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28 Jul 2022 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
In a new report the European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends initiatives towards achieving circularity in wastewater treatment and focuses on urban water treatment facilities.
13 Feb 2022 WASHINGTON DC
Reliability and resiliency of urban water systems, upgrades to aging infrastructure, reduction in flood risk focus of funding support
1 Nov 2021 TURIN
EU funding to support development of innovative and enhanced nature-based solutions to create closed and sustainable urban water loops.
26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
4 Jul 2021 ABUJA, Nigeria
World Bank credit line will provide upgraded WASH services to schools and health care facilities and help eradicate open defecation across 500 communities.
4 Mar 2021 BRUSSELS
The European Commission has decided today to refer Slovenia to the European Court of Justice for failure to comply with the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (Directive 91/271/EEC). The Directive requires Member States to ensure that urban agglomerations (towns, cities, settlements) properly collect and treat their waste waters, thus eliminating or reducing all their undesirable effects...
9 Feb 2021 BRASILIA, Brazil
Mining company Vale SA has reached agreement with the government of Minas Gerais in Brazil to pay $7 Billion USD to compensate the state for socioeconomic and environmental damage caused by the collapse of one of its trailings dams in January 2019 which killed 270 people, also polluting rivers with toxic slurry and devastating swathes of local countryside and infrastructure...
3 Feb 2021 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
Water challenges featured on the agenda as one of the “action themes” at January's Climate Adaptation Summit 2021, hosted virtually by the Netherlands, with more than 30 world leaders stating unequivocally their firm support of climate adaptation action, and marking a return to the world climate stage of the United States...
27 Jan 2021 PRAGUE
The City of Prague is aware of the importance of greenery in the urban area and at the same time, the representatives of the city want to support sustainable rainwater management and other adaptive measures within various investment projects of the Czech capital. Thus, the Prague City Hall will launch a brand-new department of Blue-Green Infrastructure...
21 Jan 2021 ANKARA, Turkey
The causal factors behind Turkey’s water woes include persistently lower rainfall, inefficient water retention policies and wasteful practices in agriculture, municipal and domestic use, further magnified by sustained population growth.With Turkey's government bing forced in January to denia media reports that Istanbul may run out of water within 45 days, new statistics illustrate the role played by outmoded, wasteful irrigation practises in the country...
13 Jan 2021 MANILA, Philippines
A water development report published by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last month urges regions across Asia and the Pacific to prioritise water security as part of their COVID-19 recovery initiative to support economic growth and increase social well-being. Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) 2020 outlines water sustainability progress and identifies areas which are in need of greater water security to guide future investment decisions and assist Asia in achieving their United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
11 Jan 2021 VILNIUS
Lithuania is facing sanctions of "several hundred millions euros" for its failure to comply with the EU directive on waste water treatment, the country's Environment Minister Simonas Gentvilas says. According to Gentvilas, 38,500 residents living in areas that must be connected to centralized waste networks were not connected in July, 2020...