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The JRC’s new tool will help countries to take action ahead of time in order to prevent the worst impacts of floods. The JRC’s new tool will help countries to take action ahead of time in order to prevent the worst impacts of floods.
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Sep 21 2017
A new tool developed by the JRC will help emergency authorities prevent the worst impacts of floods, by calculating flood hazard and risk dynamically and displaying the potential consequences in near real-time.
Drawning Urban Water Atlas for Europe offers 360° view on water management in cities
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Apr 26 2017

On 27 April 2017, the European Commission published the Urban Water Atlas for Europe. The publication – the first of its kind – shows how different water management choices, as well as other factors such as waste management, climate change and even our food preferences, affect the long-term sustainability of water use in our cities.

Litter in waters Two new JRC reports provide recommendations and guidance to EU Member States on how to monitor and identify sources of litter in the waters.
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Feb 23 2017

Marine litter is a threat to both the marine ecosystem and human activities. Two new JRC reports provide recommendations and guidance to EU Member States on how to monitor and identify sources of litter that reach the seas.

A river flowing into a lake surrounded by green rushes In-stream nitrogen retention occurs at unsustainable levels for nearly all European countries, with the exception of Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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Jan 04 2017
Taking in-stream nitrogen retention as a proxy for water purification, the study estimates the actual value of the contribution of sustainable water bodies to human activities.
The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities. The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities.
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Dec 07 2016
In an article published in Nature, JRC scientists describe how, in collaboration with Google, they have quantified changes in global surface waters and created interactive maps which highlight the changes in the Earth's surface water over the past 32 years.
Danube river The JRC has been supporting the EUSDR since its outset in 2011 on topics such as water, land and soil, air, and bioenergy, complemented by related datasets, tech transfer and smart specialisation support.
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Nov 03 2016
The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) opened on 3 November 2016 in Bratislava, dedicated to the challenges and perspectives of water management, research and innovation.
Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files. Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files.
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Oct 27 2016
A JRC-run project and a dedicated application are bringing together scientists from across the EU and its neighbourhood to monitor and map litter floating from rivers into the seas.
Marseilles port A healthy diet containing meat reduces cities' water footprint by 19% to 43%; a pesco-vegetarian diet by 28% to 52% and a vegetarian diet by 30% to 53%.
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Sep 08 2016

The water used to produce food available in urban areas generally doesn’t make it into city sustainability estimates, which only take into account direct water use and parameters such as waste collection and energy efficiency of buildings.

Graphic visual of the event with a world surrounded by elements EU-AU-IIASA evidence and policy event brings together scientists and policymakers.
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Aug 31 2016
This capacity building evidence and policy event focusing on water-energy-food security nexus is organised jointly by the EU and African Union (AU), together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Two men on a ship placing an optical instrument into the sea Deployment of an optical instrument package during the second leg of the Black Sea campaign.
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Jun 22 2016

A major oceanographic campaign underway in the Black Sea will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influenced by the inflow of the Danube river.

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