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6 Apr 2021 VALLETTA
A $10.7 Million USD project at Malta's Sant'Antnin plant will allow farmers to dispose of farm waste in a more sustainable way, which will in turn lead to an increase in the production of New Water.
13 Oct 2020 ZURICH, Switzerland
As biodiversity declines, a fifth of countries worldwide are at risk from ecosystem collapse according to a new study by the Swiss Re Institute on habitats, water security and air quality.Countries across the world rely on a range of biodiversity and ecosystem “services”, like food provision and water security, which are vital to maintaining the health and stability of communities and economies...
11 Feb 2020 Barcelona, Spain
Five percent of all bladder cancer cases in the European Union (EU) can be attributed to chemicals found in the disinfection process of water.A new report from the Barcelona institute for Health (ISG Global) found that 6,500 cases in the EU can be linked to trihalomethane (THM). THMs are a group of compounds that include chloroform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane and bromoform...
11 Jun 2019 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on 2018 water quality at European Union Member State bathing sites show encouraging improvements.Over 95 percent of almost 22,000 sites met the minimum quality requirements under EU rules, with over 85.1 percent meeting “excellent” quality standards...
19 May 2019 VALLETTA
Farmers with fields in the south of the island have complained about a sudden reduction in water for irrigation, which they say is the result of concurrent work on two reservoirs. Over 200 full-time and many other part-time farmers have invested thousands of euros in new crops but are now risking losing the investment due to serious drop in water supply leaving many fields bone dry, right before the hot summer season.
28 Oct 2018 GOZO
The Water Services Corporation is delighted to announce that it has awarded the tender for the development of a state-of-the-art reverse osmosis in Gozo and that it has also issued another plus €10m tender to distribute new water in the south of Malta through a 43km network and 242 automated dispensers...
7 Oct 2018 SOFIA, Bulgaria
The government of Bulgaria last week signed an agreement with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to manage an initial $132 Million USD European Union Cohesion Fund investment grant to improve the country's water supply, sewage and wastewater treatment facilities. This is the first Cohesion Policy backed financial instrument for the water and wastewater sector in Bulgaria...
29 Jun 2018 REYKJAVIK, Iceland
It is estimated that direct climate change damage costs to human health will be $2–4 Billion USD a year by 2030. Small countries have to deal with particular climate change consequences such as rising sea levels, more frequent and intensive extreme weather events like heatwaves, heavy precipitation, floods or droughts, increasing water scarcity and others...
29 May 2018 Luxembourg, Luxemburg
Despite a slight drop in results, 85 per cent of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2017 met the European Union's highest and most stringent 'excellent' quality standards for waters mostly free from pollutants, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report published May 29 by the European Environment Agency...
30 Apr 2018 VALLETTA
The share of groundwater in Maltese tap water is set to decline further as a result of a proposed 9km underground tunnel that will channel water from the Pembroke Reverse Osmosis plant to a reservoir in Ta’ Qali. The proposed water tunnel aims at reducing the amount of groundwater abstracted – the process to take out the water – to reduce the impact on the water table, and increase the amount of reverse osmosis mixed into the blend.
20 Feb 2018 GOZO
The Water Services Corporation will be investing €100 million on a number of water infrastructure projects, which include a ‘state of the art’ reverse osmosis in Gozo. The projects were announced by Energy and Water Management Minister Joe Mizzi and PS for EU Funds Aaron Farrugia.
1 Feb 2018 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) is conducting an audit on the European Union’s (EU) strategic framework for combating desertification to examine whether risk of desertification in EU countries is being effectively and efficiently addressed.Desertification is defined by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) as “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities”...