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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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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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Theme World Water Day 2019 is ‘Leaving no one behind’

Leaving no one behind is the theme of World Water Day 2019. Illustration: UN Water. 

About 1.8 billion people have no access to clean and safe drinking water and sanitation. They are forced to use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting serious illnesses. The objective of...
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