Membership model

Membership is open for the following types of members.


Being applied research institutes of an EU member state with critical mass and proven intellectual and professional leadership in the watercycle in Europe. Qualifying criteria include

  • Having a substantial impact on water cycle innovations (>50 FTE);
  • Being positioned between universities and utilities;
  • Having proven links with public water cycle stakeholders;
  • Representing different European (climate) zones.

University Partners (UP)

With first-of-class and relevant scientific expertise and a medium term financial and operational commitment (>5 years) to the goals of ARC.

Associated Partner (AP)

Being potential members of ARC, with a long term (>5 years) financial and operational commitment to qualify for full membership.