KWR Watercycle Research Institute B.V. (Coordinator)

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Institution Description: 

KWR is the Dutch research institute for the drinking water sector, which is also their current shareholders. Unique in the world, this collaboration among the Dutch water supply companies has resulted in a powerful knowledge base and an extensive collective memory (> 60 years) for the drinking water sector. We develop and unlock relevant knowledge about the small water cyclel, from water systems to water technology and (clean) water quality. Our objective is to provide the water sector with the means to identify and effectively meet the challenges of our time, ranging from climate change and the increasing amount of contaminants to the growing pressure to use space intensively and for multiple purposes. KWR works together with other leading research institutes and partners inside and outside the Netherlands. KWR has managed and conducted the Joint Research Programme of the Dutch Water Sector for more than thrity years with an annual budget of 6.5 million euro.

Involvement in DEMEAU: 

KWR acts as Project Coordinator for the DEMEAU project and serves as Work Area leader of WA 2 (Ceramic membranes) and WA7 (Project Management). In addition, KWR will lead WP 12, WP 22, WP 31, WP 43 and contribute to WP 11, WP 32, WP 41, WP 42, WP 52 and WP 61.