Serbia Completes Modernisation of Water and Wastewater Network in Subotica

Serbia’s northern city of Subotica is now equipped with a modern water and wastewater network and facilities thanks to a decade-long engineering endeavour supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Union (EU) and bilateral donors under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The new network …

Improve Human Waste Management in African Countries for Better Health, Environment and Economy

Poor sanitation continues to pose major health, environmental and socioeconomic risks in many African countries, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The paper highlights ways to improve management, generate industry from human waste, and improve sanitation for cities and …

Four Lessons From Nature to Build a Circular Economy

The circular economy is one of the few disruptive concepts with universal appeal – with business leaders, investors, activists, economists and environmentalists. While gaining in popularity, the concepts of circularity have been around for centuries – from regenerative agriculture and bartering, to repair and reuse, to renewable energy and plant-based …

Water Educational Program 2020

“Education On Water – Sustainable communication with the public”, has become far more current and significant than before the pandemic. In the new post Covid-19 world, education about water is much needed from its health and general existential aspect as well as from the strategic or aspect of its conservation …

The Hidden Risks Nature Loss Poses for Businesses

Nature loss is still a hidden risk for many businesses. This must change – both for the sake of businesses and the environment. Here are four actions businesses can take to respond to this global risk. As this past year’s news headlines have made all too clear, nature is in …

PFAS Pollution Is Widespread in Europe but Risks Are Still Poorly Understood

The EEA briefing ‘Emerging chemical risks in Europe — PFAS’ presents an overview of the known and potential risks to human health and the environment in Europe posed by per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS). These extremely persistent and man-made chemicals are used in a variety of consumer products and …

Protecting Europe’s Land and Soil Resources Is Fundamental for a Sustainable Future

Land and soil underpin life on our planet. The way we currently use these vital and finite resources in Europe is not sustainable. Human activities — growing cities and infrastructure networks, intensive agriculture, pollutants and greenhouse gases released to the environment — transform Europe’s landscapes and exert increasing pressure on …