High standards of fresh water quality must be achieved and maintained not only to cater for the safe supply of drinking water but also to minimize the risk of waterborne diseases contamination and dissemination (e.g. dysentery, cholera, legionnella, Hepatitis A, polio, ...). Molecular diagnostic tests are more and more widely used to detect and identify waterborne disease agents.

The cost-effective treatment of effluent water is also paramount in supplying populations with high quality fresh water. High throughput sequencing and metagenomics helps in gaining a better understanding of the microorganisms which positively impact on each step of the water cleaning process. The key idea is to favour the development and multiplication of the beneficial microorganisms while depleting the less favourable ones.

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