Research agenda

Health

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.

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.

Health

  • Biological activity
    Health

    Biological activity

    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...

  • Emerging contaminants
    Health

    Emerging contaminants

    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...

  • Microbial safety
    Health

    Microbial safety

    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,...

  • Safe innovation and the water sector
    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...