The RWS Centre for Water Management is the advisory body for the Rijkswaterstaat (the Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management) in the Netherlands. The institute collects data on and conducts research into water quality and quantity. On the basis of these data the RWS Centre for Water Management makes recommendations concerning the management of inland water in the Netherlands and abroad. This wide-ranging remit requires a multi-disciplinary approach. From biochemists and hydrologists to computer professionals and management experts, the institute`s staff represent a wide variety of specialisms.