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25 July 2019

Cities invited to join study on water security

Does your city receive more than 25 percent of its drinking water supply from surface water? If yes, then investing in nature-based solutions in your upstream catchment can help you to tackle water quality challenges related to nitrates, phosphorus and sediments. ICLEI is supporting The Nature Cons...

19 July 2019

ICLEI Member Augsburg’s water management system added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

This month, UNESCO announced that seven new sites had been added to its World Heritage List. Among the newest additions is ICLEI Member Augsburg’s (Germany) historic and impressive water management system. The city has sustainably used and managed its water for centuries. Augsburg’s wat...

6 June 2019

Reflections on the future of water reuse in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a new regulation on minimum requirements for the reuse of treated wastewater in agricultural irrigation. During EU Green Week, Valentina Bastino, from the DG Environment, explained the motivation behind this law, saying: “Today, one third of the territory ...

10 May 2019

ICLEI Europe joins EU Green Week

Each year, the European Commission hosts #EUGreenWeek – an event that convenes a range of stakeholders and experts to engage around Europe’s sustainable future. This year’s event will centre on implementation of environmental laws, based on the Commission’s reports on the top...

27 March 2019

Mannheim to host 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns

ICLEI Member Mannheim (Germany) will host the 9th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns, which will take place in Mannheim, 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban tran...

6 March 2019

European sustainability award launched at Change the Change conference

Win 10,000 EUR and be recognised as a European leader of sustainable urban transformation with the 2019 Transformative Action Award The 2019 edition of the Transformative Action Award was launched today at ‘Change the Change’, an international conference on climate change, organised by ...

4 February 2019

Amsterdam to host Europe’s first summit on fat, oil and grease

The first European Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) summit is set to take place in Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 6 March 2019. The event will cover the entire Fat, Oil and Grease lifecycle: from the kitchens to the final recycling plant, providing global networking opportunities and learning experiences, p...

29 October 2018

Join ICLEI at the 3rd European nutrient event to discuss turning bio-based fertilisers into business opportunities

As part of the 3rd European Nutrient event taking place in Rimini (Italy), 8-9 November, ICLEI will host a roundtable titled ‘Growing sustainable business opportunities with bio-based fertilisers.’ The event, which is being organised by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, European ...

26 October 2018

Local Renewables conference explores wastewater utilities and the circular economy

As part of the 2018 Local Renewables Conference, ICLEI organised a session titled ‘The wastewater utility of the future: A key player of the circular city?’ In this session, researchers from the INCOVER project presented their work on innovative technologies for recovering a variety of ...