Continuing to provide Flanders with sufficient water of good quality at a reasonable price is a major challenge. The key to success is an optimal cooperation between enterprises, researchers and government. The Flanders Knowledge Center Water (Vlakwa) is the driving force. As not-for-profit organisation Vlakwa is an independent link in the integrated water cycle.
At those areas in the market where the water problem constitutes a threat to the economy, Vlakwa looks for solutions. Vlakwa initiates, coordinates and facilitates. It does that in different ways:
- it collects and channels the needs of problem owners, answers their questions or brings them in contact with solution and product providers;
- it stimulates the exchange of knowledge and experience;
- it lists and joins the knowledge and technology which is present in Flanders about water and markets it abroad.