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More and more frequent extreme weather events lead to new projects on risk management and spatial planning. Past experiences represent an added value and suggest the importance of greater involvement of local communities
Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts are required to minimise the risk of flooding at coastal nuclear plants in Europe
A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.
Scientists are developing a real-time monitoring system for offshore aquaculture, so fish and shellfish farmers can be warned in time and prevent epidemic.
Every year 300.000 Europeans are falling ill because of contaminated drinking water. A new high-speed test is being developed to identify the contamination of drinking water much faster than today and thus reduce the number of victims considerably.
An integrated approach to better manage land use and the water resources of river systems aims at developing strategies for mitigating climate change impact
By investigating health risks associated with bathing waters, scientists are contributing to future reviews and revision of the EU’s Bathing Water Directive.
Combining advanced wastewater treatment technologies may enable industrial companies to use water in a more sustainable way. But the approaches are mainly suited for high-income countries.
A wide range of technologies deal with water leaks. But the most recent innovative solutions aim to be far more effective than any other prior technologies.
Conventional solutions to the challenges in urban storm water need to be adjusted to deal with rising populations and diminishing space in cities at all stages of development
Thanks to a new app, smart phones could help monitor irrigation water use according to need. This could ensure that food is available on our table is the produced in a sustainable way.
A prototype of precise irrigation system tested in Italy for ornamental plants nurseries as water shortage puts pressure on growers
The water quality of the Danube river has improved since measures to reduce pollution have been implemented in1995, but there are areas where the toxic waste loads are still high.
A comprehensive global water model offers a level of granularity of the impact of climate change down to the local level that could be used to better manage the likes of food production.
Preparing for extreme weather events that cannot precisely be anticipated, such as flash floods, is a challenge that can be addressed. But the predictions are only as good as the models used.
An early warning system of threats over freshwater resources in the Black Sea region is now available to policy makers. The onus remains on them to effectively preserve fresh water sources.
A new way of valuing ecosystem services, incorporating the local perspective, is the driving force behind a project assessing aquatic ecosystems in highland areas of Asia
Land use planning and management now has all the scientific tools required for decision making. But scientists have yet to have an opportunity to collaborate with local authorities to implement them.
An additive for oxygen-based processing of sludge may be useful in specific cases in lowering the environmental impact of waste water treatment for the meat and dairy industries
New droughts forecasting models could help mitigate their consequences on African countries.