Category Archives: Politics

Europe bans single-use plastics to reduce marine litter

Single use plastics often end up in the sea, causing a threat to nature. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The European Council has agreed to tackle marine litter coming from 10 single-use plastic products, abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. The leaders of the European Member States...

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European Elections: What should a water professional vote?

Live debate European Elections 2019. Photo: EU

Between 23 and 26 May the EU citizens will choose a new European Parliament. For the water professional, these are important elections because legislation and regulations about water are mostly made in Europe. A vote for Members of the European...

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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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