Het Waterlaboratorium: the ideal collaboration partner for research institutions

Het Waterlaboratorium has expertise in the field of effective research methods for the water quality and the preparation of drinking water. This expertise is complementary to the knowledge of research institutions, such as universities and knowledge institutions, and therefore can contribute in projects and subsidy programs.

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Het Waterlaboratorium is seen as an ideal collaboration partner for expanding knowledge and for carrying out concrete research projects in the field of water quality. We have our own research program that can be incorporated into subsidy programs or partnerships, so that synergy can be created. Besides, many years of experience and the efficient organization of Het Waterlaboratorium allows usage of sampling, data analysis and logistics. Advanced and specialized techniques enable analyzing large numbers of samplers. Access to interesting research locations in the drinking water sector are also being offered by Het Waterlaboratorium.

The approach of Het Waterlaboratorium is to focus on relevant and practical research questions, while having an open-minded view on new or more advanced methods for working on a more effective way. The advisors of Het Waterlaboratorium are happy to assist in new projects and implementation of new research. Besides, Het Waterlaboratorium has a flexible laboratory process which is suitable for complex or deviating matrices, or special situations that often arise in (fundamental) research.


Examples of cooperation partners

  • TI-COAST. Collaboration of knowledge institutions, research institutes and the chemical industry to stimulate research in the field of analytical chemistry. Several research projects have been carried out, for example in the field of microplastics.
  • TU-DelftCollaboration to conduct joint research into micro-pollutants in the urban water cycle. For example, pilot research into the removal of pharmaceutical residues in sewage treatment plants with new and advanced treatment techniques (activated carbon, zeolites, advanced oxidation, cyclodextrins, etc.). Joint research has also been conducted into the effects of membrane technology on the biological stability of drinking water.
  • VU Amsterdam and the Institute for Environmental Issues. Research into the human and ecotoxicological effects of foreign substances to the environment and identification of harmful substances through an effect-oriented approach. An HT-EDA platform has been realized through collaboration. See also Project RoutinEDA, Corine Houtman.  
  • Wageningen Universiteit and IMARES. Contribution to environmental toxicological research in simulated ecosystems with chemical analyses on a trace level (nanograms per liter).