10 May 2013 - 07:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian Environment Ministry announced this week that it had approved shale gas exploration permits to US oil company Chevron.
3 May 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Hundreds of Czech municipalities, especially smaller ones, are not putting aside part of the rates collected for water and sewage services to invest in reconstruction and modernization of their inf
30 Apr 2013 - 08:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prazská vodohospodářská společnost (PVS), the water and sewerage provider in the Czech capital, plans $67.7 million USD worth of projects this year under its modernization and reconstruction progra
26 Apr 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A growing number of Czech households are digging their own wells or upgrading existing wells to provide water for non-potable uses, due to the high cost of tap water.
12 Apr 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Agriculture Ministry, together with the Environment Ministry, have proposed a draft amendment that would make residential property owners responsible for repair and maintenance of pipelin
22 Mar 2013 - 09:50 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Prague Daily Monitor) — A 57.5-km-long water conduit from Brezova nad Svitavou to Brno, south Moravia, from 1913 has served in its original shape continuously to date, which is unique in terms of its length in the Czech
18 Mar 2013 - 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Some of the water and sewer networks in the Czech Republic are on the verge of collapse, the country’s Water Supply and Sewerage Association (SOVAK) warned last week.
13 Mar 2013 - 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Czech Republic, PLZEN — The Czech city of Plzen (also known by its German name, Pilsen) will reconstruct its almost 20-year-old municipal water treatment plant.
6 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s Water Supply and Sewerage Association (SOVAK) has proposed that the companies in charge of the country’s roads and highways and its railways should pay for treatment of stormwa
28 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic has announced it will not allow exploration of shale gas deposits if it would harm the country’s environment.The Cabinet announced the decision on February 20.
27 Feb 2013 - 10:57 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Marcus Evans) — The 2nd Edition Advanced Water Management for Oil & Gas: Excellent Water Treatment and Produced Water Management to Ensure Profitable Production will be held April 15-17, 2013, i
26 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The most recent US National Intelligence Council report warns that Central and Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, is one of the regions likely to be threatened by drought in 2030.
22 Feb 2013 - 10:46 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (Creamer Media's Engineering News) — As trade between South Africa and the Czech Republic increases, companies such as Envites are homing in on the South African mining and other markets with sophisticated water treatment systems as
20 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech towns of Jicín and Horice are seeking up to $10.5 million USD in damages from the former managing board of Vodohospodárská a obchodní společnost (VOS) regional water company.
12 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Water and sewer rates are generally higher in parts of the Czech Republic where the infrastructure is operated by international companies, according to a recent report carried by aktualne.cz.
30 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Water Supply and Sewerage Association (SOVAK) said it is concerned over the Ministry of Agriculture’s draft amendment on distribution of water and sanitation, which contains only a few of
10 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — A Czech expert on water quality has dismissed a recent report claiming tap water in the country was potentially dangerous to human health.
13 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prazská vodárenská spolecnost (PVS), the municipally-owned company that owns Prague’s water infrastructure, received some $54 million USD in investment funds from the city for infrastructure replac
15 Nov 2012 - 10:36 by Local Press Report
COPENHAGEN (Farmers Weekly) — The Czech Republic is among 16 European countries where more than 10% of groundwater is in poor chemical status, reveals a report. Bottom of the league table are Luxembourg, the Czech Republic
24 Oct 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Ceskenoviny.cz) — Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev started his two-day visit to Czech Republic during which he will meet his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus today. The delegation is expected to focus on eco
16 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Polish Finance Minister Mikolaj Budzanowski on October 13 announced that his country will invest some $20 billion USD in shale gas exploration by 2020, despite environmental concerns raised by loca
8 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Czech spirits company Drak, based in Chvalcov in the eastern part of the country, is facing potential fines after some of its alcohol was dumped into the local sewage system and ended up in a water
3 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prague Deputy Mayor Tomás Hudecekis calling for the city to take over operations at several of its water facilities that are currently operated by a subsidiary of French utility giant Veolia.
14 Sep 2012 - 09:47 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Phys.org) — European research has investigated the possibility of using naturally occuring microbes to bio-decontaminate groundwater, as source of organic solven pollutants in surface water.
11 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Interior is launching a program to assess the quantities and types of narcotics people in the country are using by testing wastewater.
5 Sep 2012 - 10:26 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Focus Information Agency) — The Czech Republic proposed to ban shale-gas exploration until at least mid-2014 as it prepares laws to regulate the technology’s effect on the environment, Bloomberg reports. The moratorium i
15 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Prague utility Prazské vodovody a kanalizace (PVK, part of French utility Veolia), uncovered 251 cases of unlawful water consumption and wastewater discharge in the first half of this year, a 22 pe
2 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — If the Czech Republic does not set up an independent body to oversee its water market, it could lose out on $1.9 billion USD in European Union subsidies between 2014 and 2020.
30 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech town of Kladno has purchased shares of VKM (Vodárny Kladno-Melník)-- a company that owns the biggest water distribution and sewerage network in the Central Bohemia region -- from eight sm
19 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The “fair” or “reasonable” profit margin that Czech utilities are allowed to include in water prices can be raised by up to 5 percent per year under new regulations issued by the Finance Ministry.&
10 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The Czech Republic’s biggest waterworks company, Severoceská vodárenská společnost (SVS) will not receive the $35.8 million USD EU grant it had applied for to support its $215 million USD program t
25 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s southwestern Silesia region plans to privatize GPW, one of the country’s largest water utilities.
15 Jun 2012 - 09:11 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (Prague Daily Monitor) — Opposition Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy Michal Hasek, head of the Czech Regions' Association, yesterday said he will submit a bill banning the hydraulic fracturing, a shale gas mining method, in t
30 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Czech Republic, BRNO — Czech utility Moravská vodárenská, which operates in the Moravia region, this month started providing information about breakdowns in its distribution network, outages and compensatory supplies o
18 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission last week presented guidelines on ways to restrict soil sealing, the main cause of so
18 May 2012 - 10:10 by Local Press Report
PRAGUE (CTK Business News Wire) — Revenues in the water management industry are growing but water utilities are unable to maintain profits due to increasing operating costs, according to an analysis carried out by the Soliditet com
17 May 2012 - 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Czech Environment Minister Tomas Chalupa has said he will propose a moratorium on shale gas exploration for up to two years until clear rules for the sector are established.
9 May 2012 - 10:10 by Local Press Report
BRATISLAVA (Budapest Times (Hungary)) — Full Story - A new round of talks about the stalled Gabcíkovo-Nagymaros dam project on the Danu
9 May 2012 - 09:41 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (The Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)) — Full Story - Governments in Prague and Bucharest could soon join Sofia in institutin
25 Apr 2012 - 12:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Poland, NOWOGRODZIEC — Nowogrodziec municipality in Poland’s southwestern Dolnoslaskie region has started operating its new, 280,000-cubic-meter-per-day sewage treatment plant, which it hopes will make it a more attrac