Drinking water is a natural product and 70 percent of it is extracted from groundwater and spring water. High demands are placed on the quality of drinking water. It is therefore essential to identify and remove pollutants, organic impurities, pharmaceutical residues and microbiological contamination quickly and reliably in order to ensure compliance with the requirements of the drinking water ordinance at all times. The use of new technologies and methods for the management of systems for water circulation and drinking water treatment are decisive factors in maintaining drinking water quality. In addition, analytics is increasingly focusing on "novel pollutants" in surface waters such as microplastics or resistances, the significance of which for humans and the environment is currently being researched. Against this background, market opportunities for new technologies and products are opening up for Thuringian players. As part of the implementation of Thuringia's innovation strategy, we invite you to discuss new R&D approaches and potential with us and prepare projects in the "Water and Health" workshop.