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2 Nov 2020 BAKU
Water shortages and the risk of drought have long been major sources of concern in Azerbaijan, which is heavily dependent for its supplies of water for drinking and irrigation on the Kura-Araks river basin, shared with Georgia and Armenia. In fact, one of the first moves that followed Azerbaijan’s reclaiming of territory as a result of the ongoing weeks of fierce fighting in Karabakh was the announcement of a tender for the maintenance and amelioration of water facilities in the former occupied lands...
18 May 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Parliament approved a Water Reuse Regulation 13 May, defining minimum requirements at European level for the first time for reclaimed water (ie urban wastewater that has been treated in a reclamation plant) to be used for agricultural purposes in a safe way, protecting people and the environment...
21 Apr 2020 BRUSSELS
The European Commission has signed the grant agreement for WATER MINING, a 17 million euro project aimed at demonstrating innovative water resource solutions. As part of the project, demonstrations in Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Italy and The Netherlands will be built to show novel efficient ways to reclaim nutrients, minerals, energy and water from industrial and urban wastewater and seawater.
9 Dec 2019 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 few Member States deploy water reuse. Under this legislation, treated urban wastewater would be further treated to meet the new minimum quality standards and it can then be applied in agricultural use...
24 Jun 2019 CHENNAI, India
Chennai, the capital city of the south-eastern India state of Tamil Nadu on the Bay of Bengal, has run out of water. Its population of over 4.5 million now relies on water tankers as the city administration is able to supply only 60 percent of requirements.The historic drought has been precipitated by a weak monsoon and an unprecedented long heatwave with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Centigrade in parts of the state...
8 May 2019 BEIJING
Beijing has started to build Asia's biggest reclaimed water wetland park in its southeastern part. The wetland park, with a total area of 638,000 square meters, will use reclaimed water from a nearby wastewater processing plant as the sole water source. It may take in the maximum 500,000 tonnes of reclaimed water every day after being completed, the report said.
25 Jan 2019 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 production, distribution, and storage operators and defines risk management measures...
29 May 2018 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 scarcity whilst protecting the environment and consumers”.The new rules proposed include:Minimum requirements for the reuse of treated waste water from urban waste water treatment plants, covering microbiological elements (for example, levels of E...
23 Nov 2017 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
Amid the state government's efforts to rejuvenate and reclaim water sources, a study has come up with a startling finding that 26.90 per cent of water sources in Kerala are "completely" polluted.
15 Sep 2017 DENVER CO
Three Denver-area breweries will brew beer made with reclaimed water as part of a project spearheaded by a Colorado engineering company. CH2M said the beer will be the first ever made with reclaimed water. The water will be used for special demonstration batches of beer, not the breweries' usual products.
29 Jun 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
On June 24th dancers and community members from the world’s six continents danced to raise awareness for global water issues.The Global Water Dances movement’s website describes its mission as to “serve a global community of choreographers and dancers to inspire action and international collaboration for water issues through the universal language of dance”...
7 Sep 2016 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Roman Catholic Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, gave a keynote address in Stockholm last week at the city’s annual World Water Week. Turkson spoke to links between faith and development in the search to make drinkable water accessible to all people, noting “contributions religious faith can make to societal development”...