Working together is the way forward

Year Review 2021

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Research Agenda

Bridging Science to Practice is the motto of KWR. Our researchers work at the intersection of science, business and society. We have built a solid reputation as an innovation accelerator and top international network builder.

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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.

  • Allied Waters

    Allied Waters

    Allied Waters is a public-private partnership (PPP) dedicated to commercialising game-changing innovations in the water cycle with the…

  • European research
    Research program

    European research

    KWR’s participation in Horizon 2020 and other European research projects underlines the importance that we, as an applied…

  • Watershare


    Watershare is a worldwide network of water research organisations and utilities dedicated to delivering equitable water solutions for…

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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Tessa Pronk
“The future presents us with more than enough challenges, like the growing number of microcontaminants. How can you trace their sources? And how do you determine the health hazards? I think it’s extremely valuable to contribute to this effort here as a researcher, in particular because at KWR we work with a variety of partners in translating the outcomes into practice.” Tessa Pronk Scientific researcher

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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.

KWR in numbers

  • 188
  • 75
    Male / Female
  • 211
  • 7971


The results of our scientific research are reflected in our publications. We believe it is important that our knowledge through publications both strengthens our scientific stature and benefits society.

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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Contact us

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

Postal address

Postbus 1072
3430 BB Nieuwegein

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