Category Archives: Management

Germany: Berlin struggles with groundwater

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

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Irish protests against ‘paid water’ turn grim

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.

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Twelve European cities aiming at Green Award 2015

Copenhagen, the current Green Capital of Europe

Twelve cities in eight European countries have applied for the Green Capital Award 2017. The following cities have entered: Bursa (Turkey), Cascais (Portugal), Cork (Ireland), Essen (Germany), 's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), Istanbul (Turkey), Lahti (Finland), Lisbon (Portugal), Nijmegen (Netherlands), Pécs (Hungary), Porto (Portugal) and Umeå (Sweden) EU Environment Commissioner...
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UK: New pumping strategy is to relief flood Somerset levels

SOMERSET - Despite the Somerset Levels again being battered by rain and two renewed severe flood warnings, massive pumps have been deployed to four locations in flood ridden Somerset Levels, UK. With an impressive convoy of thirty trailers 21 pumps were droven in from the Netherlands.

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