science to practice
in the water cycle

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Research agenda

Towards a Water-wise World

Climate change, pollution, population growth, the future presents us with problems directly related to the water cycle. KWR generates knowledge to enable the water sector to operate water-wisely. Our scientific findings and the resulting practical innovations contribute, worldwide, to a sustainable water cycle and the sustainable development goals of the UN.

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Subjects & projects

KWR’s foundation is the knowledge we develop on the basis of our leading, applied scientific research into the water cycle. We are experts in a wide range of specialist fields and we inspire the water sector to define its research issues and questions. Together, we build the knowledge needed to address complex water challenges.


We collaborate with water companies, universities and businesses, both in the Netherlands and internationally. In such a context, as a researcher, you’ll find it interesting to be a connecting link and to shape the development of knowledge.

    Our experts

    The people who work at KWR are pushing the boundaries of water science. Professional specialists who employ their expertise to solve clients’ water-practice problems. By being curious, forward-thinking and on the lookout for opportunities, our researchers are able, time and again, to develop new knowledge.

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    Tools & Products

    Together with the water sector, we have developed a solid knowledge base. We are building an international reference framework of successful tools and products. And we seek out partnerships with market players for the commercialisation of market-ready products.

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    Our publications

    In the library of KWR you’ll find all public reports, peer-reviewed papers, theses, articles from journals and public media.

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    KWR Water Research Institute is the trade name of KWR Water B.V.

    +31 (0)30 606 9511

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    Groningenhaven 7
    3433 PE Nieuwegein

    +31 (0)30 606 9511

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    Postbus 1072
    3430 BB Nieuwegein

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