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17 Dec 2020 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced approval of a $9 Million USD grant to the African Water Facility (AWF) for COVID-19 recovery.The funds will enhance investments and preparation of investment-ready projects for water supply, sanitation, and integrated water resource management.The “COVID-19 Recovery through Climate-Resilient Water and Sanitation in Africa” programme will support pandemic recovery and aims to improve the quality of life for urban poor communities specifically in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa...
19 Jul 2019 HELSINKI
Moomin Characters Ltd, the limited liability company that controls the image and licensing rights of the Moomin characters, plans to raise one million euros next year to protect the Baltic Sea. Company CEO Roleff Kråkström first proposed the idea of using Moomins as patrons, when he witnessed the effect of blue-green algae on the water.
5 Jun 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed that substantial levels of harmful industrial chemical compounds have been found in food products.PFAS chemicals' lasting effects have received increasing scrutiny in recent years with a number of individual US states bringing legal action against large chemical manufacturers such as 3M and DuPont and increasing interest in federal legislation more recently...
15 Mar 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
The Nordic Development Bank (NIB) and Käppalaförbundet, a federation of 11 Swedish municipalities, have signed a $58 Million USD 30-year loan agreement, with proceeds to be used for upgrade of wastewater treatment services in eastern Stockholm.Käppalaförbundet is a federation of eleven municipalities that provides water services for a rapidly growing population exceeding 500,000...
30 Jan 2019 HELSINKI, Finland
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) traded its first Nordic-Baltic Blue Bond January 24. The 5-year $220 Million USD bond will support investments in water resource management and protection.Issued in response to new types of pollution and increased pressure on water environments, the bond is targeted at sustainable development and project include wastewater treatment, prevention of water pollution and water-related climate change adaptation...
12 Oct 2018 LUXEMBOURG
At their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on October 9, the Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved backing for EUR 6.67 billion of sustainable transport, urban development, water, clean energy and private sector investment across Europe and Africa. The EIB is the world’s largest financier of water investment and will now back new projects to upgrade wastewater treatment in Egypt’s second city Alexandria and Turku in Finland, as well as upgrading water infrastructure in Italy...
7 May 2018 HELSINKI, Finland
A Finnish man has come across a body of water with a familiar silhouette (here's a link to the image), sharing his discovery on social media. US President Trump’s natural water doppelganger is called Vimpelinlampi.Antti J. Kallio is credited with discovery of a Trump-shaped lake as he studied maps of Kajaani in the heart of Finland...
7 May 2018 LONDON, UK
A comprehensive survery has collaborated with 30 researchers across Europe to investigate the availability and content of local climate plans for 885 European cities, across all 28 EU member states. The inventory provides a big-picture overview of where EU cities stand, in terms of mitigating and adapting to climate change...
4 Apr 2018 HELSINKI
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a $49.3 million (£35m) loan with Finnish chemicals company Kemira Oyj. The financing will support research and development into optimising water treatment and developing new products and technologies for the pulp and paper industry, the municipal and industrial waste-water treatment sectors and mining businesses.
23 Jan 2018 WARRENTON, VA
Russian State Media Claims US Military is Looking at Water and Wartime Preparedness in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland, Poland
Russia’s state-owned news agencies Pravda and RIA Novosti reported 22 January that the US’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) intends to study the infrastructure of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland and Poland for wartime preparedness. All of these countries, apart from Moldova, have borders with Russia...
15 Aug 2016 LIMA, Peru
Petroperu, the Peruvian state-owned energy company, has reported a major oil pipeline spill, its fourth in 2016. The company said emergency workers have “responded rapidly” implement a contingency plan, but did not provide an explanation of the cause of the leak, or an estimate of how much oil was released...
6 Jul 2015 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Water stewardship should be the basis for smart investment, and can drive sustainable development and ensure water security and economic growth, the Finnish Representation to the European Union said during the 2015 European Water Partnership Summit in Brussels last week.The summit, organized by the EWP and the Finnish Permanent Representation to the European Union and hosted by Team Finland, was held under the theme "Building Resilient Systems: Water Stewardship as the Basis for Smart Investment...