Category Archives: Politics

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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UK: Drinking water supply hot topic in Brexit negotiations

Drinking water has become part of the Brexit negotiations. Photo: European Commission. 

Politicians in the United Kingdom are struggling with the Brexit-deal. There seems to be a lack of support for the EU-deal that is prepared by president May. Behind closed doors the government is also preparing a no-deal scenario. But according to a...
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Irish referendum must safeguard public water services

During a day of national protest against privatisation in September 2016 red flags were raised in Dublin city. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Irish government will hold a referendum on adding an amendment to the constitution that ensures state control over water services. The referendum was approved by the cabinet Tuesday 20 November and will...
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European Parliament adopts Drinking Water Directive

During the European Water Conference MEP Michel Dantin spoke about the importance of clean water. Dantin is in the European Parliament responsible for the revision of the Drinking Water Directive. Photo: Paul Gruber.

  The report regarding the revision of the Drinking Water Directive and prepared by MEP Michel Dantin was adopted by the European...
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