Tag Archives: Pollution

European project TAPES identifies emerging substances internationally

The closing conference of the Interreg-programme Transnational Action Program on Emerging Substances (TAPES) recently took place in Brussels. The project has been focusing on identifying new substances which are threatening the water quality internationally. About fifty participants gathered in Brussels to listen to the results of the international cooperation project between The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England and Switzerland.

Read more

TPPI: National Water Plan should restrict water-stress in Malta

Malta is among the world’s most water-stressed countries It has a very large external demand for water. Groundwater reserves are being depleted and polluted. In a recent report of the Today Public Policy Institute (TPPI) pleads for an analytical policy framework to come to an integral national water plan.

Read more

Brussels is taking UK to court over poor waste water treatment

The European Commission is taking the United Kingdom to court over its failure to ensure that urban waste water is adequately treated in 17 agglomerations. According to the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive European member States need adequate collection and treatment systems for urban waste water.

Read more

Measuring nanoparticles improves water pollution tests

LGC, an international life sciences measurement and testing company based in the United Kingdom, recently launched water test materials to measure toxic water pollutants at nanogram-per litre levels. Three types of ready-to-use water test materials were successfully developed. These materials can contribute to the European-wide battle to improve water quality.

Read more