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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

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Nancy Laboratory for Hydrology

Address : 40, rue Lionnois 54000 Nancy

Phone : +33 (0) 3 83 38 87 20

Manager : Jean-François Munoz

The Nancy Laboratory for Hydrology contributes to ensuring the health quality of water for human consumption, by carrying out missions on a French national scale. It provides scientific and technical support to public policymakers on behalf of the French Directorate General for Health (DGS) of the Ministry of Health. With its 23 scientific and technical staff members, it deals with health risks related to water due to the presence of chemical or microbiological contaminants.
 

  • The Laboratory provides scientific and technical support to the French Directorate General for Health and its decentralised departments.

 

  • It helps draw up guidelines and health standards for water.

 

  • It participates in European expert groups.

 

  • It is developing a study and research programme on the whole water cycle, the quality of raw water used to produce drinking water and its treatment, and bottled water.

 

  • It deals with requests for importing bottled natural mineral water. 

 

The Laboratory also conducts research on the chemistry and microbiology of water.