Clean water through natural purification

RIWA strives for a quality of surface water that a natural purification is sufficient to prepare impeccable drinking water.


RIWA: improve discharge permits for a cleaner Rhine

September 6th, 2020

In 2019, dozens of substances such as industrial chemicals, drug residues, pesticides and degradation products have again been found in the Rhine. These substances had higher concentrations than the target values of the European River Memorandum (ERM). This is...

European River Memorandum adopted on World Water Day

March 22nd, 2020

      European Coalition of Drinking Water Suppliers sees Natural Treatment of Drinking Water endangered and calls for Compliance with Target Values in Watercourses as adaption to Climate Change The ERM coalition has adopted the European River Memorandum...

16th Conference of Rhine Ministers in Amsterdam

February 13th, 2020

The 16th Conference of Rhine Ministers will take place in Amsterdam on 13th February 2020. It is a follow-up on the Basel Conference in 2013. The conference will be chaired by the Dutch Environment Minister, Van Nieuwenhuizen. The environment...