Enabling technologies onderwerpen

Enabling technologies

Enabling technologies

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.

Enabling technologies onderwerpen

  • Hydrogenomics
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    Hydrogenomics

    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 pathogens; determination of the relation between opportunistic pathogens in water and patients; and deeper insight into microbial communities and their function in...

  • Hydroinformatics
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    Hydroinformatics

    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 necessary tools to understand our water environment, design and operate resilient water infrastructure, engage stakeholders throughout the water value chain, and help...

  • Innovative water treatment technologies
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    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 resistant bacteria in drinking water sources. KWH’s multifaceted expertise in the field of water treatment technologies addresses a number of the questions...

  • Future-proof networks
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    Future-proof networks

    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 the costs and the benefits involved for the water sector should be considered. This provides the opportunity for the creation of future-proof...

  • New materials and technologies
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    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 also disseminate this knowledge, enabling its valorisation. When monitoring water quality, the water sector can thus respond to any changes in a...