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Newsletter May 2015

 

Aquae Venice 2015, the great universal exhibition dedicated to water

On May 3rd AQUAE VENICE 2015, a collateral event of EXPO Milan completely dedicated to water, was opened.

The exhibition is hosted in the new AQUAE pavillion, a structure designed and built for this occasion close to the Science and Technology Park of Venice VEGA in Venice-Marghera.

The event will consist of a program of fairs, exhibitions, experiential activities and conferences to be held between May and October 2015.

The central theme of AQUAE Venezia 2015 is just water as a fundamental element for life. As a matter of fact, the theme of water is directly linked to the core theme of the EXPO "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", but also to the environment and to the sustainable consumption of resources.

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Improved Water Footprint Assessment Tool launched

Water Footprint Network lunched the Water Footprint Assessment Tool, an advanced tool for understanding global water problems and devising the best plans to alleviate them.

This tool consists in a free web application that measures and analyses the sustainability of the fresh water used to make the goods and services we consume or produce, then prioritises where to reduce use to make our water footprint more sustainable.

This initiative has already garnered international support from major companies, policy makers, NGOs and scientists as a world-class tool in the drive toward sustainable, efficient and smart water use.

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New Water Footprint Calculator

GRACE Communications Foundation built a tool to help people to figure out how much water they use during their daily routines.

This tool, called Water Footprint Calculator, accounts for not just how much water we use from the tap, but also the “virtual water” used to produce the food we eat, the energy we use and the products we buy.

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Italy, AQUAE VENICE 2015

From May 3rd to October 31st 2015 – Venice - Marghera, Italy

The great universal exhibition dedicated to water
On May 3rd AQUAE VENICE 2015, a collateral event of EXPO Milan completely dedicated to water, was opened. The exhibition is hosted in the new AQUAE pavillion, a structure designed and built for this occasion close to the Science and Technology Park…

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France, HYDROGAÏA 2015

From 27th to 28th May 2015 – Montpellier, France

Water and economic developments
Hydrogaïa is an international water exhibition to be held in France where to meet exhibitors, suppliers and key partners in the water industry. The 2015 edition of HydroGaïa will focus on the theme: WATER AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS. • 2 days to…

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Scotland, XVth IWRA WORLD WATER CONGRESS

From 25th to 29th May 2015 – Edimburgh, Scotland

Global Water, a resource for development: Opportunities, challenges and constraints
The XVth World Water Congress will be held from the 25th to 29th May 2015 at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), in cooperation with the Scottish Government. The congress will provide a platform for open discussions and debates…

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