How polluted are our swimming lakes?

How polluted are our swimming lakes? The bathing season starts again, not only in the outdoor pools, but in the swimming lakes too.  In addition, we already reported on the final report of the Niedersächsische Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN) and the Universitätsklinikum Bonn on the contamination of …

Final report on antibiotic and multiresistant bacteria in waters of Lower Saxony

Final report on antibiotic and multiresistant bacteria in waters of Lower Saxony The final report on multi-resistant bacteria is available: “Still urgent need for research”. The Niedersächsische Landesbetrieb für Wasserwirtschaft, Küsten- und Naturschutz (NLWKN) and the Universitätsklinikum Bonn (Uni Bonn) have presented the 170-page final report on the occurrence of …

The European Commission defines actions to address the release of pharmaceuticals poses to the environment

The European Commission defines actions to address the release of pharmaceuticals poses to the environment On 11 March the European Commission published their strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment. The EC approach takes up the topic of MEDUWA by focusing not on single steps of the pharmaceuticals, but on …

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria?

What to do against antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Every year 700,000 people in Europe become ill from resistant bacteria as a result of excessive use of medicines and antibiotics on farm animals. Prof. Anne-Claude Crémieux, specialist in infectious diseases at the Saint-Louis Hospital in Paris, advocates a moderate use of medicines and …

Symposium on the handling of micropollutants in water

Symposium on the handling of micropollutants in water Doing by learning, learning by doing’ is the theme of the Dutch symposium on the handling of micropollutants in water on 8 March in Utrecht, organised by the stowa Foundation (Foundation for Applied Research in Water Management). For registration and further information …