KWR Watercycle Research Institute (Netherlands)


KWR is based in the Netherlands and is the research institute for the Dutch drinking water sector, KWR’s current shareholders. Unique in the world, this collaboration of the water supply companies in the Netherlands has resulted in a powerful knowledge base and an extensive collective memory for the drinking water sector, developed over more than 60 years.

KWR Watercycle Research Institute assists society in optimally organising and using the water cycle by:

  • Creating knowledge through top-quality research;
  • Building bridges between science, business and society;
  • Promoting societal innovation by applying the best knowledge available.

KWR creates top-quality new knowledge through goal-oriented research. Our researchers combine this new knowledge with their own knowledge and experience already at their disposal through KWR’s extensive network. KWR’s research focuses on four important themes: Healthy, Sustainable, Advanced and Efficient water.