Pôle Aqua-Valley

Presentation

Pole Aqua-Valley brings together a network of over 210 members (businesses, research and training organisations, voluntary groups), principally within the Occitanie and Sud-PACA regions, an area home to one of the largest number of researchers and enterprises within the water industry.

Pole Aqua-Valley’s main objective is to contribute to the rapid expansion of micro enterprises and SMEs through active networks, sharing resources, and developing collective action across the entire range of professions within the water industry.

Through its approach to regional economic development, Aqua-Valley promotes all branches of the water industry. The Pole (cluster) accompanies its members on a range of issues such as market development, innovation, skills development, partnerships and international development. 

A wide range of expertise over the full Water Cycle :

  • Water Treatment
  • Networks and Distribution
  • Wastewater Collection and Treatment
  • Reuse and Recycling
  • Monitoring & Analysis
  • Risks Management
  • Engineering & Consultancy Services

…serving water related markets:

  • Urban – Rural areas
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • Well-being – Leisure – Health
  • Natural Environment

Founding member of France Water Team

Aqua-Valley is a founding member of France Water Team, a national competitivity cluster for the water sector, alongside the clusters of DREAM Eau & Milieux, and HYDREOS.

 

This national competitivity cluster for the water sector enables the delivery of innovation and growth objectives for stakeholders within the national water industry and also at European and international level, developing an enhanced interface with institutional players across these three different levels.

Strategic themes

Centred on the interactions between global changes and the water cycle, Pole Aqua-Valley is a regional cluster which responds to these issues through 4 strategic themes:

  • Theme 1: Identification and mobilisation of resources
  • Theme 2: Participative resource management
  • Theme 3: Water reuse (all sources)
  • Theme 4: Societal and institutional approaches (cross-cutting)

Why join Aqua-Valley?

  1. Become part of a network of key water industry stakeholders and benefit from increased visibility within the sector
  2. Develop growth through access to personalised services
  3. Structure project finance
  4. Boost innovative & collaborative projects
  5. Participate in European consortia projects
  6. Target key international markets
  7. Develop links with key public sector decision makers
  8. Benefit from the France Water Team Network and related services to accelerate skills development

Contact : administration@aqua-valley.com – 04 34 88 34 43

GOVERNANCE

The governance of Pole Aqua-Valley is composed of several interacting structures.

Board

The governing Board plans and delivers Aqua-Valley’s general strategy as well as the associated strategic action programmes (evolving functions, widening remit, new memberships, budget, communication, preparation of performance-based contracts, monitoring of objectives, etc.).

The Board is the main management structure representing Pole Aqua-Valley. Secretariat functions and support services are provided by the Bureau.

Board: Composition

Business Clusters Division

  • ACRI-IN, Philippe BARDEY, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • ALTEREO, Jean-François CLOSET, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • ARTELIA, Sébastien PAILHES, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • BIO-UV GROUP, Benoit GILLMANN, Vice-Président PME
  • BIOTOPE, Anne Lise MELKI, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • BRL, Jean-François BLANCHET, Vice-Président ETI
  • EDF, Vincent RENOUARD, Trésorier Adjoint
  • ENTECH INGENIEURS CONSEILS, Yves COPIN, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • ENVILYS, Alexandre DURAND, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • IFTS, Vincent EDERY, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • IMECA PROCESS, Gauthier POUDEVIGNE Trésorier
  • IRRIFRANCE, Noumane AIDI, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • DRALAM, Marie-Armelle BORIES, Secrétaire
  • SAINT GOBAIN PAM, Jean-Luc ERBETTA, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • SOCIETE DU CANAL DE PROVENCE, Jean-Marc PHILIP, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • SUEZ EAU FRANCE, Christophe AUDOUIN, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • VEOLIA EAU, Sylvain BOUCHER, Président

 

 

Research & Training & Academic Clusters Division

  • AIX MARSEILLE UNIVERSITE, Nicolas ROCHE, Secrétaire adjoint
  • BRGM, Ariane BLUM, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • CNRS, Laurent JAMMES, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • IM2E, Éric SERVAT, Vice-Président R&D
  • IRD, Patrick LACHASSAGNE, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • INRAE, Patrice GARIN, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • UNIVERSITÉ FÉDÉRALE DE TOULOUSE MIDI-PYRÉNÉES, Mathieu SPERANDIO, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTPELLIER, Philippe AUGE, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration

 

 

Business Clusters and Associations Division

  • DREAM Eau & Milieux, Daniel PIERRE, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration
  • EA ECO-ENTREPRISES, Nicolas VINCENT, Vice-Président Clusters et association d’entreprises
  • HYDREOS, Michel FICK, Titulaire Conseil d’Administration

Bureau

The Bureau prepares the Aqua-Valley Board meetings and ensures the follow up of tasks and missions defined by the Board.

