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  1. European Union Water Framework Directive Legislation Will Be Retained

    25 Jun 2020- 10:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has confirmed that the European Union’s strong water legislation, the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD), will not be changed. The landmark confirmation for Europe’s riv ...

    Staff - Water D... - 07/03/2020 - 10:21

  2. Water-thinking In New EU Biodiversity Strategy For 2030

    19 May 2020- 14:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is set to present new, ambitious measures to address biodiversity challenges and promote a circular economy approach according to a draft document published 7 May by NGO ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:20

  3. Protecting Europe's Coastal Communities Against Rising Sea Levels

    18 May 2020- 08:38 by Local Press Report ISPRA Nature Extreme sea levels (ESLs) in Europe could rise by as much as one metre or more by the end of this century due to climate change. This poses significant challenges to safeguard coastal communities. Here ...

    Local Press Report - 05/18/2020 - 08:38

  4. New EU Law Encourages Reuse Of Treated Wastewater

    18 May 2020- 06:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Parliament approved a Water Reuse Regulation 13 May, defining minimum requirements at European level for the first time for reclaimed water (ie urban wastewater that has been treat ...

    Staff - Water D... - 06/03/2020 - 10:20

  5. EU Increases Water, Sanitation Funding In Nigeria Conflict-zone

    29 Jan 2020- 06:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium New European Union (EU) funding will provide access to clean water and sanitation facilities, food aid, shelter, basic primary healthcare and education for children who have been caught up in t ...

    Staff - Water D... - 02/03/2020 - 09:03

  6. EU Water Legislation "Fit For Purpose"

    15 Dec 2019- 09:23 by Staff- Water Diplomat BELGIUM, Brussels A "fitness check" of the European Union Water Framework Directive, its associated Directives, and the Floods Directive concludes that they are overall fit for purpose, with some room ...

    Staff - Water D... - 12/30/2019 - 10:02

  7. $37.3 Million USD For Humanitarian Aid In African Great Lakes Region

    23 Sep 2019- 06:46 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has announced an additional $38 Million USD in humanitarian relief for the Great Lakes region of Africa. The aid is earmarked for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ...

    Staff - Water D... - 10/10/2019 - 09:39

  8. European Commission Supports Drought Relief In Horn Of Africa

    7 Aug 2019- 13:26 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission is mobilizing a further $56 Million USD in emergency humanitarian funding to help people in the Horn of Africa, where prolonged drought is having devastating consequences ...

    Staff - Water D... - 08/27/2019 - 03:35

  9. Germany Faces Hefty EU Fine Over Nitrate Pollution Of Waters

    28 Jul 2019- 06:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has warned Germany that it has failed to meet a European Court of Justice ruling to protect its waters against nitrate pollution. The country could now potentially fac ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2019 - 06:19

  10. Water Mismanagement Aggravates Drought In Europe: WWF

    24 Jul 2019- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium A new WWF assessment paper describes mismanagement of water resources across Europe as exacerbating anticipated droughts, calling for European Union (EU) Member State governments to take emer ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/24/2019 - 12:37

  11. Greta Thunberg Phenomenon: Juncker Pledges A Quarter Of EU Spending To Climate Change Mitigation, Slams Trump

    22 Feb 2019- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium European Commission (EC) President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed that a quarter of all European Union (EU) spending should be directed to mitigation of climate change. Juncker was respondi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/22/2019 - 08:27

  12. EU Takes Spain To Court For Neglect Of Doñana Wetlands

    5 Feb 2019- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission announced January 24 that it will refer Spain to the European Court of Justice for failure to take sufficient measures to protect groundwaters that run into the Doñana ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2019 - 10:42

  13. EU Flood Risk Audit Calls For Improved Planning And Protection

    26 Nov 2018- 07:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg The European Court of Auditors has completed its assessment of Member State compliance with the EU Flood Directive of 2007, concluding that there has been progress in assessing the risks ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/26/2018 - 07:11

  14. Uzbekistan Infrastructure To Benefit From $232 Million USD (EIB) And $580 Million USD (EBRD)

    16 Oct 2018- 16:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced (October 15) two new loan facilities for Uzbekistan amounting to $232 Million USD for freshwater and energy efficiency initiatives. In complete ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/16/2018 - 16:19

  15. More Needs To Be Done To Achieve Aims Of EU Water Framework Directive

    27 Sep 2018- 07:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria Trends in European water quality and flood management and associated legal frameworks, pollution from microplastics and pharmaceuticals and the impacts of climate change were discussed at last ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/27/2018 - 07:06