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Vienna: More efforts needed to improve Europe’s waters

During the European Water Conference in Vienna MEP Michel Dantin spoke about the importance of clean water. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Better laws, more investments and reinforced joint efforts are needed to improve water quality and flood management all over Europe. This was the main conclusion of the 5th European Water Conference in Vienna...
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European Parliament aims for reduction leakage rates water suppliers

Monitoring leakage rates will most likely be part of the new Drinking Water Directive. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Monitoring leakage rates and energy performance of water suppliers was discussed during a debate on the revision of the Drinking Water Directive of the Environment-committee (ENVI) on the 10th of September in Strasbourg. The committee voted against energy...
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European Parliament calls for ban on micro-plastics

European Parliament calls for ban on micro-plastics. Photo: European Parliament, YouTube.

Intentionally added micro-plastics in cosmetics, personal care products, detergents and cleaning products should be forbidden by 2020. The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety wants to ban micro-plastics as soon as possible. During a plenary meeting on Thursday 13 September the...
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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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