The Brewers of Europe: Bavaria's "Farmer Beer Water" Initiative

Published: 04/01/2017

Bavaria’s “Farmer Beer Water” Initiative

Breweries are continuously reducing water use on-site by adopting water management practices and investing in water-efficient technology. As a result, the sector is achieving measurable water reduction (-4.5% between 2008 and 2010) and cost savings.

Breweries also tackle water use and pollution beyond their operations. Bavaria’s “Boer Bier Water” (“Farmer Beer Water”) initiative in the Netherlands aims at ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. In this initiative, Bavaria collaborates with local farmers and other stakeholders to preserve soil and water resources.

Recent milestones include the commissioning of new equipment in the sub irrigation system, the start of restoring purified wastewater through the Wilhelmina canal and the award of an Interreg Europe subsidy for a project on preventing agricultural drought.

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