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Swedish research: Disinfection of drinking water produces toxic by-products

Water company Berggården in Linköping treats river water with UV. Photo: Tekniska Verken.

Disinfection of drinking water can produce toxic and carcinogenic by-products. Unknown or non-monitored disinfection by-products can cause large health risks. With new analytical methods many more by-products can be identified and surveyed in order...

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Europe bans single-use plastics to reduce marine litter

Single use plastics often end up in the sea, causing a threat to nature. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The European Council has agreed to tackle marine litter coming from 10 single-use plastic products, abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. The leaders of the European Member States...

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European Elections: What should a water professional vote?

Live debate European Elections 2019. Photo: EU

Between 23 and 26 May the EU citizens will choose a new European Parliament. For the water professional, these are important elections because legislation and regulations about water are mostly made in Europe. A vote for Members of the European...

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