Cleansing Landscapes

Published on
July 18, 2022

Did you know that IJsselmeer is the most important freshwater buffer in the Netherlands? And that in the future, IJsselmeer water will be more often too dirty and salty to make drinking water from? Luckily, the project ‘Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilient and Circular Food Systems’ could foster the writing of a proposal to investigate alternatives.

Since April 2022, TKI Deltatechnology allows a consortium of WENR researchers, drinking water company PWN and Rijkswaterstaat to explore the potential of Cleansing Landscapes: landscapes that can contribute to biodiversity, water purification and robust freshwater supply. This project investigates the potential of a cleansing landscape to pre-treat surface water for drinking water production, as part of a climate buffer in the IJsselmeer area, and explores the applicability of the concept for other freshwater production locations.

Do you want to know more about this spin-off project? Please contact project leader Ilse Voskamp.