The strategy to achieve the objective has 3 spearheads.
Spearhead: Gather and disseminate knowledge
- Management and maintenance of a water quality monitoring network for the detection of (undesirable) quality changes, assessment of IAWR target values and the substantiation of wishes and requirements. The data come from member companies, governments and to a limited extent from their own additional research.
- Research (experimental or via desktop studies) into substances and / or organisms that are relevant to member companies (properties, presence, quantities, discharges, toxicity …). This also concerns quantitative research (eg on the consequences of climate change and hydrological interventions in water management).
- In a separate consultation between RIWA, KWR, RIVM and RWS, measurement efforts and research are coordinated or bundled. Via the IAWR the plans are discussed in Germany and research is combined and coordinated.