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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. $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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. New Ethnic Conflict Threatens Water Access In Democratic Republic of Congo

    11 Jul 2018- 14:02 by Local Press Report KINSHASA ERCC Increasing ethnic tensions in the province of South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has turned into serious armed confrontations, creating additional humanitarian needs  according t ...

    Local Press Report - 07/11/2018 - 14:02

  13. New World Atlas Of Desertification Shows Unprecedented Pressure On Natural Resources

    29 Jun 2018- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission's science and knowledge service, The Joint Research Center, has published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 12:32

  14. Ireland's Water Contamination Levels Lag Behind EU Compliance Deadline

    13 Jun 2018- 09:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBLIN, Ireland In its annual report the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ireland has said that it expects drinking water to comply with European Union standards but not until 2020, which will be 16 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

  15. EU Commission Seeks To Stimulate Water Reuse For Irrigation

    29 May 2018- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has proposed new rules to stimulate and facilitate water reuse in the EU for agricultural irrigation. The new rules are designed to help farmers “make the best use of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/05/2018 - 10:17

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