Enabling technologies are inventions or innovations that can be applied to drive (radical) change in the capabilities of society, ecosystems and the built environment. Enabling technologies are characterized by the rapid development of subsequent derivative technologies, often in diverse fields. These technologies comprise a collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or services, or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
Genomic techniques are developing at a very rapid pace in health, life, forensic and environmental science. These techniques provide very interesting new prospects for the water sector: fast detection of...Enabling technologies
Hydroinformatics is the application of information technology in its broadest sense on water-cycle related issues, combining technological, sociological and environmental perspectives. Hydroinformatics is about having the required data and the...Enabling technologies
Innovative water treatment technologies
Drinking water treatment is subject to many demands and, today, the challenges it faces are becoming increasingly complex – for instance, the increased occurrence of emerging contaminants, salinisation and antimicrobial...Enabling technologies
Even if the Netherlands has a superbly functioning drinking water network, parts of it are aged and will need to be renewed in the years ahead. During the process, both...Enabling technologies
New materials and technologies
Detecting and removing emerging contaminants calls for advanced materials and technologies. KWR develops knowledge about new materials and technologies to detect and remove emerging contaminants in the water cycle. We...