Extreme decentralisation of water production: environmentally sustainable and economically feasible?
Issue 590: Water from ‘off-grid’ supply and treatment systems for individual buildings may be cheaper to supply than water from conventional systems, new research suggests.
EU experts have adopted recommendations on maximum acceptable levels for impulsive (for example from oil and gas exploration and extraction) and continuous (such as from shipping) underwater noise.
Transition to a low-carbon economy will create additional demand for many raw materials, production of which will have a range of environmental impacts.
The EU aims to achieve ‘good’ environmental status in marine areas across all Member States. This study assesses protected and non-protected sites in the Mediterranean Sea according to key ecological indicators.
District heating can provide an efficient solution to heating urban buildings, while waste-water treatment plants represent a potential source of renewable energy.
Today, the Commission published guidelines to help Member States and stakeholders apply the rules on the safe reuse of treated urban waste water for agricultural irrigation.
Coronavirus response: monitoring of wastewater contributes to tracking coronavirus and variants across all EU countries
One year ago, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation asking EU Member States to put in place wastewater monitoring to track COVID-19 and its variants.
Drought and water stress: Commission report shows water management progressing, but too slowly and underfinanced
Commission adopted the latest report on the implementation of EU water rules, which aim at all European water bodies to be in good status by 2027
The European Commission and the European Environment Agency published today new data which shows that over 90% of Europe’s urban waste waters are collected and treated in line with EU standards.
Today, the European Commission is launching an online public consultation to gather views on the revision of the EU rules on bathing water.