Drinking water company and nature management authority Dunea has signed a subsidy contract with the European Union on behalf of its research partners, including KWR. As a result, more than €3 million has been released for innovative research into the extraction and treatment of brackish groundwater, an important step on the road to securing supplies of drinking water for the long term.
The innovative FRESHMAN project is studying the extent to which the dunes can contribute to a more sustainable and robust drinking water supply. That involves a three-year pilot project near Scheveningen. FRESHMAN, which stands for ‘sustainable FRESHwater MANagement in coastal zones’, was set up by Dunea in collaboration with KWR, Allied Waters, and two Belgian water companies (De Watergroep and IWVA).