continuously invests in R & D to find new sources of water and to produce and treat water cost-efficiently. www.pub.gov.sg
 

SUEZ Environnement - CIRSEE (France)
The International Research Center On Water and Environment (C.I.R.S.E.E.) is the principal SUEZ Environmental research center in the field of water. The multidisciplinary research program focuses on new water treatment processes, understanding factors affecting water quality, and improving real-time system management. CIRSEE also provides analytical services and consultancy, emergency assistance for dealing with pollution events, and technical advice on water and wastewater treatment. Both research and consultancy activities have a strong international involvement.
www.suez-environnement.com/ and www.cirsee.com

Stowa (Netherlands)
The STOWA (Foundation for Applied Water Management Research) was founded in 1971. The foundation coordinates and commissions research on behalf of a large number of local water administrations in the Netherlands. The bodies which contribute to the STOWA include water boards, provinces and the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management. Central coordination and planning of research through STOWA has permitted more cost-effective and strategic long term research planning, and enhanced involvement and communication between water managers from different agencies.
www.stowa.nl

TZW – The German Water Center (Germany)
TZW (DVGW Technologiezentrum Wasser) is the center of applied research of the German Waterworks Association (DVGW). TZW is a non-profit organization and provides scientific consulting to waterworks and to governmental bodies and offices. The mission of TZW is transferring scientific knowledge to the water industry. TZW fulfils this mission by carrying out applied research for the drinking water community and by direct cooperation with the waterworks. TZW provides not only research but practical experience and know-how for the solution of water problems.
www.tzw.de

UK Water Industry Research (UK)
UKWIR facilitates and manages collaborative research for water and sewage companies in the United Kingdom. Its research programme aims to generate sound science as the basis for sound regulation and sound practice. UKWIR was set up by the UK water industry in 1993 to provide a framework for the procurement of a common research programme for UK water operators on 'one voice' issues. The research contracted by UKWIR is often carried out in collaboration with government departments and regulators, and covers all aspects of the water cycle, and a range of related environmental and regulatory issues.
www.ukwir.org

Veolia Environnement - VERI (France)
Veolia Environnement Research and Innovation (VERI) is the research department of Veolia, a worldwide service company operating in 74 countries. The water activities comprises the operation of urban and industrial water and wastewater plants but also the supply of engineering and technological solutions. VERI portfolio of water related projects is based on an international network and numerous collaborations and includes resource management tools, water treatment technologies, drinking water quality in distribution network and asset management, waste water collection networks management, emerging parameter management to take care of environmental and health risks, global environmental approaches, and sustainable urban development.
www.veoliaenvironnement.com

Water Environment Research Foundation (US)
The Water Environment Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote the development and application of sound science to water quality issues. WERF subscribers include municipal and regional water and wastewater utilities, industrial corporations, environmental engineering firms, and others that share a commitment to cost-effective water quality solutions that protect the environment and improve the quality of life for all. Established in 1989, WERF is now the largest organization in the United States providing wastewater and water quality research.
www.werf.org

Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA) (Australia)
Water Research Australia Limited (WaterRA) is a not for profit company focusing on initiating, facilitating and managing collaborative research of national application in priority water issues for the Australian water industry and the community. WaterRA (formerly WQRA) marks the successful transition from the federally funded CRC for Water Quality and Treatment, to a company that is owned and funded by its members, including Australian water utilities, research organisations,  government departments and private companies. WaterRA brings together key water research groups and industry members across Australia to conduct targeted, priority research. These relationships place WaterRA in a unique position to draw on the expertise and experience of its membership community to rapidly address current and emerging issues in water. 
www.waterra.com.au/

Water Research Commission (South Africa)
The Water Research Commission aims to contribute effectively to the best possible quality of life for the people of South Africa, by promoting water research and the application of research findings. This is accomplished by promoting coordination, communication and cooperation in the field of water research; establishing water research needs and priorities; funding research on a priority basis; and promoting the effective transfer of information and technology. Since its formation in 1971, WRC has been successful in promoting a significant expansion and upgrading of expertise in the South African water industry.
www.wrc.org.za

Water Research Foundation (US)
Water Research Foundation is an international, non-profit organisation that is supported by more than 900 subscribers which serve over 200 million consumers. The research effort enables water utilities, public health agencies and other professionals to provide safe and affordable drinking water to the public. It's mission of "advancing the science of water" is achieved by sponsoring research, developing knowledge, and promoting collaboration.
www.waterrf.org
 

Water Services Association of Australia
Established in 1995, WSAA is an industry association for Australia's major urban water businesses which collectively supply water services to 70% of Australia's population. WSAA's primary goals are to facilitate cooperation to improve the water industry's productivity and performance, and to ensure that the regulatory environment adequately serves the interest of the community. Major areas of activity include identification of priority issues for the water industry, appropriate research and policy response, strategic contribution to industry regulation, and development of industry codes.
www.wsaa.asn.au

The partner of the Global Water Research Coalition is:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment. Within EPA, the Office of Research and Development (ORD) provides leadership in science and engineering, conducting research on ways to prevent pollution, protect human health, and reduce risk. Water-related research is among the highest priority research programs within ORD.
www.epa.gov