Integrating arsenic in water safety planning in the Netherlands

P. van der Wens, A. Ahmad

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Abstract

The Dutch drinking water sector complies with the most restrictive guidelines in the world and has a long-standing history of striving for excellence in water quality standards. The Dutch Association of Drinking Water Companies (Vewin) concluded in 2015 to lower the standard on arsenic in drinking water to 1 µg L−1. Following the new recommendation Brabant Water, a major water supply company in The Netherlands developed its masterplan on arsenic reduction by analysing the presence of arsenic in the systems from source to tap. Several measures were put in place to integrate arsenic into water safety planning in order to manage the risks. The underlying cost-benefit study and its implication on water safety planning at Brabant Water is discussed in this presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Arsenic in a ChangingWorld - 7th International Congress and Exhibition Arsenic in the Environment, 2018
EditorsYong-Guan Zhu, Huaming Guo, Prosun Bhattacharya, Jochen Bundschuh, Arslan Ahmad, Ravi Naidu
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages618-619
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781138486096
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018
Event7th International Congress and Exhibition Arsenic in the Environment, 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: 1 Jul 20186 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameEnvironmental Arsenic in a ChangingWorld - 7th International Congress and Exhibition Arsenic in the Environment, 2018

Conference

Conference7th International Congress and Exhibition Arsenic in the Environment, 2018
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period1/07/186/07/18

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