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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 was “to study together the problem of the pollution of the Rhine and to advise the … Continue reading “After 70 years of RIWA, protecting the Rhine and Meuse remains essential”

Combining research and legislation for water and drinking water protection

May 5th, 2021

Together with Harrie Timmer of VEWIN, AndrĂ© 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 the April issue and is available in German via this link:https://gwf-wasser.de/produkt/gemeinsame-anwendung-von-forschung-und-gesetzen-fuer-den-gewaesser-und-trinkwasserschutz/. An English version of this … Continue reading “Combining research and legislation for water and drinking water protection”

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 reported by RIWA-Rijn in its annual report of 2019. In this report, the water quality in … Continue reading “RIWA: improve discharge permits for a cleaner Rhine”