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REC Albania has three new projects under way
March 31, 2017

REC Albania has three new projects under way

REC Albania started the year with two new projects on climate change and one project on environmental financing. The European Union Delegation-supported PRO NEWS project aims to ensure increased flood resilience by strengthening Albania's National Early Warning System and by improving disaster prevention in line with the EU good practices. The project will also help...

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Regional water workshop gets under way in Tunisia
March 28, 2017

Regional water workshop gets under way in Tunisia

The Regional Workshop on Water Resources and Demand Management in a Changing Climate started on March 28, 2017, in Djerba, Tunisia, and will run until March 30. The regional workshop provides an opportunity for the project team, participants and beneficiaries to take stock of all the activities performed so far, and to contribute with essential inputs to the...

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New study reviews application of IED derogations
March 28, 2017

New study reviews application of IED derogations

The REC is part of a consortium that DG Environment awarded recently with a service contract related to derogations associated with the Industrial Emissions Directive. A new study titled "Application of IED Article 15(4) Derogations", will provide an overview of the use of derogations granted under the implementation of IED and the approaches followed by member...

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OPTIMUM launches 'intelligent mobility’ app
March 27, 2017

OPTIMUM launches 'intelligent mobility’ app

OPTIMUM has launched a multimodal route-planning application (app) that features smart notifications and proactive recommendations to encourage “greener” transport behaviour. The app, in the context of the project, supports multimodal route planning in three major European cities: Birmingham (UK), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Vienna (Austria). All available...

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Important environmental governance talks under way in Brazil
March 23, 2017

Important environmental governance talks under way in Brazil

Day one of the Sixth Negotiations for a Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice featured a packed agenda and delivered fruitful results. There were contact group sessions on access to information and participation; an opening session; a panel discussion on rights of access to environmental justice; and the sharing of...

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REC participates in Arab Water Week 2017
March 21, 2017

REC participates in Arab Water Week 2017

Arab Water Week (AWW) is an international meeting that tackles water management issues in the MENA region by establishing innovative partnerships and platforms for collaborative work. The AWW facilitates the creation of new partnerships that complement and maximise the impact of ongoing work in this sector for the benefit of all countries in the region.  The REC took...

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Putting water monitoring techniques into practice in Tunisia
March 20, 2017

Putting water monitoring techniques into practice in Tunisia

The Second Training on Water Monitoring in Tunisia took place on March 6 and 7, 2017, in Tabarka, Tunisia, and included field exercises in the vicinity of the Bou Hertma River. The event was part of a cluster of water resources protection activities carried out in the framework of the WATER SUM project’s WATER POrT component. The training focused exclusively on...

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Stepping up monitoring and data processing in Jordan
March 20, 2017

Stepping up monitoring and data processing in Jordan

The Second Training on Water Monitoring and Data Processing in Jordan was held on March 12-15 in Amman in the framework of the WATER SUM project's WaterPOrT component, with field exercises taking place near the Dead Sea at Wadi Shueib. The training focused on building practical experience related to the monitoring of surface water and groundwater. The event was...

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