Also known as The French Water Cluster, Aqua-Valley brings together some 450 water companies and research institutes located across the country. The cluster helps its members identify potential partners and research projects in the areas of sustainable water consumption and treatment, dual use innovation and the collaborative re-use of water resources.
The cluster’s dual use and defence activities comprise 10% of its total activities, which Aqua-Valley supports with a strategy linked to the region’s smart specialisation strategy.
Aqua-Valley provides a range of support services for very small, small and medium-sized companies regarding partnering within France and internationally. Its members are involved in dual use and defence activities such as mobile water supply and treatment systems for France’s military and the country’s disaster and emergency services as well as for French NGOs.