Category Archives: Management

ECDC-Report: Increase of Legionellosis in Europe

The rate of reported cases of Legionellosis was the highest in Denmark, The Netherlands, Italy and Slovenia. Source: ECDC.

In the year 2017 the number of Europeans affected by the legionella bacteria increased with 30 per cent compared to 2016. The overall notification rate increased from 1.4 to 1.8 on a...
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EU Court condemns Germany for groundwater pollution

German groundwater is polluted due to the excessive use of manure. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany has breached EU law by exceeding the limits of nitrate in groundwater. Germany cannot comply to the EU’s Nitrates Directive because of excessive use of manure as a fertiliser. On the 21st of June the European Court ruled that...
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North and Central Europe hit by severe drought

Due to low river levels transport by ships is affected. Photo: Twitter.

This summer central and northern Europe were affected by extreme drought. It resulted in very dry soils, low groundwater levels and empty freshwater reservoirs. According to the European Drought Observatory (EDO) record breaking low levels on the River Rhine were causing major...
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