About us

The Water Test Network is a transnational network of testing facilities which can be used to test, demonstrate and fine-tune innovative technologies in the water and wastewater domain.


The Water Test Network started as part of an Interreg North West Europe Programme Innovation Project between 2018 – 2022 (Water Test Network | Interreg NWE (nweurope.eu)). A partnership of 7 organisations across the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, received €3.64m funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) contributing 60% towards a project which aimed to accelerate time to market of innovations, and assist Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop products that are market-ready and linked to key sector needs.

This Project came to an end in December 2022. It helped to create and enhance 3 new testing facilities, provided 106 SMEs with advice and guidance, and supported 49 technologies through to testing and/or verification.

From 2023 the Water Test Network remains in operation with 6 of the original partnership continuing to offer access to 13 testing facilities, including operational scale demonstrator sites, laboratories and verification bodies. Facilities can be found across the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium. We continue to support innovative companies in the further development of their technology and accelerate the time to bring new technology to the market.


The Water Test Network is a cooperation between 6 organizations across 5 countries. The partnership consists of a variety of water utilities and research institutes. To learn more about the network or to discuss how we can support your innovation testing, get in touch with one of our partners!



Charlotte Boeckaert   
+32 (0)14335006



DVGW Water Technology Center (TZW)
Beate Hambsch 
+49 (0)7219678220

Scottish Water

Scottish Water Horizons
Kerry Simcock
+44 (0)7824552014

James Hutton Limited

James Hutton Limited
Rodger McGovern            
+44 (0)3449285428


Centre of Expertise Water Technology
Jordi Moreno              
+31 (0)582100919


Emeric Frejafon 
+33 (0)238643316


Link to international networks and associations

The Water Test Network has connections with several international networks and associations of water organisations. This extended transnational network collaborates to promote the services of the Water Test Network (and vice versa). Together we work together to support innovation in the water industry, please contact us if you would like to learn more about the extended network or if you are interested in reaching out to these organisations.


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