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Smart Water business intelligence week 18/10/2021


The new European COSME project, AEWEN (African-EU Water and Energy Network), was launched on September 16, to develop and implement a common internationalization strategy to help European SMEs to internationalize in three selected African countries (Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia) and help meet African demand for green energy and water solutions. The AEWEN project will last 30 months, until March 2024:

AEWEN, an ambitious European Project to create an African-EU Water and Energy Network


Beyond the laboratory checks required by the ARS, drinking water producers implement a comprehensive approach ranging from prevention at the catchment level to monitoring in the distribution network. They generally check generic parameters, global indicators of the proper functioning of their process:

Eau potable : prévenir les risques chimiques et biologiques


The Commission’s latest report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive (based on data for 2016-2019) warns that nitrates still cause harmful water pollution in the EU. Excess nitrates in water are harmful to both human health and ecosystems, causing oxygen depletion and eutrophication. Where national authorities and farmers have cleaned up the waters, this has had a positive impact on the drinking water supply and biodiversity, as well as on sectors such as fisheries and tourism that depend on it. However, over-fertilization remains a problem in many parts of the EU:

More needs to be done against water pollution from nitrates, says EC


The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of $ 86.72 million to co-finance the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The phased project will supply water to the Gauteng region of South Africa and generate hydropower for Lesotho. The project involves harnessing the waters of the Senqu / Orange River in the Lesotho highlands by constructing a series of dams for the mutual benefit of both countries:

Multinational: African Development Bank approves $86.72 million loan to boost water security and socio-economic development in South Africa and Lesotho

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