Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (WADER)

The Department of Science and Technology (DST), in collaboration with the Water Research Commission (WRC), has established the Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (WADER) to pull together the applied research and development and pre-commercialisation stages of the water innovation continuum. Acting as an innovation intermediary the Programme’s mission is to facilitate high-level, collaborative technology demonstrators from public and private sectors to maximise the potential of the water innovation value chain.

WADER promotes the early adoption of promising technologies and accelerates innovation in the water sector by showcasing technologies that have gone through a credible assessment process. Through a series of open calls for water technologies - which are in the emerging, pre-commercial or newly commercialised stages of diffusion - innovative water and sanitation technologies will be identified, evaluated and showcased to interested parties like municipalities and industry.