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#Romania – Better #DrinkingWater in #Cluj and #Sălaj thanks to Cohesion Policy

#Romania – Better #DrinkingWater in #Cluj and #Sălaj thanks to Cohesion Policy

| September 4, 2019

The Cohesion Fund invests €275.7 million for better drinking water supply and upgraded wastewater collection and treatment services in the Cluj and Sălaj counties, north-west Romania. Thanks to this EU-funded project, almost 240,000 inhabitants will enjoy better drinking water. Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella said: “Everyone should have access to good drinking water. With […]

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845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 #UN goal

845 million people still need access to #DrinkingWater to meet 2030 #UN goal

| August 30, 2019

Seven countries still provide less than half of their population with access to basic drinking water, while another 40 countries have no basic sanitation services for at least 50% of citizens, new research shows. It comes to light after a new study, entitled Forward-Thinking Countries, reveals the most and least progressive nations based on key […]

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Splish, splash! Swimming safely in #EuropeanWaters this summer

Splish, splash! Swimming safely in #EuropeanWaters this summer

| July 24, 2019

Europeans can safely enjoy a swim this summer as 96% of bathing sites meet minimum quality requirements set out under EU rules. Some 85% of bathing sites monitored across the EU in 2018 are judged as excellent in the European Environment Agency’s annual report, meaning they were mostly free from pollutants harmful to human health and […]

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Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

Water reuse for #AgriculturalIrrigation – Council agrees general approach

| June 26, 2019

The EU takes steps to set safe minimum standards to enable the reuse of water for agricultural irrigation The EU is taking new measures to reduce the risk of shortages of water for irrigating crops. The Council today (26 June) agreed its position (general approach) on a regulation which facilitates the use of urban waste water for […]

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Over 85% of European bathing sites rated as excellent for #WaterQuality

Over 85% of European bathing sites rated as excellent for #WaterQuality

| June 7, 2019

Just over 85% of bathing water sites across Europe monitored last year met the European Union’s highest ‘excellent’ and most stringent quality standards for water cleanliness, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report. The results published today give a good indication of where the best quality bathing waters are likely to be […]

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EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

EU and #China step up co-operation on environment, water and #CircularEconomy

| April 2, 2019

From 1 to 3 April 2019, an EU delegation headed by Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella is visiting China to continue and deepen EU-China environmental bilateral relations. He will co-chair the 7th environmental dialogue and will initiate two new high-level dialogues on Water and Circular Economy. The commissioner will meet several Chinese ministers to […]

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Parliament supports plans to improve quality of #TapWater and cut #PlasticLitter

Parliament supports plans to improve quality of #TapWater and cut #PlasticLitter

| March 29, 2019

MEPs backed plans to improve consumers’ trust in tap water, which is much cheaper and cleaner for the environment than bottled water, on Thursday (28 March). MEPs propose to tighten the maximum limits for certain pollutants such as lead (to be reduced by half), harmful bacteria, and introduce new caps for most polluting substances found […]

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