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RIWA-Meuse has moved from Maastricht to Rotterdam

17-08-2017 RIWA-Meuse has moved from Maastricht to Rotterdam this summer. The RIWA-Meuse teamhas now been housed at the Evides Watercompany in Rotterdam. Our new contact person is Caatje Peeters. Our visiting address is: Schaardijk 150 3063 NH Rotterdam, The Netherlands Entrance B (head office Evides) For directions, please click here. Our mailing address is: RIWA-Meuse PO Box 4472 NL-3006 AL Rotterdam You can contact us by phone +31-10-293 6200 and by e-mail riwamaas@riwa.org. Management assistant Caatje Peeters is the new contact of the RIWA Meuse office. She is the successor of secretary Lianne van Houtem. Caatje supports director Maarten van der Ploeg and staff advisor André Bannink in organization and communication.

Water quality data 2013

07-01-2015 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.

Human pharmaceuticals in the water cycle

05-08-2013 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.

Water quality data 2012

12-07-2013 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 Council and the European Parliament reach informal agreement on priority substances in the field of water policy

18-04-2013 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.

Climate change and the impact on drinking water supply in the Meuse river basin

17-04-2013 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.

Relevant substances for Drinking Water production from the river Meuse - an update of selection criteria and substances list

05-12-2011 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

Threatening substances for drinking water in the river Meuse; an update

05-11-2009 RIWA-Meuse has consulted KWR Watercycle Research Institute to update the existing list of substances threatening the drinking water function of the Meuse river.

Reaching of WFD-targets for drinking water resources 2009-2015

04-11-2009 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

10-07-2008 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.

RIWA-Meuse has moved from Maastricht to Rotterdam

17-08-2017 RIWA-Meuse has moved from Maastricht to Rotterdam this summer. The RIWA-Meuse teamhas now been housed at the Evides Watercompany in Rotterdam. Our new contact person is Caatje Peeters. Our visiting address is: Schaardijk 150 3063 NH Rotterdam, The Netherlands Entrance B (head office Evides) For directions, please click here. Our mailing address is: RIWA-Meuse PO Box 4472 NL-3006 AL Rotterdam You can contact us by phone +31-10-293 6200 and by e-mail riwamaas@riwa.org. Management assistant Caatje Peeters is the new contact of the RIWA Meuse office. She is the successor of secretary Lianne van Houtem. Caatje supports director Maarten van der Ploeg and staff advisor André Bannink in organization and communication.

Water quality data 2013

07-01-2015 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.

Human pharmaceuticals in the water cycle

05-08-2013 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.

Water quality data 2012

12-07-2013 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 Council and the European Parliament reach informal agreement on priority substances in the field of water policy

18-04-2013 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.

Climate change and the impact on drinking water supply in the Meuse river basin

17-04-2013 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.

Relevant substances for Drinking Water production from the river Meuse - an update of selection criteria and substances list

05-12-2011 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

Threatening substances for drinking water in the river Meuse; an update

05-11-2009 RIWA-Meuse has consulted KWR Watercycle Research Institute to update the existing list of substances threatening the drinking water function of the Meuse river.

Reaching of WFD-targets for drinking water resources 2009-2015

04-11-2009 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

10-07-2008 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.