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Smart Water business intelligence week 27/11/2023


Water is a resource that is becoming scarce. Households, industrialists and farmers, however, continue to overconsume. Jean Tirole, 2014 Nobel Prize winner in economics, encourages pricing to force the population to moderate their use of water:

En finir avec la gratuité de l’eau pour lutter contre la pénurie


A research team led from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Taiwan, has achieved a breakthrough in producing hydrogen from seawater. Using Crown Ether (CE) to capture the ions sodium in seawater has significantly improved both the rate and yield of hydrogen production, marking a significant advance in the quest for green hydrogen:

Revolutionizing Hydrogen Production from Seawater: NTHU’s Breakthrough with Crown Ether


The Adour-Garonne basin water agency has obtained a historic increase in the fees paid by industry, agriculture and individuals. “An obligation to secure access to drinking water”, according to Sébastien Vincini and Aude Witten, respectively vice-president and director of the organization responsible for water management in the greater South-West. Cross-interview:

[ENTRETIEN] Accès à l’eau potable : “Si on n’agit pas maintenant, dans dix ans, il sera trop tard”


The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 25 million loan agreement with Klaipėdos Vanduo, the municipal water company of Klaipeda in Lithuania, in support of its 2023-2026 investment programme. Investments will aim to adapt both water supply and rainwater and wastewater management to future developments:

Klaipėdos Vanduo obtient un prêt BEI de 25 millions d’EUR à l’appui d’un système d’approvisionnement en eau et d’assainissement à l’épreuve du temps

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