ACTION LAB: VESTER HJERK, DENMARK

Local challenges and water contaminants

According to Danish law, only simple water treatment at the waterworks (ae) is allowed, i.e. ration and sand filtering and no purification is allowed at the waterworks. The municipality of Skive must, together with local stakeholders, develop and implement a local action plan to guarantee high groundwater quality now and in the future.

Contaminants found in the action lab relevant for the protection of drinking water is primarily nitrate, while pesticides have only been found in concentrations well below the drinking water standard. With 85% of the land use being intensive agriculture, farming activities is the main source of nitrate.

 

 

 

 

 

WaterProtect Core Partners

 

WaterProtect Core Partner: VITO WaterProtect Core Partner: ILVO WaterProtect Core Partner: EWP WaterProtect Core Partner: CSIC WaterProtect Core Partner: ECOLOGIC

 

       
WaterProtect Core Partner: Geus WaterProtect Core Partner:  Inagro WaterProtect Core Partner: PIG WaterProtect Core Partner: Teagasc WaterProtect Core Patner: UniversitĂ  Cattolica