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  • 27 Dec 2019- 07:09 by Local Press Report Brussels European Commission The European Commission announced today an additional €8 million for the vulnerable people in Ukraine affected by the ongoing conflict in the east of the country. This funding brings EU humanitarian allocation to Ukraine in 2019
  • 16 Dec 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report AARTSELAAR European Investment Bank The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Flemish wastewater treatment company Aquafin have signed a new loan agreement, this time worth EUR 100 million. It concerns the first tranche of the eleventh framework agreement
  • 9 Dec 2019- 07:53 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Parliament and Council announced a provisional agreement December 3 to harmonize minimum water quality requirements for the safe reuse of treated urban wastewater in agricultural irrigation. As currently implemented only a
  • 19 Nov 2019- 07:54 by Staff- Water Diplomat BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has approved an additional $87 Million USD in aid for public services, health and education in Yemen, bringing EU support to $485 Million USD since 2015 when violent conflict erupted. The conflict in Yemen has
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:07 by Local Press Report KUURNE GEEK.com Gust’eaux is located in Kuurne, a small Belgian town about 70 kilometers west of Brussels. The restaurant draws rave reviews for its signature mains, delicious nachos and refreshing sangria. But while finding nachos and sangria on the menu in
  • 28 Jul 2019- 08:13 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS The Guardian The European Investment Bank has vowed to end its multibillion euro financing for fossil fuel projects by the end of next year in order to align its strategy with climate targets. The EU’s lending arm has drafted plans which propose
  • 28 Jul 2019- 08:13 by Local Press Report BRUSSELS European Space Agency (ESA) The identification and location of groundwater‐dependent ecosystems are the first move in protecting and managing them. Such identifications are challenging where the surface signs of groundwater are not obvious.
  • 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 emergency measures to tackle droughts, mostly
  • 23 Jun 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Commission has reported  that it is providing over $170 Million USD to seven countries in Africa's Sahel region, bringing total regional support for 2018 and 2019 to more than $475 Million USD. The region is extremely
  • 18 May 2019- 09:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Big industries throughout Europe are lobbying for significant and devastating changes to the EU water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD), according to a coalition of environmental organizations. Living Rivers Europe, five
  • 8 May 2019- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANTWERP, Belgium The health of Lake Victoria's ecosystem in East Africa is under an increasing threat attributed to the decline in hippopotamus populations. A 20 percent decline in population due to poaching, habitat loss, and human conflict has
  • 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
  • 5 May 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report ROCHEFORT The Guardian As keepers of one of only 14 abbeys in the world producing Trappist beer, the monks of Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy, in Rochefort, are dogged defenders of the purity of the spring water from which it is made. A long-running attempt by one
  • 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.