Standardization in the field of water quality, including definition of terms, sampling of waters, measurement and reporting of water characteristics.

Excluded :

  • limits of acceptability for water quality.

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Published ISO standards *

of which 2 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 147


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 147/SC 1 Terminology Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/SC 2 Physical, chemical and biochemical methods Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/SC 3 Radioactivity measurements Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/SC 4 Microbiological methods Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/SC 5 Biological methods Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/SC 6 Sampling (general methods) Subcommittee
ISO/TC 147/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 147

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 147:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 59D Performance of household and similar electrical laundry appliances IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 85/SC 2 Radiological protection ISO
ISO/TC 113 Hydrometry ISO
ISO/TC 113/SC 6 Sediment transport ISO
ISO/TC 113/SC 8 Ground water ISO
ISO/TC 146 Air quality ISO
ISO/TC 158 Analysis of gases ISO
ISO/TC 190 Soil quality ISO
ISO/TC 201/SC 10 X-ray Reflectometry (XRR) and X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analysis ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 5 Life cycle assessment ISO
ISO/TC 275 Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal ISO
ISO/TC 282 Water reuse ISO
ISO/PC 305 Sustainable non-sewered sanitation systems ISO
ISO/TC 331 Biodiversity ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 147

ISO/TC 147 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SyC Smart Cities Electrotechnical aspects of Smart Cities IEC
ISO/TC 5/SC 1 Steel tubes ISO
ISO/TC 8/SC 2 Marine environment protection ISO
ISO/TC 27/SC 5 Methods of analysis ISO
ISO/TC 61/SC 5 Physical-chemical properties ISO
ISO/TC 113 Hydrometry ISO
ISO/TC 146 Air quality ISO
ISO/TC 156 Corrosion of metals and alloys ISO
ISO/TC 166 Ceramic ware, glassware and glass ceramic ware in contact with food ISO
ISO/TC 190 Soil quality ISO
ISO/TC 190/SC 7 Impact assessment ISO
ISO/TC 207 Environmental management ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 5 Life cycle assessment ISO
ISO/TC 282/SC 1 Treated wastewater reuse for irrigation ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
EC - European Commission European Commission A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency A
IMO International Maritime Organization A
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme A
WASPaLM World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine A
WHO World Health Organization A
WHO-ECEH WHO European Centre for Environment and Health A
WMO World Meteorological Organization A
APO Asian Productivity Organization B
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD B
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
28-2 October-November 2024 Bongeunsa-ro (Korea, Republic of) ISO/TC 147  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 147 - Secretariat

DIN [Germany]

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