TNAV, the Flanders Water Technology Network was created in 2003 with the support of IWT-Vlaanderen, the Flemish government agency for Innovation by science and technology, nowadays fused under the name Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen. The network welcomes any company involved in water technologies, either directly or indirectly, with operations in Belgium. In 2018 the name TNAV changed to watercircle.be.
The network aims to improve the competitiveness of member companies through (the promotion of) innovation. TNAV also supports and counsels companies looking for financial funding and advice from Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen. Together with its members TNAV is actively involved in several research projects and strives for cooperation with other organisations wherever possible. As a technology watch, TNAV anticipates developments in water related technologies.
TNAV is proud to count a growing number of extraordinary members within its ranks, most of these being research centres (university colleges and institutes such as VITO i.e. the Flanders Public Institute for Technological Development). The Flow of Technology-baseline chosen by TNAV stands for their input, culminating in the annual Academia-Meets-Industry event.
Currently TNAV has over 90 members, including more than 70 companies and more than 20 research centers.