Tag Archives: water quality

OECD Water: Extra WWTP-treatment not the best solution for medical residues

A lifecycle and multisector approahc is needed to prevent pollution with pharmaceuticals. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

End-of-pipe upgrades of Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) are costly, energy intensive and toxic transformation products may be formed. OECD Water researchers claim that prevention early in a pharmaceutical’s life cycle may deliver...

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EEA: Action upon ‘mixtures of chemicals’ needed

The water quality in Minas de Sao Domingos in Portugal  is severely affected by the mining industry. Photo: Water News Europe. 

More attention is needed to address the danger posed by the 'cocktail effect' of lower concentrations of chemicals in European lakes, rivers and other surface water bodies. The European Environment Agency (EEA) calls...
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HiSea launches prototype data platform on sea water quality

Data is collected from a fish farm operated by project partner Selonda Aquaculture in Greece. Photo: HiSea.

The EU-funded HiSea Project will reveal the first prototype of its platform providing high resolution data of sea water quality, at the project’s General Assembly in Nice in  France on...

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EEA-report: Improvement European waters comes to a standstill

Only 40% of Europe’s lakes, rivers, estuaries and coastal waters comply to a minimum ‘good’ or ‘high’ ecological status in 2010-2015. A vast majority of Europe’s water bodies still fails to meet the European Union’s objectives of the Water Framework Directive. This shows a new European Environment Agency ‘state of water’ report published the 3rd...
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