Sinkevicius: Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’

By |februar 12th, 2020|Chemicals, circular economy, Drinking Water Directive, hazardous chemicals, News, PFAS, Virginijus Sinkevičius, zero pollution|

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU's Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU's commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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Information is key to promote tap water use, health expert says

By |december 17th, 2019|circular economy, Drinking Water Directive, Legionella pneumophila, News, Philippe Hartemann, tap water|

Providing tap water with the same level of information and transparency as bottled water will restore citizens trust and help fulfil one of the main objectives of the Drinking Water Directive (DWD), says Philippe Hartemann.

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Climate change leads to spread of Pneumonia-causing bacteria, expert says

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Drinking Water Directive, legionella, Legionella pneumophila, legionellosis, Legionnaires' disease, News|

A warmer climate and Europe's ageing population create a favourable breeding ground for legionella bacteria, which cause a type of pneumonia known as Legionnaires' disease, Professor Martin Exner said in an interview.

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ECI’s contribution on the Revision of the Drinking Water Directive in view of the Trilogues [Promoted content]

By |junij 24th, 2019|Drinking Water Directive, Legionella pneumophila, News|

The European Copper Institute (ECI) strongly supports measures that help to improve the quality of water intended for human consumption, and is therefore is in favour of EU-wide standards that help understanding and reduce sources of chemical and /or biological contamination in drinking water systems.

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The role of digitised information in water safety planning

By |december 28th, 2018|Copernicus, drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, navigation satellites, News|

Digital tools, which provide water utility operators with accurate and timely information, can improve drinking water quality and ensure better water safety planning, experts say. The quality of drinking water currently faces two main challenges: algae...

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Expert: Predictive water management saves costs and the environment

By |december 27th, 2018|drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, News, safe drinking water, sustainable water management, water management|

Predictive management and process optimisation in water utilities mean less usage of chemicals, which results in a positive environmental footprint as well as less operational costs for the industry, an expert told EURACTIV.com.

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EU project optimises drinking water quality using space technologies

By |december 20th, 2018|Copernicus, drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, News, satellite navigation, water policy, water pollution|

The use of space technologies could play a crucial role in optimising potable water processing operations in order to achieve higher quality, according to the results of an EU-funded project.

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Drinking water rules cleaned up by MEPs

By |september 13th, 2018|drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, News|

Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Monday (10 September) to update drinking water rules to remove pollutants from what comes out of our taps. But they have also been criticised for striking a blow against transparency.

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EU countries call for strict health rules on ‘water contact materials’

By |junij 26th, 2018|drinking water, Drinking Water Directive, News, plastic pipes, Plastic Strategy, safe drinking water, water|

An overwhelming majority of member states have voiced support for stricter EU rules on drinking water, saying the same level of safety should apply to products coming in contact with water as for those coming in contact with food.

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Water-energy nexus: Untying the Gordian knot

By |april 6th, 2018|Drinking Water Directive, News, Sustainable Development Goals, wastewater, water supply|

The relationship between water and energy is close and fraught with misunderstandings. The European Union has only dipped its toe into the subject, starting with a recent proposal to update the bloc’s drinking water directive. EURACTIV takes a look at...

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