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Coronavirus: supply and quality of drinking water guaranteed
6 april 2020

Drinking water is very well protected against viruses
According to the water research institute KWR, drinking water is very well protected against all viruses, including the coronavirus. Coronaviruses are part of a family of viruses that do not thrive in water and are relatively easy to eliminate and deactivate.

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Vewin wants better protection of drinking water sources in river basin management plans
5 maart 2020

The European Commission has indicated that it is not going to take any concrete measures to prevent halts of intake of water for drinking water production.

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Quality Dutch drinking water sources under increasing pressure
29 oktober 2019

​Time is running out for the Dutch sources of drinking water. Researchers of KWR Watercycle Research Institute have made an overview of the current quality of the drinking water sources.

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Water quality is key consideration in European Parliament vote on Drinking Water Directive
30 november 2018

On 23 October 2018, the European Parliament (EP) voted on the revision of the Drinking Water Directive (Directive 98/83/EC). The report by French MEP Michel Dantin (European People's Party) on the European Commission's proposals was adopted during an EP session in Strasbourg, with 300 votes in favour, 98 votes against and 274 abstentions. The Association of Dutch water companies (Vewin) is pleased...

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MEP Schreijer-Pierik: 'EU strategy needed to tackle pharmaceutical residues in the environment'
12 oktober 2018

Annie Schreijer-Pierik, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament representing the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party (EPP), has once again asked questions in the European Parliament about the lack of a European strategy for dealing with pharmaceutical residues in the environment (PIE).

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Vewin questions ambition and effectiveness of proposals for future CAP
12 juni 2018

On 1 June, the European Commission (EC) presented the draft legislation for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020. For the drinking water sector, it is vital that the European agricultural policy contributes to the protection of groundwater and surface water against pollutants from agricultural sources.

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Dutch Water Authorities and Vewin to Timmermans:  ‘Blueing the CAP’ is crucial
4 juni 2018

The Dutch Water Authorities and Association of Dutch Water Companies (Vewin) call for the adoption of measures to improve soil and water quality in the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and for better coordination between European agricultural and water policies. Both organisations put this statement forward in a joint letter to Frans Timmermans, Vice-President of the European Commission.

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