Some of the world's most reputable and leading research organisations have established an international water research alliance: the Global Water Research Coalition.

The major challenges confronting the water industry across the world such as climate change, energy efficiency, sustainability and the protection of drinking water quality and therefore public health, are global in nature and transcend both national and continental boundaries. It is only through global collaboration that the water industry will be able to address these challenges.


The Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2002 and serving as a collaborative mechanism for water research.

GWRC Brochure

In depth information about the Global Water Research Coalition (GWRC) organisation in a concise brochure.

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State of Science Report on "In Vitro Bioassays" Current Status and Future Application for Water Management

Lead agent: Global Water Research Coalition
Prepared by: Shane A. Snyder and Frederic D.L. Leusch

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Fact Sheet on Microplastics

There is currently very little knowledge and expertise on microplastic residues in drinking water and its potential impact. Virtually no research has been conducted so far as most of the research to date has been undertaken on the impacts in the marine environment.

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Global Summary on Phosphorus Recovery

This factsheet contains general information on specific technologies, recovery concepts and regional aspects regarding the implementation.

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