JRC News

  1. 30 Sep 2015

    The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.

  2. 29 Sep 2015

    According to a JRC study published on 24 September, projections under a “high-end“ climate scenario show that river floods in Europe could directly affect more than half a million people a year by 2050 and nearly one million by 2080, as compared to about 200 thousand today.

  3. 12 Aug 2015

    A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers.

  4. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

  5. 19 Jun 2015

    The results of the Joint Danube Survey 3 (JDS3), the biggest scientific river expedition in the world, are now published by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).

  6. 10 Jun 2015

    On the occasion of the EU summit with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the English and Portuguese versions of the JRC Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean are launched.

  7. 3 Feb 2015

    In support of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), the JRC and EuropeAid have developed a new mobile app that provides guidance on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world. It is free of charge and can be used to steer this type of projects throughout its lifecycle.

  8. 18 Dec 2014

    The JRC has recently published a report which provides guidelines to implement water reuse in Europe, and analyses the associated technical, environmental, health and socioeconomic challenges to such reuse.

    Given the lack of formal guidelines at European level to address the reuse of treated wastewater, the report compares relevant national and international measures. It also provides a risk-based management approach, and identifies needs for and barriers to technological innovation and regulation.

  9. 7 Oct 2014

    The JRC has set up the MSFD Competence Centre (MCC) to help EU countries achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ of their marine waters by 2020, the main aim of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In achieving this aim, the MSFD seeks to protect the fragile balance of marine ecosystems, upon which many economic and social activities such as fishing or tourism depend.

  10. 4 Sep 2014

    A recently published JRC article describes the strong link between the nutrients in European rivers and marine productivity (up to fish production) in the Mediterranean Sea from 1960 to 2012.