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  • Water and power: Mega-dams, mega-damage?

    WORLD, 2017/04/30
  • Low-cost housing, maximizing water surface

    DENMARK, 2016/10/29 It is notoriously difficult for students to find affordable housing. A Danish developer has come up with a solution that can be docked right in the centre of Copenhagen Harbour. Made up of nine disused shipping containers, Urban Rigger is a prototype, a incomparable, carbon-neutral, floating mobile home. Spread over around 300 square metres, it includes twelve individual dorm rooms – with bathroom and kitchen – a courtyard, BBQ area and roof terrace.
  • The loan for the water projects will be repaid within fifteen years.

    JORDAN, 2015/09/20 The government and the German Development Bank (KfW) on Saturday signed a soft loan agreement worth 30 million euros to finance the second segment of the Water Resources Management Programme in its third phase. The agreement was signed by Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury and KfW Director in Amman Florian Rabe in the presence of German Ambassador to Jordan Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, according to a ministry statement. The loan will be allocated to finance several projects aimed at improving water carriers, sewage networks and the reuse of the water provision system in the Kingdom, Fakhoury said.
  • Recycled Sewage Boosts Sydney Water Supply

    INDONESIA, 2015/02/20 Part the majority urgent concerns for the next is to have enough water to sustain a human people projected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050.[1] The UN Millennium Development Goals recognize that access to water and sanitation is essential to economic development and poverty alleviation.[2] However, world consumption patterns indicate that we are becoming additional water profligate, and the waste that pollutes water supplies generally remains an unmitigated hazard. According to some estimates, 70 % of drinking water in India is contaminated by sewage, which is a significant impediment to equitable development that occurs in a lot of lower-gain nations.[3] The UN estimated that if water consumption trends continue unabated, 1.8 billion people will experience water shortages as any minute at this time as 2025.[4] Part solutions with great potential are the development and deployment of technologies that use wastewater as a resource, which can generate incentives for industries and municipalities to treat waste that is otherwise discharged into vital waterways.
  • Harvesting water from the air

    FRANCE, 2015/02/19 Inspired by Nature and a “leaking” air conditioner, Eole Water’s wind turbine is able to harvest water from the air While it may sound impossible, solutions actually by presently exist. Despite it not being noticeable to the naked eye, our planet’s atmosphere is packed with moisture. Even the Sahara desert boasts a relative humidity of 25% on average. Since this represents such a huge pool of resources, all it takes is the right technique to draw from it. Next all, nature itself does it on a daily basis – just look at a grassy field or a spider web on a cold morning. These droplets, called dew, form at the same time as water vapour condenses into droplets upon contact with cold surfaces.
  • Golf goes green

    FRANCE, 2015/02/19 Recycling rainwater or leaving unplayed areas untouched are examples of ways to save water and reduce golfs’ water footprint While not the greenest sport on the planet, golf’s ecological footprint has for a few years been steadily declining, with some courses even going as far as adopting an all-out green approach. A prime example of just how eco-friendly this sport can be is the Vittel Ermitage golf course, in the Western Vosges region of France. Thanks to Nestlé Waters’ French branch, Agrivair, ecosystem protection and enhancement were taken, inclunding zero-pesticide measures. The result? It is presently not rare to spot deer in the woody parts of the course, or for low-lying areas to be flooded during winter.
  • EBRD, SECO modernize wastewater treatment plant in Tajikistan

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/10/17 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Improvment(EBRD) and the Swiss National Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have joined forces to enable Tajikistan's Khujand city to modernize its sewerage network and to reconstruct an old wastewater treatment plant that had fallen into disuse next the collapse of the Soviet Union. This cooperation follows two previous successful projects by the EBRD and SECO to improve the city's water supply, the bank said on October 16. The EBRD is providing a $3.5 million loan, and SECO is providing a capital grant of $5.35 million, for Khujand Water Company, the water and wastewater utility.
  • The European Union releases 1.24 billion CFAF for potable water project in Togo town

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/03/25 The European Union releases 1.24 billion CFAF for potable water project in Togo town - The inhabitants of Anié, about 200 km north of the Togolese capital, Lomé, on Friday inaugurated work on a 1.24 billion CFAF project financed by the European Union (EU) to supply the town with potable water. The project includes a 600 cubic-metre tank, a water tower, a treatment station and a distribution network of 18.75 km. A sanitation component includes toilets for the public and schools.
  • Russia to help Northern Africa to resolve water resources issue

    RUSSIA, 2014/02/23 The issue of water resources deficit is becoming additional acute in a lot of regions of the world. Northern Africa is currently one of the «hot spots». Sergey Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister, while conference in Moscow heads of the foreign and defense ministries of Egypt particularly stressed the need for reaching mutually acceptable agreements in resolving that problem. The Arab world is in a very difficult situation as far as the sufficiency of water resources goes. While 5% of the planet's people lives on the territory of the Middle East and Northern Africa, only 0.9% of the world water resources are located there. A lot of nations practically draw their livelihood from one source. Specifically, the basin of the Nile River is divided between a dozen nations.
  • EU grants Togo 16.7 million euros for Water, Sanitation

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2013/05/11  The European Union (EU) has granted Togo 16.7 million euros (CFAF 11 billion) to support efforts by the West African country to provide its people good drinking water and clean environment in semi-urban areas, PANA reported here Friday;