Our projects

Find out more about how Benten uses and expands its expertise to the benefit of its clients in a variety of projects and international activities.

NEWTRIENTS – Novel Eco-Sensitive Wastewater Treatment Recovering Dairy Industry Effluent Nutrients

April 2017 – present

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded NEWTRIENTS project at University College Cork (UCC) aims to deliver innovation and efficiency through value added dairy wastewater resource recovery. Benten's experts are active members of the Scientific Steering Committee for this project, and support this research with expert knowledge on water quality and monitoring issues.

Clean Water in the River Meuse (Schone Maaswaterketen)

November 2015 – present

In this project, Benten supports all water boards and drinking water utilities in the Dutch part of the Meuse River Basin in optimising monitoring efforts and achieving water quality objectives.

Reporting on derogations under the EU Drinking Water Directive

August 2018 – June 2021

Drinking water utilities which have been granted derogations for one or more water quality parameters under the EU DWD are required to report on these parameters to the Dutch Inspectorate. On behalf of five Dutch water utilities, Benten has reported on derogations for melamine, trifluoroacetic acid (TFA), glyphosate and its metabolite aminomethyl phosphonic acid (AMPA), chlorate and chlorite.

Risk-based monitoring programmes for drinking water utilities

January 2018 – January 2019

A risk-based monitoring strategy allows water utilities to deviate from prescribed parameters and sampling frequencies on the basis of a thorough risk assessment from source to tap. The resulting monitoring programme focuses on water quality parameters which have a higher risk of exceeding parametric values, and thus provides a better insight into relevant water quality issues. In this project, Benten has supported Evides Water Utility in carrying out the risk assessment and designing a risk-based monitoring programme for its eleven drinking water production facilities throughout the south-western part of the Netherlands, including the city of Rotterdam.

Iasi Drinking Water Project

January 2011 – December 2012

Apavital drinking water company in Iasi (Romania) uses both groundwater and surface water from the rivers Prut and Moldova as raw water sources for the production of its drinking water. Upstream pollution of the river water threatens the quality of the drinking water.