Habitat destruction and degradation over recent decades has left the fire-bellied toad extinct in parts of Lower Saxony, and other amphibians at risk. 300 planned new breeding ponds can help re-establish populations.
On its 25th anniversary, EEA is reflecting on how Europe’s environmental knowledge and policy have developed in the last 25 years and how they, the EEA together with its networks, can support efforts towards sustainability in the next 25 years.
The approval of the EU human rights guidelines on safe drinking water and sanitation is one of many steps that the EU is taking to realise its commitment to ensure the progressive realisation of the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation for all, as well as its commitment to the human rights defenders fighting for these rights.
In this issue: European Maritime Day sets focus on the blue economy; Common Information Sharing Environment enters transitional phase to be coordinated by EMSA; EMSA participates in Paris MoU annual committee meeting; European Community Shipowners’ Associations gather at EMSA; IMO Member States Audit Scheme in Iceland; Croatian President pays visit to EMSA; Awareness-raising for the upcoming 0.50% cap on sulphur in marine fuel; EMSA enhances pollution response capability in the Black Sea; EMSA participates in Adriatic Spill Conference 2019; EU civil projection exercise ‘Cascade 19’ held in Portugal.
An EU-funded project is working on improving the understanding of the complex interplay between water, land, energy, food and climate and developing a serious game to support policymakers in developing more sustainable resource-management strategies.
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 found this summer.
With over 200 participants from all around Europe in every edition, WssTP annual conference ‘Water Innovation Europe’ has grown to become the landmark event of the European water sector every summer. The event brings together all the aspects of the sector: scientists and technology developers, utility representatives, large water users, European and national/ regional policy makers and finance experts. Water Innovation Europe offers an open platform for information gathering and networking among the most influential stakeholders from within and beyond the water sector.
To mark World Environment Day, the JRC and European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) launched yesterday a Position Paper on the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).