replayVideo Troubled waters

Live | Better-quality water is possible!

Published on 23 May 2023 at 18:55
With journalists Jelena Prtorić and Luisa Izuzquiza

Repeated droughts, fertilisers, pesticides, factory farming of animals, contamination by miscellaneous toxic chemicals – in Europe, stricter monitoring has not been enough to protect water, our most precious resource. As reported by Jelena Prtorić (Croatia) and Luisa Izuzquiza (Spain) in their five-part investigation "Troubled waters", 26% of groundwater and 60% of European surface water is not considered of "satisfactory" quality.

We hosted the two journalists for a conversation on the issues surrounding this threatened public good – and on the potential solutions already being tried out, in particular in the Netherlands.

The event was moderated by Gian-Paolo Accardo and Catherine André.

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