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Wetsus, European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology is a facilitating intermediary for trendsetting know-how development. Wetsus creates a unique environment and strategic cooperation for development of profitable and sustainable state of the art water treatment technology.

The inspiring and multidisciplinary collaboration between companies and research institutes from all over Europe in Wetsus results in innovations that contribute significantly to the solution of the global water problems. Wetsus’ scientific research program is defined by the private and public water sector.

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Wetsus Research

The research objective of Wetsus is to develop innovative and sustainable water technology. In our vision, this technology must be:

  • based on process technology
  • a potential breakthrough solution
  • emission free
  • part of an endless cycle (cradle to cradle)
  • introduced into society by entrepreneurs

All info about the research at Wetsus can be found here.

The research facilities are excellent.

The research involves many different scientific disciplines and focuses on the following five main research areas in clean water production and waste water treatment:

  • New water sources
  • Sustainable water supply
  • Waste water treatment and reuse
  • Reuse and production of components and energy from water
  • Detection of pathogens and micro/nano pollutants

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Summary research excellence Wetsus

  • Ca. 60 publications per year
  • In journals with high impact factor
  • Citations 2,2 times average
  • Institute has a “very high impact” based on “Van Raan” criterion
  • Dissemination is stimulated.
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation
  • Intensive industrial collaboration

At the moment about 65 PhD’s work at Wetsus from all over the world. 63% of the staff and researchers are from outside The Netherlands.

Learn about our PhD programme by one of our own PhD students, Olga Sojka here:

For more information about Wetsus see www.wetsus.eu.

“HR excellence in Research”

Wetsus has earned the recognition “HR excellence in Research” The action plan that Wetsus made to obtain this will be implemented in the coming years.    
The European Commission wants to promote openness and transparency on labour markets for researchers. To this end, Wetsus has drawn up a charter and code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers. These documents contribute to making an academic career more appealing and to promoting employment.

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