Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality The incident in Borne on 15 June 2019, where dozens of children became ill after recreation in the Bornsebeek, raised questions within the German-Dutch MEDUWA-Vecht(e)-consortium about the exact cause of the infection, the exposure to multi-resistant bacteria in the water, and the sources 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 …

BDEW calls for new medicine strategy for Germany from manufacturer to consumer

BDEW calls for new medicine strategy for Germany from manufacturer to consumer MEDUWA shows the way: In order to reduce pharmaceuticals in the environment, involve actors along the value chain and, in addition to the disposal level, also address the production and application levels. Here is an German article of …

Multi-resistant germs in water: Green party threatens Environment Minister Lies with lawsuit

Multi-resistant germs in water: Green party threatens Environment Minister Lies with lawsuit The Green party Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen accuse the State of Lower Saxony of withholding data on multi-resistant germs in Lower Saxony’s waters. Now they threaten Environment Minister Olaf Lies with legal action. Read more in the article …

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out!

Whatever doesn’t get in, doesn’t have to get out! Nettie Aarnink, Director at the water board Vechtstromen over medicine residues in the water People in the Netherlands are using more and more medicines. These medicine residues can be partially purified from the waste water by the sewage treatment plants. As …