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Technology and Systems Advisors


Major International Water Companies

 

ARCADIS

ARCADIS provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. It is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with its clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services.

 

CDM Smith

CDM Smith is a consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm that provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation and more.

 

Environmental Design Group

Environmental Design Group provides professional planning, design and engineering services to shape, define, utilize, conserve and restore land and water resources. It fosters success by way of specific integrated project teams of dedicated professionals in the disciplines of civil engineering, landscape architecture, planning, surveying, environmental sciences and construction administration.

 

GPD Group

GPD Group is an interdisciplinary firm of over 500 employees. Through careful planning and responsible growth, we’ve grown to 11 offices across the nation – six in Ohio and the rest in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Arizona and Washington. Our full service in-house design team combines their knowledge of municipal engineering, sanitary and sewer design, watershed planning and restoration, stormwater management and sustainable site design to address every phase of the water cycle.

 

Netanya Water (Mei Netanya)

Netanya Water (Mei Netanya) is responsible for providing water and sewage services to over 200,000 residents of the city of Netanya, Israel. The Netanya Municipality was one of the first authorities in Israel to establish a separate water and sewer company. Mei Netanya is recognized nationally as a national model of water companies and municipal sewage operations.

 

Mekorot Israel National Water Company

Mekorot is one of the world’s most technologically advanced water companies. Seventy years of innovation in the face of Israel’s significant environmental and security challenges have made Mekorot a world leader in desalination, water reclamation, water project engineering, water safety and water quality.


Nijhuis Water Technology

Nijhuis Water Technology specializes in the design, manufacturing and complete delivery of “ready for use” industrial wastewater treatment, recycling and waste-to-value projects. Nijhuis is active worldwide and has 2,400 projects in more than 50 countries with focus on the food, beverage, dairy, textile, pharma, oil, gas and agricultural industries.

Riva Modeling Systems

Riva stands for Real-time Infrastructure Valuation Analysis. The software it develops provides a platform that supports long-range asset management planning and decision-making. By bringing together an organization’s data from various sources including spatial, work management and financial systems, Riva Modeling's advanced asset management software solutions can perform strategic long-range asset, risk and budget management.

 

The University of Akron

The University of Akron offers more than 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate and law degree programs – with accreditations by 35 professional agencies – to nearly 30,000 students. The UA College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is home to the world's largest polymer academic program and greatest concentration of polymer expertise.

 

URS

URS is one of the industry’s largest and most diverse providers of fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services.

 

Veolia

Veolia is the global leader in optimized resource management. With more than 200,000 employees worldwide, the company designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, protect and conserve available resources, and to replenish them.

 

Vitens Evides International

Vitens Evides International supports local water companies in developing and transitions countries to improve their operations, become financially healthy and extend their services to the urban poor. Vitens Evides International was founded in 2005 and is powered by the two largest water companies of the Netherlands, Vitens and Evides.

 

 

Water Organizations and Institutions

 

American Water Works Association (AWWA)

AWWA is an international non-profit, scientific and educational association founded to improve water quality and supply. Established in 1881, it has a membership of around 50,000 members worldwide.

 

Isle Utilities

Isle Utilities is a technology and innovation consultancy specializing in Cleantech. Isle’s sector knowledge across water, waste, the built environment, energy and carbon is a valuable resource. This is used to identify technology deal-flow, undertake due diligence, provide market intelligence and work with investors. It has extensive in-house expertise in bringing new technologies to market and an established framework to support innovation, technology development, strategy and growth, and investment.

 

Netherlands Water Partnership

The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) is an independent body set up by the Dutch private and public sectors. It nationally coordinates water activities overseas and provides relevant information regarding these activities. The main goals of the NWP are to harmonize the activities and initiatives of the Dutch water sector overseas and promote the Dutch water expertise worldwide.

 

Water Environment Federation

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. It proudly works to provide bold leadership, champion innovation, connect water professionals and leverage knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.

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