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Brussels proposes guidelines for wastewater reuse for irrigation

According to the new proposal treated wastewater 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 stimulate...
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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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European Commission urged to act upon pharmaceutical discharges

The Musi river is polluted with antibiotics that are produced for the European market in Hyderabad in India. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Investors, water companies and NGO’s wrote an urgent letter to president Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission in the beginning of July. They are worried about spreading resistant bacteria in the water environment and are...
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