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Water in Netherlands

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Presented by Guus Meis at FERTINNOWA's 2nd International workshop "Meeting growers’ needs: Exchanging Technologies on Irrigation and Fertigation"
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The continuous pressure from Dutch legislation seeking a signifficant reduction of the environmental costs associated with agriculture has commanded the development of new technologies to save and purify water. At European level it is necessary to assure a level-playing field in legislation and fitness-check of waterbodies.

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Water in Netherlands

  1. 1. Fertinnowa policy session Water in the Netherlands Guus Meis, specialist Water & Environment November 15th 2017
  2. 2. Dutch legislation • Discharge-directive horticulture (1992) • Environmental directive covered crops • Directive horticulture • Now: Directive on activities (since 2013) • Storage and use of rainwater for irrigation (500 m³/ha) • Collect and reuse of surplus irrigationwater • Discharge water on sewage system (0,5 m³/h/ha)
  3. 3. Results so far
  4. 4. Plan of Action (2010 - 2027) • Ambition: Almost discharge-free (nutrients and plant protection agents) horticulture in 2027
  5. 5. Emission-thresholds Kg N/ha/year Group 2010 -2014 2015 – 2017 2018 – 2020 2021 – 2023 2024 – 2027 2027 Crops 1 25 25 25 17 8 Ca. 0 Other vegetables 2 50 33 25 17 8 Ca. 0 Anthurium 3 75 50 38 25 13 Ca. 0 Cymbidium 4 100 67 50 33 17 Ca. 0 Tulip, summerflowers 5 125 83 67 42 21 Ca. 0 Tomato, herbs 6 150 100 75 50 25 Ca. 0 Cucumber, potplant, other flowers 7 200 133 100 67 33 Ca. 0 Strawberry, eggplant, sweet pepper 8 250 167 125 83 42 Ca. 0 Gerbera, rose 9 300 200 150 100 50 Ca. 0 Phalaenopsis
  6. 6. Dutch legislation • 2e policy on sustainable crop protection ‘Healthy growth, sustainable harvest’ (2013 – 2023) – 50% less exceeding thresholds 2018 – 90% less exceeding thresholds 2023 • 01-01-2018: Apply purification installation for removal of plant protection agents form discharge water • New technology is developed – > 95% removal of plant protection agents from worst-case water – Commission of approval
  7. 7. Monitoring waterquality Greenhouse areas
  8. 8. Watermanagement reduces pollution
  9. 9. Water Framework Directive • Take notice of other pollutants and combine forces • Assure a level-playing field in legislation and fitness check of waterbodies • One-out, all-out principle is not a proper reflection of reality
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention! Guus Meis LTO Glaskracht Nederland @: gmeis@ltoglaskracht.nl M: +31 6 53 42 72 11

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