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More than 75% of the streams and rivers in Porto are enclosed by pipes due to a variety of urban pressures ranging from infrastructure development to tourism. Águas do Porto, the utility responsible for urban water cycle management, has taken several measures to deal with ecosystem decline and prevent pollution, following the principles of River Basin Management Plans under the Water Framework Directive. Read more…
HOFOR, the Utility of Greater Copenhagen, provides drinking water, wastewater services, heating and cooling, and erects wind turbines throughout the country to promote CO2-neutral energy. Its CEO, Lars Therkildsen, explains not only the efficiencies gained through this approach but also the optimal results achieved through HOFOR’s mitigation and adaptation measures. Learn more…