A 40 meters long lump of congealed fat and household waste - known as fatberg - caused severe damage to a sewer in Chelsea in London. Repairing the damaged sewer is expected to cost Thames Water approximately 550.000 euro’s and will take at least two months, reports newspaper the Guardian.
Due to growing water scarcity water governance will become crucial. In order to get good governance all stakeholders need to be engaged. Last week OECD presented in Korea a report on this subject. The study includes the main obstacles to engage stakeholders. Respondents consider the lack of political will and leadership as the most important threat to good governance.
Since the early 1990’s the groundwater level in Berlin has been rising. Due to lower water consumption the abstraction of groundwater has diminished and the city now has to cope with an extraordinary high level of groundwater. It causes all kinds of problems and Berlin needs to find a solution to cope with the high groundwater level
IRELAND – Last week more than 100.000 Irish citizens protested all over the country against ‘paid water’. The national water company Irish Water started in 2014 with installing water meters and the day that Irish people will get their first water bill is getting close. According to the Irish protesters ‘Water is human Right’ and they are not prepared to pay for it.