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Shared Waters, Shared Responsibility: Europe

Governance of Europe's Waters The European Water Framework Directive is a successful – although imperfect – model for international management and the protection of water supplies and natural water environments. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is one of the most [...]

Albania’s Vjosa River Controversy

Damming the Wild Rivers of Albania Plans to build a series of dams and hydropower plants on the Vjosa River in  Albania have unleashed a heated debate across Europe, as hydropower potential is weighed up against ecological considerations. The Vjosa River is Albania’s third-longest river, covering a distance of 270 kilometers between its [...]

Saudi Arabia’s Search for a More Sustainable Water Culture

Saudi Arabia’s Great Thirst Years of massive over-exploitation have severely depleted Saudi Arabia’s water resources. The government is now taking steps to curb consumption in all sectors but public awareness of the growing crisis remains low. Saudi Arabia is facing [...]

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Shared Waters, Shared Responsibility: Europe

Governance of Europe's Waters The European Water Framework Directive is a successful – although imperfect – model for international management and the protection of water supplies and natural water environments. The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is one of the most [...]

Water Cost in Southern Spain

The Price of Watering Europe's Southern Plains Farmers in south-eastern Spain are complaining of water shortages and say they will go out of business by the end of the year if the government does not increase supply. But [...]

Albania’s Vjosa River Controversy

Damming the Wild Rivers of Albania Plans to build a series of dams and hydropower plants on the Vjosa River in  Albania have unleashed a heated debate across Europe, as hydropower potential is weighed up against ecological considerations. The Vjosa River is Albania’s third-longest river, covering a distance of 270 kilometers between its [...]

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