Working Groups

Hydreos’ strategy is implemented through working groups. These enable Hydreos to:

  • Discuss topics with experts
  • Identify actors and their needs
  • Help innovation projects/ideas to emerge
  • Direct the team’s actions

Water & Wellness

Water is crucial to our good health. It also has an impact on individuals’ wellness due to its specific properties: swimming, pools, thermal baths, etc. This means it contributes to a region’s appeal and tourist industry growth.

This working group helps highlight and work on the challenge of providing continuous water-related services and preventing any risk of deterioration in water quality.

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Environmental Engineering

The booming field of environmental engineering is an efficient and cost-effective way to protect ecosystems while preserving the environment.

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This working group looks at bacterial, mineral and organic deposits, and the questions around their typology, detection and elimination. It brings together researchers, manufacturers and local/regional authorities seeking solutions, and suppliers of preventive and curative technology. A study to evaluate technical and market progress in unconventional deposit restriction processes was carried out within the group.

Several innovation development projects (ANR, FUI, etc.) have been submitted and funded. Other project tracks are being put together.

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Sustainable Cities & Eco-Districts

This group brings together companies, research bodies and local/regional authorities interested in water management advances in new urban developments, on both a district and building scale. Its members prepare and support their innovations with initiatives such as:

  • A technical review of alternative rainwater management.
  • Technical Days events on rainwater management in sustainable cities.
  • Innovation fact sheets on heat exchangers using water resources as the energy source.

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This gathers together sensors manufacturers, research units, users and research/training bodies, and works on promoting inline measurement.

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Smart Water Networks

Divided into two sub-groups, the smart networks working group looks at drinking water aspects with topics including smart monitoring, water quality tracking, leak seeking, asset management, real time management and water purification, with a focus on using metrology in waste water transport and treatment. This group’s purpose is to create cross-overs between digital technology, artificial intelligence, data management, augmented reality and the water ecosystems.

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