Collaboration to reduce contrast agents in river water

March 24th, 2024

Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) are important for MRI scans, but they also end up in our water via the sewage system, which is bad for the environment and our drinking water. Even if doctors only use them in small amounts per patient, their use worldwide causes a lot of GBCA in rivers. The RIWA-Rhine Foundation … Continue reading “Collaboration to reduce contrast agents in river water”

Study on consequences of intake closure in case of prolonged drought

March 24th, 2024

Deltares conducted research into the relationship between Rhine and Meuse discharge on the one hand and the occurrence of water intake problems for drinking water companies on the other. Many factors determine whether an intake closure is necessary. This makes a direct relationship between low river discharge and the number or length of intake closures … Continue reading “Study on consequences of intake closure in case of prolonged drought”

Lithium in Rhine water demands attention

March 24th, 2024

As there was not yet a scientifically substantiated target value for lithium in Rhine water, Rijkswaterstaat asked RIVM for an indicative value. A recent report tested the actual lithium values and showed that the indicative values were exceeded. Partly with a view to a possible increase of lithium values in the Rhine water, Rijkswaterstaat advises … Continue reading “Lithium in Rhine water demands attention”