The Health research programme revolves around the supply of a basic need: safe and healthy water of high quality. Our approach focuses on problems that threaten the provision of drinking water, such as urbanisation, increasing use of chemicals, climate change and evolving demographics.
Growth of microorganisms in (drinking) water can present risks to public health and lead to customer complaints, technical problems and exceedance of legal standards. Besides making an accurate diagnosis, KWR...Health
Emerging contaminants are a possible threat to the public health and environment. KWR develops smarter, more integrative, more efficient and cost-effective methods to measure and assess contaminants in water. This...Health
Water safety is vital. Citizens must be able to drink and swim in safe water, and farmers must be able to produce plant and animal products in a safe manner,...Health
Safe innovation and the water sector
Technological innovations can involve risks to (drinking) water and public health. Greater public awareness, and adequate risk assessment and management can create the right risk perception, and lead to public...