Posts Tagged: Water scarcity

Every Drop Counts: Snapshots from Green Week 2012

‘Without water, there is no environment; Without water, there is no economy; Without water, there is no life.’ Janez Potočnik, European Environment Commissioner The focus of this year’s Green Week (May 22-25) was water. Highly topical, as Europe is experiencing

Every Drop Counts: Snapshots from Green Week 2012

‘Without water, there is no environment; Without water, there is no economy; Without water, there is no life.’ Janez Potočnik, European Environment Commissioner The focus of this year’s Green Week (May 22-25) was water. Highly topical, as Europe is experiencing

There is no energy without water

It is worth repeating; there is no energy without water. Obvious examples that spring to mind, including hydropower (throughput), nuclear (cooling) and marginal gas (fracturing), certainly support the maxim, but less well known is the fact that water is also

There is no energy without water

It is worth repeating; there is no energy without water. Obvious examples that spring to mind, including hydropower (throughput), nuclear (cooling) and marginal gas (fracturing), certainly support the maxim, but less well known is the fact that water is also

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

On the occasion of World Water Day – a thought-provoking event in the European Parliament

Alexandra Thein, MEP from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe and Margarete Auken, MEP from the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance co-hosted the screening of a film: Our water, their water made by French film

World Water Day 2012: does water count as a human right?

Access to safe water and sanitation was declared a human right by the UN’s General Assembly in July 2010. A surprising eighteen EU Member States abstained from voting. The main problem faced by governments is that a large proportion of

World Water Day 2012: does water count as a human right?

Access to safe water and sanitation was declared a human right by the UN’s General Assembly in July 2010. A surprising eighteen EU Member States abstained from voting. The main problem faced by governments is that a large proportion of

Is your water sustainable?

Over Christmas, I felt guilty while topping up a car with diesel. Why? Because I tend to feel bad when I’m using more carbon than I have to. I always intended to feel the same about water, but it’s difficult

Is your water sustainable?

Over Christmas, I felt guilty while topping up a car with diesel. Why? Because I tend to feel bad when I’m using more carbon than I have to. I always intended to feel the same about water, but it’s difficult