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  • 5 May 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Palestinian News & Info Agency Britain announced today a contribution of 9 million GBP for the Gaza water desalination plant, said Mazen Ghneim, head of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA). This came during the opening of an international
  • 26 Apr 2019- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS Phys.org Weather experts warn of drought in Europe over its summer as firefighters tackled forest fires on Thursday, and farmers fretted over wilting crops and a repeat of 2018's arid conditions. In Germany, Europe's biggest economy,
  • 26 Apr 2019- 10:03 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS The Brussels Times Since it still has not rained enough to make up for last year's water shortage, the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) is investigating how it can solve potential problems by switching off water to certain places when needed.
  • 2 Apr 2019- 07:54 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS EU Reporter From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU-China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th
  • 28 Mar 2019- 14:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Parliament has agreed first steps to approve a plan to improve consumers’ trust in tap water. The proposal, a recast of the now-dated 1998 Drinking Water Directive, backs the principle of water access for all in the
  • 27 Mar 2019- 06:21 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS The Brussels Times The statue of Manneken Pis, the little boy who symbolises the spirit of the people of Brussels, is doing his bit for the environment. Until now, the boy has – as most of us do – been turning drinking water into his own personal
  • 26 Mar 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Ongoing tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan around the Grand Ehiopia Renaissance Dam could escalate into conflict with "severe humanitarian consequences," according to a March 2019 report from think tank International
  • 25 Jan 2019- 09:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The Environment Committee of the European Parliament has backed plans to increase the use of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation in the EU. New legislation sets minimum quality standards and sets out obligation for
  • 22 Nov 2018- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The Council of the European Union, which represents the executive governments of the EU's member states, adopted a number of conclusions on "Water Diplomacy" November 19. Citing water as a prerequisite for human survival
  • 17 Oct 2018- 07:55 by OOSKAnews Info BRUSSELS, Belgium Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies. In a recent report
  • 9 Oct 2018- 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium A hundred Environmental NGOs have launched a new online campaign to encourage Europeans to participate in the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU Water Framework Directive. The European public has until 4 March 2019 to
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 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 to improve local responses to soil loss and
  • 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 non-potable wastewater, alleviating water
  • 9 Mar 2018- 06:52 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Commission The European Commission decided to refer Spain to the Court of Justice of the EU for not reviewing and updating the River Basin Management Plans for the seven river basin districts in the Canary Islands (El Hierro, Fuerteventura,

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