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Belgium: Government wants to use drones against illegal irrigation

Drones should be able to control illegal water abstraction. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

West-Flanders governor Carl Decaluwé in Belgium wants to introduce drones in times of water scarcity. The drones should prevent illegal abstraction of water. During the extreme drought in 2018 many farmers neglected the ban on irrigation and the governor thinks drones could help to locate thiefs. “During the summer...

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European Parliament adopts plans for water reuse for agricultural irrigation

MEP Simona Bonafé presented the proposal for water reuse in Strasbourg. 
Image: European Parliament.

Plans with the intention to facilitate the reuse of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation were adopted by the European Parliament on Tuesday the 12th of February. The proposal defines minimum quality standards for reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation. The Plenary rejected an amendment...

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