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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2002-00123

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 752 920

  • EU contribution

    € 1 435 371

Coordinated by:

KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN

Netherlands

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.

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Coordinator

KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN

Address

Groningenhaven 7
3430 Bb Nieuwegein

Netherlands

Participants (10)

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

DEUTSCHE VEREINIGUNG DES GAS- UND WASSERFACHES E.V.

Germany

GIE ANJOU - RECHERCHE

France

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT SA

France

SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

Sweden

UNIVERSITY OF BONN MEDICAL CENTER

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Australia

VIVENDI WATER UK PLC

United Kingdom

WRC-NSF LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK1-CT-2002-00123

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 752 920

  • EU contribution

    € 1 435 371

Coordinated by:

KIWA NV - KEURINGSINSTITUUT VOOR WATERLEIDINGARTIKELEN

Netherlands