From rainfall patterns to monsoon intensities, air pollution can significantly affect the water cycle. Particulate matter can reduce the amount of solar radiation that reaches the earth’s surface, affecting the rate at which water evaporates and moves into the atmosphere. They also affect clouds’ formation and water-carrying capacity.
For example, changes in intensity and...Read More
The European Commission has released its legislative proposal on the industrial emissions directive, on Tuesday, 5th April 2022. In the proposal, the Commission focused on boosting effectiveness and supporting water reuse and circular economy investments.
The directive on industrial emissions (‘the IED’) regulates the environmental impacts of around 52 000 of Europe’s large-scale,...Read More
On the 25th of March, the MEP Water Group and UNESCO organised the annual event on the United-Nations Report 2022, dedicated to groundwater: making the invisible visible with the participation of the Italian Ambassador Stefano Verrecchia, Deputy Permanente Representation of Italy to the European Union. Louise Haxthausen, Director of the UNESCO Liaison office in Brussels reminded us that...Read More
On the occasion of the World Water Day 2022, the Steering Group of the MEP Water Group addressed this morning a number of water-related questions to the European Commission on the importance of the protection of our groundwater resources.
The questions aim to underline the importance of water with every sector, not only the economy but also the energy, soil’s health and...Read More
Today, the United Nations has released the 2022 UN World Water Development Report on “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible” during the opening session of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal, held today on 21 March 2022.
The report describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater throughout the world.