The EIP Water has taken a look at various kinds of “Water Innovation Hubs” or “Alliances”. The objective is to develop a continuously growing overview of these “hubs”. As a first step we have identified all relevant hubs globally known to us, analysed their publicly available information and categorized them according to various criteria such as their general and geographical focus, their core constituency, their technology stage focus and their activities.

We are pleased to present the result – a first overview of water innovation hubs globally. The overview is expected to grow over time; more hubs will be added, and the already included hubs will be updated regularly.

In order to search the overview of water innovation hubs you may use the following filters:

  1. Geographical focus, which refers to the region(s) in which the hub is active.
  2. Activities, i.e. the type of benefits which each hub offers. There are three main activity groups: intelligence tools, services, and policy actions. Each group contains a list of specific activities.

For further clarification of the used terminology and concepts please consult the hubs glossary at the bottom of this page (and at each hub page).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us in case you wish to add a hub or make us aware of any necessary changes in our overview.

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In response to the escalating concern over water quality, the Akron Global Water Alliance (AGWA) was formed in Northeast Ohio USA to face the challenge of how to effectively manage, treat and...


Aqua-Valley is a national French WATER cluster established in 2010, bringing together companies and research organizations in Montpellier and the South of France, with close partnership to a...


AquaKnow is an European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) managed by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (Italy).


The BlueTechValley describes itself as "the world’s Water Hub, where great ideas and concepts unite to launch sustainable businesses focused on global growth opportunities related to start-ups and...


The CEO Water Mandate seeks to build an international movement of committed companies, both leaders and learners, interested in addressing the global water crisis.


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