By collaborating with universities, KWR is at the vanguard of scientific developments and their application in (drinking) water practice. Our investment in a lively dialogue with the scientific world is manifested in the high quality of our institute and staff. In essence, we want to create knowledge to make it available to water practice.
Bridging science, business and society
KWR’s solid position as the research institute for the water sector is evident in our intensive collaboration with universities in the Netherlands and abroad. The objective of this collaboration is to be at the vanguard of scientific developments and to apply them in (drinking) water practice. The collaboration with universities gives us access to more fundamental knowledge of processes and techniques, and allows us to broaden our own field of work by sharing knowledge.
Universities in the Netherlands and abroad
The research within KWR is partially conducted in collaboration with third parties, including clients and universities. A number of our staff members hold part-time positions as lecturers or professors at universities of renown. Moreover, such connections with universities make it possible under specific circumstances for doctoral candidates to carry out their work on-location at KWR. We also work with the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) – notably Technology Foundation STW, and Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) – in developing programmes with universities.
Our investment in a lively dialogue with the scientific world is manifested in the high quality of our institute and staff. We are known for our international stature, quality and forward thinking.
Making high-quality knowledge available for water practice
In our collaboration with universities, we strive after a strong scientific profile with a powerful resonance for the water companies. We create knowledge through high-quality scientific research. Making this knowledge available for water practice is central. When it comes to seeking patent protection for this knowledge, our policy is restrained. Indeed, we make every effort to share, publicise and make our knowledge implementable, and to strengthen and extend the reputation of our stakeholders. We want to promote innovation in society using the best knowledge available.