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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.

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  • Biological activity
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    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 makes sure that microbial safety can be managed safely. This helps the drinking water sector, industry and government ensure good procedures with...

  • Emerging contaminants
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    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 helps the water sector to perform human and environmental risk assessments of emerging contaminants, and make decisions about water treatment. Emerging contaminants...

  • Microbial safety
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    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, meeting all international standards. All these water resources, including reused water, must be managed safely. Microbial safety means water for which the...

  • Safe innovation and the water sector
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    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 acceptance of the innovations. By means of research, the water sector wants to proactively determine the connections between the opportunities, the safety...