Research agenda

Sustainability

To ensure our continued access to water into the future, we have to manage the watercycle sustainably. The Sustainable Water cycle research programme focuses on questions concerning water-wise management: How can we sustainably manage our freshwater sources? How can we deal with extreme precipitation and drought caused by climate change? And how can we achieve a climate-neutral watercycle in a circular economy?

To ensure our continued access to water into the future, we have to manage the watercycle sustainably. The Sustainable Water cycle research programme focuses on questions concerning water-wise management: How can we sustainably manage our freshwater sources? How can we deal with extreme precipitation and drought caused by climate change? And how can we achieve a climate-neutral watercycle in a circular economy?

Sustainability

  • Sustainable use of freshwater resources
    Sustainability

    Sustainable use of freshwater resources

    Access to sufficient and clean freshwater is not a given. Globally, the water sector is confronted with ever-increasing water security challenges and the need to use freshwater sources in a...

  • Climate change and resilience
    Sustainability

    Climate change and resilience

    The water sector needs practice-oriented research to help it confront the wide-ranging consequences of climate change. KWR meets this need through knowledge development and practical tools that help assess the...

  • Sustainable energy
    Sustainability

    Sustainable energy

    There is a worldwide drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and shift to cleaner, more sustainable energy sources. Within the energy transition, water plays an important role. At the interface...

  • Sustainable resources
    Sustainability

    Sustainable resources

    The circular economy is the alternative to the current – essentially linear – economy. While the linear economy is based on the ‘take, make, dispose’ approach to materials and energy,...