Category Archives: Politics

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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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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