Category Archives: Politics

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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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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