As a national innovation platform jointly established by Shanghai SMI Water (Group) Co., Ltd and other 6 shareholders, Shanghai National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources Co., Ltd (NERC) is the running corporation of National Engineering Research Center of Urban Water Resources which is approved by National Development and Reform Commission, It undertakes researches into developing and applying new products, technologies and processes in water industry, cultivating talents and providing third-party testing services. NERC is steadily being constructed into Government’s advisor of policy and decision making, incubation center of technical innovation, cultivation base of advanced professionals and solid platform of international communication and cooperation in water industry.
It was certified as a high-tech enterprise in 2015.
Since its establishment in 2006, NERC has endeavored to develop the market to provide better services for the water industry. It has formed the “1+N” business model with talent cultivation at the core while R&D, water quality testing, water intelligentization, media and intelligence, and engineering consulting as the supplements.
NERC R&D team, including three research branches of raw water, water supply and drainage, has undertaken or participated in over 60 projects, such as National Water Pollution Control and Treatment Science and Technology Major Project, National High-tech R&D Program (863 Program) and Shanghai major science and technology projects. It has compiled 5 Shanghai local standards, acquired authorization of 18 national patents (6 utility patents) and 4 software copyrights, and won the first, second and third prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award for 4 times. Thus it provided significant technical supports for the construction and operation of major projects, such as the safe operation of water supply and drainage for 2010 Shanghai World Expo, Shanghai Qingcaosha Raw Water Project, Bailonggang Wastewater Treatment Plant and Shanghai Tower.
The water quality testing center of NERC has obtained CMA Certificate issued by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision. It is possessed of essential conditions and technical competence stipulated by relevant state laws and administrative regulations for water quality testing, with the testing capacity covering 106 items of national standard of drinking water, 109 of national surface water standard and over 50 of non-national standard. The water quality testing center collects water samples for detection from 3 raw water plants, 28 water treatment plants and 432 sites of the pipeline network. It also conducts water quality testing tasks assigned by national and local R&D projects and social organizations. It is a high-level and professional third-party testing institution in the domestic water industry.
The business scope of Shanghai Zhongyi Industrial Control Technology Co., Ltd covers computer software and hardware development, computer system and network integration, embedded system development, instrument and meter installation, electrical control design, mechanical and electrical equipment design and automation control system integration. By virtue of its advanced technology and high-quality service, the company has become widely acclaimed in the industry. It was certified as a high-tech enterprise in 2015.
Established in 1982 and included in Source Journals for Chinese Scientific and Technical Papers and Citations, the periodical of Water Purification Technology is jointly run by NERC and Shanghai Association of Water Purification. Depending on its relatively high profile and influence in water treatment industry, Water Purification Technology strives to build a third-party service platform, with the authoritative journal as the core carrier and academic exchange, consulting and assessment, technology promotion and innovation incubation as the business contents.
Entitled and branded by Shanghai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau as the training bases for advanced technical talents, Shanghai Chengtou Training Base of Water Purification and Shanghai Chengtou Training Base of Water Quality Testing are devoted to cultivating special high-skilled workers for the water industry.
Approved by the National Postdoctoral Management Committee of the Ministry of Personnel, the Postdoctoral Research Workstation Affiliated to NERC efforts to cultivate and provide a brain bank for the sustainable scientific innovation in water industry. Through undertaking R&D assignments from waterworks and participating in national and local key R&D projects, the in-station post-doctors are expected to gain abilities of transforming research results into products.
Centering on the significant technical demands of national and Shanghai water industry and putting emphasis on the recycling of urban water resources, NERC focuses on the technical needs occurring in the production and construction for assuring urban water quality safety and improving water environment. It makes continuous efforts on core technology development, achievement incubation, industrialization, talent cultivation and corporate culture building, and has formed an “One-Stop” industrialization mode in water industry, which includes technology development, technical service providing, technology transfer, technical exchange, technology consulting, engineering consulting, engineering design and water quality testing. It is expected to be constructed into a high-tech enterprise with high level, thus providing technical supports for the comprehensive development and utilization of water resources in Shanghai and Southern China.