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Status
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Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre on Water Quality and Health

Director / Head: 
  Prof, Dr Wim van Vierssen
  Dr Gertjan Medema




Institution:
  Water Quality and Health Knowledge Group
  KWR Watercycle Research Institute
Address:
  Groningenhaven 7
  3433
  PE
Town:
  Nieuwegein
Country:
  NETHERLANDS
Region:
  EURO
Phone:
  +31 30 60 69 511
Fax:
 
Web Site:
  http://www.kwrwater.nl
Date of Designation:
  18/Dec/2013
Last Redesignation:
  18/Dec/2017
Expiry:
  18/Dec/2021
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1: To serve as a testing laboratory and resource for the WHO Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment, and the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation  
  2. 2: To provide technical support and inputs to harmonized water quality management guidelines and supporting documents 
  3. 3: To provide and contribute to efforts to strengthen technical capacity of national water quality laboratories 
  4. 4: To provide technical support and expertise on water- and environment-related aspects of antimicrobial resistance 
  5. 5: To provide support in dissemination of WHO guidance to the water sector via joint WHO/IWA workshops at international IWA conferences 
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Subjects:
  1. Water & sanitation 
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Providing technical advise to WHO 
  2. Product development (guidelines; manual; methodologies; etc.) 
  3. Training and education 
WHO Outputs:
  3.5.2 - Norms and standards established and guidelines developed for environmental and occupational health risks and benefits associated with, for example, air and noise pollution, chemicals, waste, water and sanitation, radiation, nanotechnologies and climate change
  3.5.3 - Public health objectives addressed in implementation of multilateral agreements and conventions on the environment and in relation to the proposed sustainable development goals and the post-2015 development agenda
  5.2.3 - Implementation oversight of the draft global action plan on antimicrobial resistance, including surveillance and development of national and regional plans
Responsible Officer:
  MAJURU Batsirai
Phone:
  +41 22 791 3946
Email:
  majurub@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  SCHMOLL Oliver
Phone:
  +49 228 8150476
Email:
  schmollo@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork