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4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
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...
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.
22 Nov 2016 LUHANSK, Ukraine
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region.To avoid cut-offs affecting 600,000 people in both government- and non-government-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine, funds will have to be found to pay for electricity supply to the local pumping station...
10 Oct 2016 MINSK, Belarus
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced last week that it will step in and pay electricity bills to prevent water cut-offs that could affect 600,000 people in eastern Ukraine’s Luhansk region. "We've taken this unprecedented step in order to avert a potentially dire humanitarian problem," Alain Aeschlimann, the head of the ICRC in Ukraine, said on October 5th...
3 Mar 2016 CORVALLIS, OR, United States
OOSKAnews Voices: Feeling the Power of Climate Change: What Is Green Hydropower in a Shifting Climate?
OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this piece, 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, delves into the controversy over how "green" hydrolectric power really is...
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...
22 Oct 2015 DONETSK, Ukraine
Members of the Donetsk border guards in eastern Ukraine have accused an officer of facilitating theft of steel water pipes from the Pavlopil reservoir area, according to western Ukrainian news outlet ZIK.One border guard secretly filmed an officer identified as “Lt.-Col. Shchesnyak” attempting to escort trucks carrying the stolen pipes through a checkpoint, according to the report...