Accreditation of Two Water Labs according to ISO 17025

IP Wave

Country: Egypt

Client: German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)

Counterpart Organization: Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Management (HCWW)

Project Duration: 04/2009 - 03/2011

Value of Service: Accreditation of Two Water Labs according to ISO 17025 in Egypt

As part of Components 1 and 2 of the Water and Wastewater Management Program of the GTZ in Egypt, this project concentrates on improving the services provided by water supply and wastewater disposal systems of selected Egyptian governorates. In this context, the project targets the improvement and laboratory services of two water analysis labs in Cairo and Qena as well as their accreditation according to ISO 17025. IP Consult’s contributions include, among others, expert and organizational consulting, quality management and expert and management training for lab employees and administration.

Main Services Provided:

  • Baseline study for evaluation of lab status quo
  • Improvement of internal workflows
  • Determination of accredited water parameters 
  • Optimizing lab organization 
  • Introduction of quality managment system 
  • Training in modern methods of analysis for organic, inorganic and biological water parameters 
  • Participation in interlaboratory comparisons 
  • Implementation of trial audits
  • Expert consulting of accreditation process