This Eureka project is part of the Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI) programme, which falls within the domain of Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and is funded by Health Holland in the Netherlands and the Department of Science and Technology in South Africa.

The project would not have been possible without the contributions from our subsidy providers, and also the entire Consortium: Blue Deal, Waternet, KWR, Waterlab and the University of Pretoria. Furthermore, we would like to thank the SACCESS network, the national public health authorities and the many Stakeholders we interviewed throughout the project duration, both in South Africa and in the Netherlands.

We would like to extend a special thanks to Bettina Genthe for the enthusiastic discussions, her willingness and expertise regarding in-depth know-how on all things WBE and COVID-19 related, which include the microbiology, water quality and health risks, but also specificities within the South African context. Your expertise has been invaluable to this work.