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20 Aug 2020 NEW YORK NY
Rising temperatures have brought more rain and are causing the glaciers feeding hydropower plants to melt faster, leading to more frequent floods and higher water inflows. At the same time, longer and more intense droughts are depleting water basins from Central Europe to the Western U.S., while the changing climate is also shifting patterns of precipitation and, in some places, remolding the landscape altogether...
9 Jun 2020 LUXEMBOURG, Luxemburg
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced an investment of $12.5 Million USD for construction of a wastewater treatment plant and related sewerage network for the municipality of Gjilan/Gnjilane in Kosovo. Funds will also be applied to other key environmental protection infrastructure. The project will be co-financed by EBRD ($11...
17 Sep 2019 LUXEMBOURG, Luxembourg
Local Netherlands Authorities Will Benefit From New Funding For Flood Protection, Water Management Projects
A new partnership will release as much as $220 Million USD in financing to be directed mostly to flood protection and water resources management projects in the Netherlands. Local Dutch authorities engaged in climate-relevant investments will now be able to benefit from the availability of new financing through a collaboration of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N...
9 Sep 2019 CLUJ, Romania
The European Union’s Cohesion Fund has invested $304 Million USD to improve water treatment facilities in the city of Cluj and county of Sălaj in north-western Romania.The project includes network upgrades with the construction of almost 1,550 km of new networks, thereby increasing connections from 75 percent to 95 percent of inhabitants...
13 May 2019 SARAJEVO, Kosovo
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement with Kosovo to finance a new wastewater treatment plant in the city of Gjilan in the east of the country.Proceeds of the $11 Million USD loan, announced May 9, will finance the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and rehabilitation and extension of the wastewater network in the city...
9 Apr 2019 TIRANA
German development bank KfW, together with the European Union and Albania's government are co-financing a new rural water supply programme worth a total of 39.3 million euro ($44.0 million),according to the Albanian Development Fund (ADF). The third phase of the programme will provide safe and reliable drinking water to 85,000 inhabitants living in rural areas...
16 Dec 2018 EDINBURGH, Scotland
The sight of a sniffer dog in the arrivals area of an airport is not uncommon; the sight of a sniffer dog in the middle of a field in the more remote western Scotland is uncommon.However, sniffer dogs are now being used by Scottish Water to help detect leaks in pipes in rural areas.A pest control company in England has trained two spaniels to detect the smell of chlorine in treated water...
8 Oct 2018 CORVALLIS, United States
OOSKAnews Voices is a series of guest “opinion columns” written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, observes that cities are the landscapes where most climate adaptation decisions are being negotiated and contested...
3 Apr 2018 THESSALONIKI
The center and north-western parts of Greece's second-largest city have been without water since Tuesday, when a 40-year-old pipeline that brings water to the city from 50 kilometres away burst. Hundreds of thousands of people in the metropolitan area of 1.2 million, which includes the city's suburbs, have been affected.
14 Mar 2018 CAPE TOWN
Rating’s agency Moody’s warned on Monday the water crisis affecting Cape Town would cause the city’s borrowing to rise sharply and the provincial economy to shrink the longer the situation lasted. A severe drought afflicting South Africa’s Western Cape province is expected to cut agricultural output by 20% in 2018, decimating the wheat crop and reducing apple, grape and pear exports to Europe, according to the national government.
14 Jul 2017 EDINBURGH, Scotland
The A68 is a British “trunk road” connecting Darlington in the North East of England to the A720 which skirts the South of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. The A720, known locally as “the bypass”, is best avoided during rush hour.This Anglo-Scottish thoroughfare is not to be confused with a different A68 which (per Wikipedia) is a 61...
15 Dec 2015 PRAGUE, Czech Republic
The Czech government is considering a plan to transfer water from the Danube River to the Vltava or Elbe rivers in an effort to mitigate the effects of ongoing drought.The plan would involve digging a canal -- or possibly two -- to transfer water from the Danube, which is not experiencing the low water levels seen in many other rivers in the region, to drought-hit areas in not only the Czech Republic, but also Saxony and Poland, Czech daily Lidové noviny reported...