The Bureau is composed of 9 members of the governing Board.

 

 

 

Bureau: Composition
  • VEOLIA, Sylvain BOUCHER, Président
  • BRL, Jean-François BLANCHET, Vice-Président ETI
  • BIO-UV GROUP, Benoît GILLMANN, Vice-Président PME
  • IM2E, Éric SERVAT, Vice-Président Recherche & Formation & Clusters académiques
  • EA ECO-ENTREPRISES, Nicolas VINCENT, Vice-Président Clusters et association d’entreprises
  • IMECA Process, Gauthier POUDEVIGNE, Trésorier
  • EDF, Vincent RENOUARD, Trésorier-adjoint
  • DRALAM, Marie-Armelle BORIES, Secrétaire
  • AIX MARSEILLE UNIVERSITE, Nicolas ROCHE, Secrétaire adjoint

 

Project Evaluation Committee (PEC)

The PEC, part of Pole Aqua’s governance structure, carries out the evaluation of projects submitted for endorsement by France Water Team, the competitivity cluster for the water sector.

The PEC is composed of 20 experts (10 representatives from the economic sector and 10 representatives from Academia & the scientific community).

 

This Committee monitors the pertinence of the projects proposed, and examines the coherence and complementarity between finance and policies implemented across the regions.

 

Of the 20 PEC members, 10 sit on the Committee, with the remaining 10 members acting in their capacity as substitute members.

Composition du Comité d’Évaluation de Projets :

 

  • Valérie BORRELL, HYDROSCIENCES MONTPELLIER
  • Pascale CHIRON, ENI TARBES *
  • Jean-Henri FERRASSE, AMU-M2P2 *
  • Jérôme LABILLE, CEREGE
  • Catherine GONZALEZ, ECOLE DES MINES D’ALES
  • Jean-Christophe MARECHAL, BRGM
  • Pierre-Olivier MALATERRE, INRAE *
  • Marc HERAN, IEM-UM *, Président du CEP
  • Philippe BEHRA, INP TOULOUSE
  • Etienne PAUL, INSA
  • Claire ALBASI, CNRS
  • Jean-François CLOSET, G2C ALTEREO 
  • Christian FAURE, SOCIETE DU CANAL DE PROVENCE *
  • Stéphane TROESCH, EPUR NATURE
  • Hassen HICHRI, BIOFAQ LABORATOIRES *
  • Wilfrid BALMER, ALCIMEX
  • Emmanuel TROUVE, NEREUS *
  • Jean-Michel CITEAU, BRLi
  • Nourad ABIDINE, ABC MEMBRANES
  • Jérôme DEPASSE, ADICT SOLUTIONS

Légende : * titulaires au Comité de Labellisation FWT

Commissions

Aqua-Valley operates through 10 Technical Commissions which revolve around the 4 strategic themes. Reflections from the Committees feed into and help shape new projects. Their work brings together businesses and academics to construct and deliver a programme of actions and projects for Aqua-Valley.

10 Technical Commissions

 

  • Management / Finance
  • Communication, Web Tools, Exhibitions, Promotion
  • Innovation and R&D
  • Regulations, Standards, Lobbying, Marketing, Technology
  • Trade Events
  • Development at International Level
  • Links with Decision Makers
  • Building Institutional Networks
  • Financial Planning and Skills Development
  • Training & Skills Development
Thematic Commissions and Working Groups (WG)

Each Technical Commission can organise Thematic Commissions or Working Groups (WG) on a specific subject. These Thematic Commissions are complementary to the main Commissions:

  • Membranes Commission
  • Sensors & Metrology Commission
  • Water Resources Commission (Strategic Themes 1 & 2)
  • ReUse Commission – Wastewater Reuse (Strategic Theme 3)

 

The Commissions and Working Groups are open to all members, with participation being on a voluntary basis according to personal interest.

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