Clean water through natural purification

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


After 70 years of RIWA, protecting the Rhine and Meuse remains essential

June 15th, 2021

On 15 June 2021, the RIWA Association of River Water Companies will reach its 70th anniversary. On that date in 1951 the directors of “four large river water companies in the Netherlands” met for the first time. The aim...

Combining research and legislation for water and drinking water protection

May 5th, 2021

Together with Harrie Timmer of Vewin, André Bannink wrote an article on behalf of RIWA for the German journal Gas Wasserfach Wasser Abwasser on combining science and laws and regulations to protect drinking water sources. This article is in...

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...