The fountain that facilitates access to clean water
After Hurricane Mathew devastated Haiti, the poorest country of the Caribbean’s, last autumn, Nantes Metropolis supported the Haitian region Grand’Anse by supplying 15 “Safe Water Cube” fountains, allowing 15 000 people to access clean water. And the fountain was even invented by someone from Nantes!
Federica Mogherini: “We need local governments’ pragmatism to build the future of Europe”
“We need local administrators’ wisdom, sense of responsibility and pragmatism to build the future of Europe.” This was the message the vice-president of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, addressed last Friday (24 May) to mayors and regional leaders across Europe.
Waste water: cities also show their commitment!
The cities of Chinon (Indre-et-Loire) and Etaules (Charente-Maritime) are committed to improve access to water and water governance, alongside Tenkodogo, a town in Burkina Faso, illustrating an excellent case of decentralized cooperation for this 2017 World Water Day dedicated to waste water.