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1 Mar 2022 LISBON, Portugal
Emergency allocation to assist cattle farmers; Portugal and Spain appeal to European Union for assistance
4 Mar 2021 FARO
Plataforma Água Sustentável (PAS) – a group of eight environmental associations and NGOs in the Algarve – has publicly opposed “the construction of desalination plants and the diversion of water from the Guadiana River” as solutions to the Algarve’s chronic water shortages. Both projects are included in Portugal’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience, which is currently up for public consultation and features €200 million to improve the Algarve’s water efficiency...
4 Feb 2021 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
The Government of Slovenia and the European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships opened a four-day conference on water 18 January, with the support of Portugal as the current European Union (EU) Council President.The "Water and Beyond: EU transformative approaches for international partnerships" conference considered transformative approaches to mobilise water investments, strengthen partnerships and improve communication between countries in order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement...
13 Jan 2019 PARIS, France
Insurance giant Swiss Re has announced a new index-based product to protect companies from the financial impact of high or low river water levels. The insurance will cover lost revenues due to business interruption or increased cost due to risk mitigation measures.The product is to be offered to clients in European markets of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Nordics, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK...
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...
30 Sep 2018 PANAJI
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Portuguese Environment Ministry and the Public Works Department of Goa will help the State manage its water resources better, Portugal Environment Minister João Pedro de Matos Fernandes said on Saturday. Mr. Fernandes, who is on a Goa visit, said that the Prime Ministers of both India and Portugal had identified water and waste management as priority areas for bilateral cooperation and that the MoU was in sync with their vision.
4 Jun 2018 AVEIRO
The waste from the paper industry could be the solution to remove the remains of drugs used by producers from the waters of aquaculture facilities. At the University of Aveiro (UA), a team of chemists managed to convert the sludge resulting from this waste into a biochar that, like a magnet, is capable of attracting and retaining a wide range of toxic substances.
17 Apr 2018 DOHA
In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations. However, the European Union has yet to do the same. The management of water has long been in the hands of private companies, but resistance to this profit-driven model has increased in Europe since 2000. Activists against water privatisation in Greece, Portugal and Ireland say that the EU applies pressure to privatise water services using the economic crisis as a pretext for the creation of a water market in Europe.
22 Mar 2018 New YORK NY
Climate Change is Adding to The Pressure; Risk of Intensified Disputes and Tensions Between Nations; Quite Simply, Water is a Matter of Life And Death; Call To Action On WASH; Women And Girls Suffer Disproportionately; Praise For High-Level Panel On Water; UN-Water To Be "Strengthened"United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres marked World Water Day today, March 22, in New York today with a speech to launch the International Decade for Action 2018‑2028 - "Water for Sustainable Development"...
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”...
23 Nov 2017 LISBON
Portugal’s environment minister, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, on Tuesday described water rationing as no more than “a theoretical hypothesis” in the current drought, arguing that it makes no sense to think about such measures at this point, because they should be only a last resort.
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...