As of today the water quality data from 2013 of various monitoring stations along the river Meuse are published on this website. There are two versions per monitoring station: one in which the parameters are grouped on chemistry and one in which parameters are grouped in application.
The English version of STOWA-KWR report has been published. This report gives an overwiew of the actual knowledge concerning the presence and possibile dangers of human pharmaceuticals in the water cycle. The report also shines a light on the possibilities of removal of these pharmaceuticals.
As of today the water quality data from 2012 of various monitoring stations along the river Meuse are published on this website. There are two versions per monitoring station: one in which the parameters are grouped on chemistry and one in which parameters are grouped in application.
The Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council today endorsed the informal agreement reached with the European Parliament on the directive on priority substances in the field of water policy.
The AMICE project shows we should expect a decrease of flow rates in the River Meuse of between 10% and 40% in low flow time periods. The total water demand from the River Meuse for drinking water production on average is 15 m3/s while in the future longer periods of time shall occur with flow rates between 20 and 30 m3/s at Monsin. In this situation there is a serious pressure on availability of the River Meuse as a source for the supply of drinking water, but not only due to quantitative aspects. Also the water quality can deteriorate to critical values due to lower flow rates caused by climate change and standards can be breached for longer periods of time.
The main purpose of this report is to identify the substances which are (potentially) relevant for the production of drinking water from the river Meuse. It is an update of the existing lists of substances threatening and potentially threatening to the drinking water function of the river Meuse. The updated lists are based on water quality measurements carried out in the period 2005-2010
RIWA-Meuse has consulted KWR Watercycle Research Institute to update the existing list of substances threatening the drinking water function of the Meuse river.
The river basin management plans (RBMPs) of member states in the Rhine and Meuse river basins contain few additional measures for the improvement of the quality of drinking water resources during the first planning period (2009-2015).
The Danube, Meuse and Rhine Memorandum 2008, which refers to the implementation process of the EU Water Framework Directive and its subdirectives, puts forward concrete requirements for sustainable water protection with target values for surface water quality.