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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:
  +31 30 60 61 165
Web Site:
  http://www.kwrwater.nl
Date of Designation:
  18/Dec/2013
Last Redesignation:
  18/Dec/2013
Expiry:
  18/Dec/2017
Terms of Reference:
  1. 1. To provide technical support and inputs to harmonized water quality management guidelines and supporting documents  
  2. 2. To develop and contribute to tools to support implementation of water quality guidelines and recommendations 
  3. 3. To provide specialized training on microbial and chemical water quality & risk assessment 
  4. 4. To serve as a testing laboratory and resource for the WHO Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment 
  5. 5. To provide technical support and expertise in responding to waterborne disease  
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Subjects:
  1. Water & sanitation 
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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:
  Ower: 8.1 - Evidence-based assessments made, and norms and standards formulated and updated on major environmental hazards to health (e.g., poor air quality, chemical substances, electromagnetic fields, radon, poor-quality drinking-water and waste-water reuse)
  Ower: 8.2 - Technical support and guidance provided to Member States for the implementation of primary prevention interventions that reduce environmental hazards to health, enhance safety and promote public health, including in specific settings (e.g. workplaces, homes or urban settings) and among vulnerable population groups (e.g. children).
 
Responsible Officer:
  MONTGOMERY Margaret
Phone:
  +41 22 79 14430

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