How to secure drinking water quality? The new ToDrinQ project is here
On 15-16 December 2022, the partners of the new EU-funded project, ToDrinQ convened in Delft, the Netherlands, for its kick-off meeting. Climate change and increased pollution from, among others pesticides, pharmaceuticals and heavy metals, present drinking water operators with an increasing challenge to monitor and ensure the quality of our drinking water.
Due to the increased risk and complexity of pollution, the EU revised the drinking water directives and sharpened the risk assessment. As a result, drinking water operators face the challenge of collecting more information on drinking water quality in order to take timely action. In particular, real-time data on compounds and organisms of emerging concern such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals, disinfection by-products, heavy metals and micro-organisms are often not available.
The project ToDrinQ is here to investigate this further. Led by TU Delft, the new project brings together 16 partners from 8 countries to develop new technologies for real-time detection and monitoring of water quality and test innovative treatment systems especially suitable for small-scale treatment plants. Water Europe is glad to be among the partners leading the project’s Communication, Dissemination, and Clustering activities.