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.

FACT SHEET (updated 26 May 2020)


The COVID-19 Virus - "Water, Sanitation and Wastewater Management" -

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Report on "The Digital Water Utility of the Future"

This report defines the many components of digitalisation and provides detailed descriptions of the opportunities and risks, and enablers and barriers.



Fact Sheet on Microplastics

Nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today. Plastic just breaks into smaller and smaller pieces - it never truly breaks down...

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"Effect based monitoring (EBM) for the assessment of risks for low-level mixtures of chemicals in water on man and the environment".

The main added value of this GWRC project is to combine substance based to effect-based monitoring   tools to capture any adverse toxic pathways missing from current substance   based targeting...

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