BOSAQ stories

February 3, 2021
New Impact Assessment of Industrial Wastewater as of February 1st 2021

A new or existing discharge of wastewater can never lead to a deterioration in the status of the water body to which it is discharged. The quality objectives for that water body must also remain attainable.

- Flemish Environment Agency (VMM)​

January 13, 2021
Reflections by Tom Vandekerckhove on 2020

In our second year of dedicated consultancy services, we were able to almost triple our activities in times of crisis. This would never have been possible without the support and trust of our clients and supporters! We want to thank you for putting your trust in our wonderful team of experts. In 2021, you can continue to rely on our expertise of high quality and personal touch to solve your water challenges and obtain water efficiency in a sustainable way.
Let’s look forward to 2021 with optimism and grasp all opportunities to build a water efficient society together 💧

December 29, 2020
The History of Water Treatment

Water has always been crucial to human societies and attempts to treat it and provide a healthy and usable resource go back to ancient Greek and Roman times.

December 22, 2020
The Vital Role of Innovation in the Water Sector

Innovation is a wide term that we usually constrain to technology. It also includes new partnerships in public administration, research, and industry, new business models, freshwater governance and policies, new ways to operate, as well as education and receptiveness to new ideas.

December 15, 2020
Water: The Most Essential Resource

We use water every day but what many people don't realise is that household amount of overall water use.

December 14, 2020
BOSAQ paves the way for sustainable clean drinking water in the inland of Suriname

BOSLANTI - Residents of the Boslanti village and nearby communities in the Matawaige area in Suriname have seen their dream come true when safe drinking water came out of their tap. It was a moment of emotion for the local community but also for BOSAQ who inaugurated its very first water purification plant that purifies the water from the river nearby into drinking water.

December 8, 2020
The Water Footprint And Its Links To The CO2 Footprint

When we think of cities, one of the first things we probably think of is that image of sprawling built-up concrete landscape with tall buildings. The sponge city concept naturally comes with some drawbacks, including costs associated with the urban redesign and the implications of an oil spill were to occur on a more porous road surface.

December 1, 2020
Reflections by Tom Vandekerckhove on the month of November

A documentary was released earlier this month, focusing on 400 000 homes that are not connected to the sewer system. The main message, however, that there is a need for better management of our wastewater, is undisputable...

December 1, 2020
The Water Challenges of the Chemical Industry

Water is used for heating or cooling products and equipment, for vacuum creation, steam production, preparation of solvents and reaction media, extractive or absorptive reagents, product rinsing, and distillation, transport of products, washing, among other processes.

November 24, 2020
Water Turbidity as a Quality Indicator

As a general concept, water turbidity is an optical measurement of the relative clarity of a liquid. It is one of the properties of water that allow us to characterize its quality.

November 17, 2020
Understanding Water Quality

Water is essential for human life. Around 60% of an adult human body is water and we need to consume it to remain healthy.

November 10, 2020
The Value of Measuring Your Water Footprint

Water footprint refers to the volume of water used from all sources both directly in terms of consumption and indirectly in terms of what is required in the global production of goods.

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