EBRD to Improve Water Supply in Banja Luka

The 200,000-strong population of Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, is to enjoy  better water supply and wastewater collection thanks to a loan of up to €6 million provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The Bank’s loan will be provided under EBRD Green Cities, a strategic …

Dutch Water Company Will Evaluate Impact of Floating Solar on Water Quality

Evides Waterbedrijf is a water supply company in the Netherlands. It estimates it could generate all the electricity it needs to power its pumping and distribution operations if just 30% of the reservoirs it manages were covered with floating solar panels. But before it makes that commitment, it’s dipping its …

Investments in Better Living Conditions and Sustainable Solutions

KfW is a financial institution for domestic business, namely in Germany, but also for countries in the processes of development and transition. In addition to its headquarter in Frankfurt, it has regional offices in almost 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and South-East Europe. KfW Development Bank acts on …

Grass Growing Around Mount Everest as Global Heating Intensifies

Shrubs and grasses are springing up around Mount Everest and across the Himalayas, one of the most rapidly heating regions of the planet. The impact on water supplies of the small but significant increase in vegetation between the treeline and snowline is not yet known but could increase flooding in …

World Environment Day

On the eve of a critical year for environmental decision-making, Colombia, Germany and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced that Colombia will host World Environment Day 2020 in partnership with Germany and that it will focus on biodiversity. World Environment Day takes place every year on 5 June. It is the …