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Microbiological risk assessment: a scientific basis for managing drinking water safety from source to tap

Objective

This project will provide a harmonised framework and scientific basis for quantitative microbiological risk assessment of drinking water. Via a source-to-tap approach all stages in drinking water production will be included. The information on these stages will be combined into a safety-assessment of the water that is consumed. Uncertainty analysis is used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The outcome of the risk assessment is verified against the current knowledge on disease-incidence in Member States and data from outbreaks of waterborne disease. This approach has the benefit of providing water companies, regulators and consumers with insight in the level of consumer protection and the strength and weaknesses of the system installed to protect drinking water quality.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3430 BB Nieuwegein
Netherlands

Participants (10)

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
DEUTSCHE VEREINIGUNG DES GAS- UND WASSERFACHES E.V.
Germany
Address
Karlsruhe Strasse 84
76139 Karlsruhe
GIE ANJOU - RECHERCHE
France
Address
Rue D'anjou 52
75008 Paris
SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT SA
France
Address
Rue Du President Wilson 38
78230 Le Pecq Sur Seine
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vaeg 18
171 82 Solna
UNIVERSITY OF BONN MEDICAL CENTER
Germany
Address
Sigmund-freud-strasse 25
53127 Bonn
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
NR4 7TJ Norwich
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
Australia
Address
Kensington Campus
2052 University Of New South
VIVENDI WATER UK PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Blackwell House, Three Valleys Way
WD23 2LG Bushey
WRC-NSF LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Henley Road
SL7 2HD Marlow,bucks