EWS is proud to have been involved in the following recent projects!




EWS supported the development of a chain approach to combat diffuse pollution in water by medicine residuals.  In addition we support activities developed in the frame of the yearly water week.




EWS, in cooperation with Association for Innovatie Medicines and the Institute for responsible usage of medicines developed a Toolkit and a reference guide for the effective regional collection of medicines, to prevent diffuse pollution.






In cooperation with Regional Water Board 'Drents Overijsselse Delta' the area of the water board was screened on the effectiveness of medicines collection by municipalities and pharmacists. After the program finished, it was possible for all residents to dispose of overcomplete medicines at the local pharmacist, who takes care of proper disposal in cooperation with municipality and waste management companies.


Invest-NL stimulates innovation and enables funding for companies and projects that accelerate the transition to the circular economy. EWS, in cooperation with the Coalition for sustainable Pharmacy, Wageningen University and Research (WUR) and AMR-Insights prepared a detailed reporting on the water technology market for removal of Antibiotics from water. 



The WaterProtect project ran from June 2017 until September 2020. It developed new solutions and tools in 7 Action labs where water pollution (nutrients and/or pesticides) from intensive agriculture may affect the quality of the water for drinking water production.




A new Dutch consortium is focusing on reducing antibiotics in (surface) water. The consortium, now consisting of around thirty organisations from the water, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, will actively contribute from the Netherlands to reducing antibiotic residues in the environment. EWS has been co-founder of this active consortium, which recently released a white paper addressing the issues around Antibiotic Resistance and Water



For CEW, EWS contributed to the management of the Vida project ()Value Added Innovation in Food Chains. The project allocated 3 million Euro to innovative projects across Europe using a so-called cascade funding scheme., which was developed for the project.

The Centre of Expertise Water Technology (CEW) is the knowledge and innovation center for applied research and product development in the field of water technology. 





MediSchoon: working together on the collection of residual medicines! What started a year ago as a local initiative in Leeuwarden is growing into a national campaign aimed at collecting unused medicines: Netherlands MediSchoon!