Drinking water and the Dutch Delta

Wendela Slok

Chair(s): Esther Stouthamer

Tuesday 30 june 2015

9:10 - 9:30h at Asia (level 0)

Themes: (T) Special session, (ST) Deltas from multiple pressures to integrated solutions

Parallel session: 4C. Special session: Deltas - from multiple pressures to integrated solutions

The quality of drinking water in the Netherlands is good. However, it is important to ensure that the water does not become polluted. The challenge is to prevent pollution from pesticides, fertilizers, medicines, soil contamination, salt, etc. The Netherlands is an agricultural country and is located in the Delta of the Rhine and Meuse rivers. We need to define better environmental quality requirements and measures to make sure that we have good drinking water now and in the future. It will help if the EU underlines the importance of complying with the requirements of the Water Framework Directive. Drinking water, The Netherlands, Water Framework Directive, Surface water, Groundwater

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