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Germany: Half a billion euros for ‘Room for the River’ in Saxony-Anhalt

In 2013 in Saxony-Anhalt the river Elbe flooded. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Euroluftbild

In Saxony-Anhalt half a billion euros has to be invested to protect the region from flooding. This room for the river programme consists of moving eighteen dikes backwards and creating nine new flood plains. The minister of environment of Saxony-Anhalt Claudia...
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Brussels enables waste water reuse for irrigation

According to the new proposal treated waste water can be used for irrigation. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. New rules to safely start using reclaimed water in agriculture. European Commissioner Karmenu Vella of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries presented a proposal for regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse on the 28th of May. The objective is to...
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