'Green transition' event: the state of our water

Een waterparel: water met een goede waterkwaliteit
© Waterschap Brabantse Delta

'Green transition' event: the state of our water


Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam is organising an evening of talks on water quality on Monday 19 December in its 'Green Transition' programme series. Speakers include NIOO-researcher Rosan van Halsema.

Under the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), all European surface water – lakes, rivers, transitional and coastal water, and groundwater – must reach 'good' status by 2027. But the Netherlands is at the very bottom of the European list: the recent citizen science project Vang de Watermonsters found that the quality of 80% of our small waters is insufficient.

NIOO-researcher Rosan van Halsema worked on Vang de Watermonsters and will discuss the results as part of 'De staat van ons water' ("the state of our water") in Pakhuis De Zwijger. Topics during the evening will include the causes and consequences of the poor quality of Dutch surface waters, as well as what we may still do together to meet the 2027 deadline.

Other speakers in Amsterdam are Maarten Ouboter (Waternet), Sander Mager (Association of Water Boards), and Li An Phoa (Drinkable Rivers). Admission is free, but please register using the link if you plan to attend.