Associated partners add their expertise and help the consortium connect with society. Typically, associated partners are more geared towards implementation, and all have committed to participating in consortium projects and to providing ad-hoc expertise. In the future, associated partners may decide to become members, and additional associated partners may be invited to join.
TNO – Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research
TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research, is an independent research organisation that services both business and government. TNO’s 2600 professionals connect people and knowledge to create competitive and sustainable innovations. In collaboration with partners, TNO works in five domains, including low-carbon energy systems and dynamic urban regions and infrastructure. It is one of six ‘knowledge and innovation communities’ of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent body set up by the EU in 2008 to spur innovation and entrepreneurship in order to overcome European challenges.
Sweco is the leading architecture and engineering consultancy firm in Europe. With 14,500 employees in Europe Sweco carries out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. The mission of Sweco is to plan and design the communities and cities of the future. Sweco considers climate change an important trend and therefore an opportunity to redesign the urban environment. Sweco aims at a thorough understanding of future needs and has the expertise and experience to work on projects related to climate adaptation. We closely cooperate with the public sector, knowledge institutes and the private sector.
Climate Adaptation Services is a non-profit provider of user-centred visualisation tools for anticipating effects of climate change. Visualisation tools include a ‘climate effect atlas’, an ‘interactive climate atlas’ and ‘story maps’. CAS supports governments, policy makers and professionals in gaining an understanding of (local) climate impacts and provides methods and tools to support the process of spatial adaptation.
CAS builds on the Knowledge for Climate (KfC) programme, a 2008-2014 national, government-funded research collaboration between Utrecht University, Wageningen University, VU Amsterdam, KNMI, Deltares and TNO. CAS continues to integrate climate scenarios and data from public and private knowledge players.
A cooperative global food & agri bank, Rabobank fully recognises the importance of climate change. In 2015, the bank pledged to promote higher energy efficiency, a circular economy, lower greenhouse gas emissions and the use of more renewable energy in housing and real estate, in food- and agribusiness, and in other high-carbon or energy-intensive industry sectors. In coming years, Rabobank will work with major agricultural clients in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to make agriculture more climate friendly and help it adapt to climate change.
FutureWater is a research and consulting organization that combines scientific research with practical solutions for water management. It develops tools for decision support, and provides practical solutions in water resources management. FutureWater works with partners around the world at the global, national or local level. Its projects address water for food, energy, irrigation, water excess, water shortage, climate change, and river basin management. The company specializes in quantitative methods based on simulation models, geographic information systems and satellite observations to assess impacts of floods, droughts, irrigation, hydropower, and food production. FutureWater works with leading universities and research institutes in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Partners include the World Bank, the African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. The company has offices in Wageningen and Cartagena.
HydroLogic is a new-generation water management company that contributes to solving water problems resulting from climate change and urbanisation by using innovative information and communication technologies (ICT). Its mission is to empower water managers in their day-to-day work by providing reliable meteorological and water data, hydrologic simulation models, user-friendly software and in-depth knowledge of strategic and operational water management. HydroLogic has developed the award-winning HydroNET system, a web-based system that transforms weather and water data into actionable information visualised in online Water Control Rooms, enabling water professionals to take informed sustainable water management decisions. HydroLogic employs a partnering business model and has offices in Amersfoort and Delft.
Weather Impact is a consultancy global that specializes in advising clients with weather sensitive operations on the risks of extreme weather and climate change. The company was established in 2014 by meteorology and hydrology experts from Wageningen University and TU Delft.