Campaigners claim EU excluded fragile grasslands and wetlands from the anti-deforestation law draft
The European Commission is introducing law draft aimed at preventing beef, palm oil and other products linked to deforestation from being sold in the EU single market of 450 million consumers. However, campaigners claimed that this plan will result in excluding endangered grasslands and wetlands, as well as products that raise environmental concerns, such as […]
The European Commission has released its 2022 Work Programme
This week, the European Commission released its work programme 2022 with some initiatives related to water. According to the Commission: “it demonstrates our determination to bounce forward from the pandemic stronger than before, accelerate the twin green and digital transitions and build a fairer, more resilient and more cohesive society, in line with the UN’s […]
Stop-it concludes its 4-year project with a Final Conference on Oct. 21-22
As the STOP-IT project is coming to a finalization this month, all the partners cam together for a digital Final Conference to present their analyses, results and contributions to increase the cyber and physical protection of water critical infrastructure. Their findings are relevant foundations to launch an EU Water ISAC. The event invited speakers from […]
Water Europe’s Working Groups are ready to meet online during Water Knowledge Europe 2021
Water Knowledge Europe 2021 is coming back for an autumn edition, and so are our Water Europe Working Groups meetings. From the 8th to the 16th of November, all our Working Groups are getting ready to host their meetings online. The main programme of the event will be in person but the Working Group meetings […]
After five years, the ZERO BRINE project will celebrate its work and achievements at an in-person Final Forum in Delft, The Netherlands, on 4 November. The forum will gather consortium and industry partners alike, to review its results, research findings, and impacts. The Final Forum will be a full-day event at De Oude Bibliotheek, […]
Registrations are open for Water Knowledge Europe 2021 Autumn Edition
Water Knowledge Europe 2021 Autumn Edition is coming back in its physical format on November 9-10 to guide you through the Horizon Europe (HEU) Work Programmes 2021-2022 and offer you the information you need for the preparation of winning project proposals. Over the past 2 years, we have worked hard to keep Water Knowledge Europe event running […]
How much energy can we save if we apply a smart water management across all water cycle?
Smart water management across all water cycles can lead to considerable energy savings, but how much? For more on how to measure these energy savings and co2 emissions reduction, join the #EUSEW2021 session, as part of the EU Sustainable Week, happening on the 27th of October. The session will propose a discussion on how to […]
New ECA report shows how agriculture negatively impact the quantitative status of water
The European Court of Auditors recently published the report “Sustainable water use in agriculture: CAP funds more likely to promote greater rather than more efficient water use” to assess the impact of agriculture on the quantitative status of water. Agriculture affects both water quality and water quantity. Diffuse pollution from fertilisers or pesticide reduce water […]
EU Commission report shows more needs to be done against water pollution from nitrates
Yesterday, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive warning that nitrates are still causing harmful pollution to water in the EU. Excessive nitrates in water are harmful to both human health and ecosystems, causing oxygen depletion and eutrophication. Where national authorities and farmers have cleaned up waters, it has had a […]
Water Knowledge Europe Autumn Edition 2021 returns in its physical format in November
Over the last year, Water Europe has organized Water Knowledge Europe in a series of virtual events to keep everyone connected and informed, despite the pandemic. The wait is over now, Water Knowledge Europe event is finally coming up in its physical format, on November 9-10 at the BluePoint Center in Brussels. Save the date […]
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