B-WARE

B-WARE Research Centre is a spin-off company of the Aquatic Ecology & Environmental Biology department at Radboud University Nijmegen's Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR).

Activities at B-WARE Research Centre focus on sustainability, and the centre anticipates the social need for innovative and applicable knowledge in the field of water and nature quality. B-WARE's specialises in conducting applied and strategic research into biogeochemical and ecological processes which are pivotal in ensuring the quality of nature and water management. In practice, the research places its primary focus on the dominant biogeochemical processes in high moorlands, low moorlands, lakes, pools, broads, stream valleys, polders and carrs (waterlogged woodland). This research uses cutting-edge knowledge and analysis techniques. Alongside its own analysis facilities, B-WARE can make use of the analysis tools at General Instrumentation (GI) at Radboud University Nijmegen.

In addition to desk research, its working method involves a combination of analyses in the field, organising and conducting field experiments and carrying out experiments under controlled laboratory conditions. As practice has shown, this working method guarantees that the advice provided by B-WARE, once applied in practice, has a maximum chance of success. The results obtained make a direct contribution to the development of new insights into nature and water management, in such a way that this expertise can be applied to benefit ecological recovery, ecological development and water storage activities.

Since its foundation in 2002, B-WARE Research Centre has been serving clients such as ministries, provinces, municipalities, provincial countryside associations, water boards, consultancy firms, conservationists and individual landowners.

B-WARE and RichWaterWorld
Within RichWaterWorld, B-WARE is contributing to the development of biocascade water purification which, after some minor adjustments, can be implemented across a large variety of landscapes. Biocascade water purification should mean that water storage and water retention can be combined with the development of valuable wetland areas. Water purification with the biocascade technique offers a customised solution to companies and public partners who must meet stricter discharge norms according to the European Water Framework Directive. In systems which are burdened by high nutrient concentrations, biocascade water purification could produce biomass for bioenergy and/or extract valuable materials such as enzymes and proteins.

B-Ware is contributing to: