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Drinking water study: Pesticides and related products

The European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection, DG XI, has issued a call for proposals for a study concerned with the technical and economic analysis of pesticides and related products in water. The proposed study covers t...

The European Commission, Directorate-General for the Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection, DG XI, has issued a call for proposals for a study concerned with the technical and economic analysis of pesticides and related products in water. The proposed study covers the following areas: - A comparison of the treatment costs on the basis of different values of maximum admissible concentrations (MACs) for a number of pesticides, taking a number of areas as an example; - A comparison of the costs and benefits of the two main approaches: protection of water in areas where it is used for the production of drinking water versus removal of pesticides in the process for the preparation of drinking water. The study does not cover dangers to health from pesticides and questions of risk management. Only independent consultancies and research bodies which have relevant experience and which can deal with the technical and economic aspects of the study in the various regions of the Community will be considered for this study. Requests for information and documentation should be addressed to: European Commission DG XI/B-1 Attn. Mrs. Prick 200 rue de la Loi B-1049 Brussels Tel. +32-2-2969151; Fax +32-2-2968825 Tenders should be submitted to: European Commission Attn. Mr. J.J. Groenendaal DG XI, Unit 3 Finances and Contracts 200 rue de la Loi(BU-5 3/170) B-1049 Brussels