Satellites map floods in western Europe

Record rainfall has caused swollen rivers to burst their banks and wash away homes and other buildings in western Europe—leading to more than 90 casualties and over 1000 people missing. Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 ...

Pharma's potential impact on water quality

When people take medications, these drugs and their metabolites can be excreted and make their way to wastewater treatment plants. From there, the compounds can end up in waterways. Wastewater from pharmaceutical companies ...

BASF counts on 2019 rebound after annual profits slump

German chemicals giant BASF said Tuesday a restructuring, expansion and a worldwide economic rebound should help it to a stronger 2019, after its bottom line last year was battered by headwinds for vital customer industries ...

Water woes as drought leaves Germany's Rhine shallow

Months of drought have left water levels on Germany's Rhine river at a record low, exposing a World War II bomb and forcing ship operators to halt services to prevent vessels from running aground.

New study to predict future shape of coastline

A new experiment is underway that will help forecast the shape of the Dutch coastline under changing climate conditions, involving scientists and engineers from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Australia setting the standard for water information exchange

A new water information standard has been announced today by the international standards body Open Geospatial Consortium. Known as WaterML2.0, the new standard will assist in better management of one of our most valuable ...

Using buildings for flood protection

Buildings, car parks and roads could, alongside their "regular" functions, have a role to play in protecting the rest of the city from flooding. According to researcher Bianca Stalenberg, this concept could be very useful ...