RIWA, the association of River Water Works, was founded on 15 June 1952 as a cooperation of water suppliers that use surface water for the production of drinking water. There are three independent sections within RIWA for Meuse, Rhine and Scheldt. Member of RIWA-Meuse mostly provide drinking water to consumers in the river basins of Rhine and Scheldt. Good cooperation between all sections within RIWA is of the utmost importance.