Foresighting reports

Under the Interreg North West Europe Water Test Network Project, partners have created three foresight reports:

These reports set out ideas, challenges and influences impacting on each of the above subject areas in Europe. Our aim for these reports are to set out ways in which transforming the water and wastewater sector can be approached, exploited and improved upon by SME’s with cutting edge technologies and knowledge.

Regulatory roadmap

The Water Test Network developed a Regulatory Roadmap to guide SMEs to the respected authorities on water regulations, specifications and guidance within North West Europe.
The Roadmap is a tool for SMEs to use as a means of speeding up the process of investigating regulations, specifications and guidance in North West Europe before, during and after entering the Water Test Network process, or in standalone projects. For SMEs, the Roadmap can create talking points, help the direction of a project and alleviate concerns when attempting to launch a new product.
When the Roadmap is opened, it is designed to run in a flow structure, only showing the information dependant on your selection. By selecting the small tab displaying a number, the Roadmap will expand, showing options to select the next part of the process. Continue to do this until you have the option to select an organisation. By selecting the organisations tab, the organisations website will open, giving you the option to search the site for the organisation’s regulations, specifications and guidance.

View the Regulatory Roadmap

Report on Regional Innovation Systems for Water Technology

This is a report gathering together insights into models and support mechanisms which regions can use to realise the innovation system for water technology. The report was created as part of the Long-Term Deliverables under the Interreg North West Europe Water Test Network Project. It sets out a conceptual model for Regional Innovation Systems for Water Technology and provides information on various factors which influence the relative strengths of a Regional Innovation System, such as policy programs, education and learning and R&D Infrastructure, such as our network of testing facilities. To read the Report please click here.

Download the report