AquaNES Fast innovative monitoring systems for various contaminants in cNES
“Water systems worldwide are confronted with thousands of known and unknown emerging compounds as well as difficult to analyse microorganisms. Furthermore, water systems and treatment technologies can transfer or even amplify antibiotic resistant bacteria and / or their genes. Therefore, water service providers, especially providers of drinking water and irrigation water, face a major challenge and are under great pressure to deliver safe and affordable water services to a growing population.
Water quality and treatment performance are generally required to be assessed for a limited set of individual parameters using classic tools and methods. These methods might result in an incomplete assessment, considering the scope, sensitivity and/or speed of detection. Room is now given in the Drinking Water Directive to develop a risk based monitoring program. Customizing monitoring gives the freedom to exclude irrelevant parameters and apply alternative tools, but requires tools to evaluate the output of these tools. Innovative tools can be used for this as long as they are robust, come with risk based thresholds and are accepted by regulators.”
(Citation: ter Laak, T.L., van Wezel, A.P., Brunner, A.M., Dingemans, M.M.L., et al. – AquaNES Fast innovative monitoring systems for various contaminants in cNES – D4.3 (2019))