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OECD Water: Extra WWTP-treatment not the best solution for medical residues

A lifecycle and multisector approahc is needed to prevent pollution with pharmaceuticals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

End-of-pipe upgrades of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are costly, energy intensive and toxic transformation products may be formed. OECD Water researchers claim that prevention early in a pharmaceutical’s life cycle may deliver...

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Brexit: Johnson wants to skip Water Framework Directive

Johnson on Juncker agreed on 17 October to postpone Brexit to 31 January 2020. Photo: Lejeune Xavier

With elections coming up on 12 December British voters are orientating on different deals to leave the EU. For the water environment the latest proposal of prime minister Johnson can have...

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Budapest: Wetskills challenges Young Water Professionals

Young Water Professionals followed a program of two weeks including excursions to different Water Works. Photo: Marcel Rompelman.

Preventing water crises. That was the theme of the Budapest Water Summit that took place from 15 to 17 October. In Budapest twelve international Young Water Professionals worked in...

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EEA: New challenges require extra investments WWTP’s

Investments are needed in traditional Waste Water Treatment Plants to face future challenges. Photo: Water News Europe.

‘More investment is needed to make urban Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTP’s) fit to meet the difficult challenges posed by the impacts of climate change and the presence of antibiotics...

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