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EEA: Action upon ‘mixtures of chemicals’ needed

The water quality in Minas de Sao Domingos in Portugal  is severely affected by the mining industry. Photo: Water News Europe. 

More attention is needed to address the danger posed by the 'cocktail effect' of lower concentrations of chemicals in European lakes, rivers and other surface water bodies. The European Environment Agency (EEA) calls...
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Romania: Europe supports waterworks in two regions

Public water company Aries will manage the project in Cluj and Salaj. Photo: Aries Apa. 

Improving the water and wastewater infrastructure in 189 localities in Romania. In the counties of Cluj and Salaj European will invest 355 million euro. The work will start this spring and will be completed in 2023, reports the Read more

Swedish Water Association urges phasing out sportswear treated with silver

After washing sportswear treated with silver, the biocide ends op in the water cycle. Photo: Twitter.

Sportswear is treated with antibacterial silver in order to reduce odours. Because wastewater treatment plants are not able to treat this biocide, after washing the toxic silver ends up polluting lakes and seas. The Swedish Water and Wastewater...
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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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