In the context of the public consultation opened by the European Commission on the revision of the Urban wastewater treatment directive, the ZERO BRINE project has released a new policy brief, expressing some recommendations in line with the political options suggested by the European administration. Which are the key recommendations? Set up integrated management plans […]
How can we fight cyberattacks to water infrastructures?
Cyberattacks to water infrastructures are increasingly growing across the world. On February 2021, hackers tried to poisoned water supply in a small city of Florida. This attack raised alarm about just how vulnerable the nation’s water systems may be to attacks by more sophisticated intruders. Indeed, the Florida’s attack is just one in the long […]
Exploring human behaviour to meet the EU Green Deal objectives
Creating a climate-neutral and resource-efficient European economy requires a deep transformation of energy, mobility and food systems, as well as a change in production and consumption practices. Such profound change will impact both individuals and society. At the same time, the transition to sustainability will not succeed if people do not support it by adapting […]
The European Commission step up new strategies to protect and restore EU forests
Forests are indispensable for all life on Earth, and yet we are losing them at an alarming rate. On July 16, the European Commission adopted the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a flagship initiative of the European Green Deal that builds on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The strategy contributes to the package […]
UN launches an ambitious post-2020 biodiversity framework to secure the future for people and planet
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat on 12 July 2021, released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people. The framework includes 21 targets for 2030 that call for, among other things: ♦ At […]
Challenges and options to measure progress in agricultural water management explained
Measuring policy progress on agriculture and water policies is essential to help decision makers identify necessary policy changes and understand how further progress may be achieved to improve agricultural water management. The OECD has recently published a report Measuring progress in agricultural water management Challenges and practical options to review existing evaluations of agriculture and […]
Exploring the Water-Energy Nexus Publication of the final report for the Assessment
The final report for the Assessment and Communication of Relevant EU-funded Projects Supporting the Market Uptake of Energy Efficiency Measures in Industry and Services prepared by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) has been published. The report evaluates the impact of 41 projects receiving funding from the Intelligent Energy-Europe II (IEE-II) programme […]
First Calls for Proposals of LIFE 2021-2027 launched
On 13 July, the first LIFE Call for Proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the clean energy transition. This first LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 offers a budget of over 580€ million to fund new projects. […]
New EU Report ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development’: how projects can contribute to EU legislation
During the Water Knowledge Europe 2021 Spring edition, held in March 2021, Water Europe, together with EASME and NextGen project organized the workshop on ‘Water in the Circular Economy policy development’ within the context of Water Projects Europe event. The workshop session took place on 26 March 2021 and it was hosted by Andrea Rubini […]
‘The Human Behavior Experiments’: What can be done to improve the farmers’ green practices?
The new study published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), “Farmers and the new green architecture of the EU common agricultural policy: a behavioural experiment” shows how the choices’ farmers to adopt voluntary green practices are affected by how much they are already obliged to contribute to the environment. For this study 600 farmers from […]
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