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Toilet training

  With the UK population on the rise, drainage systems are facing added pressure. Educating the public about ‘toilet rules’ – no wet wipes – is working   UK water consumers take it for granted that waste water will be disposed of appropriately. However, most people don’t know what happens after they flush the toilet… » read more

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Certifiable sense

  In Sweden, the circular economy is already a reality. The REVAQ certification system, which started in 2008, recycles nutrients back to agricultural land To ensure high quality digestate from the anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in Sweden, REVAQ, a certification system, was established in 2008. REVAQ is operated by the Swedish Water & Wastewater… » read more

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  Cost recovery, further investment and asset management plans will ensure the long term development of Spanish water services Ever since the International Conference on Water and the Environment, held in Dublin in 1992, water has been considered an eco-social asset, satisfying economic, social and environmental functions. Currently, it is evident that integrated water resources… » read more

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Is the Portuguese water sector prepared for periods of extreme weather? A number of projects have been developed but an integrated strategy is needed According to the most recent reports, southern Europe and the Mediterranean Basin – including Portugal and Spain – are among the main areas that are vulnerable to climate change impacts with… » read more

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  From huge problems with pollution, Poland is now facing the positive challenges of EU membership. With knowledge sharing, Poland is a cleaner country Poland is one of the countries that suffered the most during the Second World War. Our country’s course took a dramatic and unexpected turn in the post-1939 period. The country came… » read more

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Real-time remote monitoring

Malta’s reliance on desalination means that water bills are high so stopping leaks had to be achieved. An Automated Meter Management was the answer Since water is a precious resource, its production and distribution must be carried out in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective manner. This is even more so in the case of Malta… » read more

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Integrated thinking

  Water and agriculture are inextricably linked but in Germany, there are water pollution problems caused by farming that must be urgently addressed The upsurge in land cultivation that has taken place over the past 60 years, coupled with the high use of fertilisers and pesticides and intensive mass animal farming, has led to significant… » read more

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Cities of the future

  Zero sludge production may seem the impossible dream of municipalities, yet considerable sludge reduction can be achieved with bio-augmentation   The management of bio-solids (sludge) derived from the treatment of domestic waste water has been a difficult issue for years. A great deal of research and technological innovation have evolved around this problem. This… » read more

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Freedom to meet targets

  The transparency of the French governance model works for the public management of its water and waste water services Water services should be subject to solutions adopted locally. In France, this principle is applied to its extreme, leaving municipalities free to determine how to meet water policy targets that are defined at European or… » read more

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