The German Environment Agency (UBA) has chosen the water body type of the year 2016 just in time for World Water Day on 22 March: large gravel-bed streams. read more
Gravel-bed streams - our water body type of the year 2016
First round table on marine litter
The Federal Government and the Länder want to strengthen their joint measures to combat marine litter and are coordinating their future action at a round table. read more
Deep geothermal energy: environmental risks can be controlled
Groundwater not at risk – seismic monitoring now standard read more
Microplastics in oceans – how much? From where?
UBA: Focus more attention on large-size plastic litter read more
Extraneous water within the sewerage system burdens sewage treatm
About a quarter of the volume of wastewater entering sewage plants for treatment would not have to be treated. This is extraneous water that infiltrates decrepit sewers and blends with “genuine” wastewater. In a project, a group of experts explored how this affects water quality and how sewer rehabilitation can remedy the problem. read more
4th waste water treatment stage financed by waste water charge?
The waste water charge could be a viable way to help finance the upgrading of large waste water treatment plants to include a 'fourth treatment stage". A new study has determined that these facilities can reduce micropollutants – pharmaceuticals, for example – which are present in waterbodies. read more
Water Resource Management in Germany: brochure provides overview
How much water is used in Germany and for what purposes? What are the pressures on our waters? What is being done about it? Find out the answers to these and many other questions in our two-part Water Resource Management in Germany publication. read more
Climate engineering: First-ever international control mechanisms
Commercial ocean fertilization activities are now subject to an international ban, although certain research activities will be permitted. This was the decision taken by the Parties to the London Protocol on 18 October 2013 and which has now been publicised. read more