Idsart Dijkstra is the manager of the Water Quality and Health department and a member of the management team. He structures part of KWR’s total policy and development, he provides content for and guides the knowledge group, including the chemical and microbiological laboratory. Over the past years, Idsart worked on professionalising the department and in particular the laboratories, by means of e.g. a business plan, implementing LIMS and initiating the ‘KWR better with own laboratories’ process. By adding focus, he is working on clear profiling of the knowledge group by means of e.g. positioning research in Emerging Compounds, Water Safety Plans and Hydrogenomics. Idsart is the treasurer of the WHO Collaborating Centre and Test Lab for Household Water Treatment Systems, and developed the international knowledge management model Watershare®.