OCT 2018  
Italy's Lakes Polluted by Trash, Untreated Sewage

Italy's lakes are polluted by trash, microplastics, and untreated sewage, Legambiente environmentalist association said in its first national report on freshwater basins. The report was based on findings by scientists aboard the environmentalist group's vessel Goletta dei Laghi, which set sail in June 2018 to gather and analyse samples from 20 shore areas in Italy's great lakes, all of which are popular tourist and summer holiday destinations. These include Italy's celebrated Lake Como at the foot of the Alps. The others are Lake Garda on the edge of the Dolomites mountain range, Lake Iseo in the northern Lombardy region, Lake Maggiore, lying between Italy and Switzerland, and Lake Trasimeno, which is located partly in Umbria and partly in Tuscany. The scientists found an average of 2.5 items of trash in every sq. m of beach, and 75.5 per cent of them are plastic.


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Nominations open for CSP Today India awards 2013

The inaugural CSP Today India awards ceremony takes place on March 12, and CSP developers, EPCs, suppliers and technology providers can now be nominated.

CSP has made tremendous progress since the announcement of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission in 2010. With Phase I projects now drawing closer to completion, the first milestone in India’s CSP learning curve is drawing closer. CSP Today has chosen the next CSP Today India conference (12-13 March, New Delhi) as the time for the industry to reflect upon its progress and celebrate its first achievements.

At the awards ceremony, industry leaders will be recognized for their achievements in one of 4 categories: CSP India Developer Award, CSP India Engineering Performance Award, CSP India Technology and Supplier Award, and the prestigious CSP India Personality of the Year.

Matt Carr, Global Events Director at CSP Today, said at the opening of nominations that “CSP Today are excited to launch these esteemed awards, which will enhance the reputation of their recipients. I am particularly excited to launch the CSP India Personality of the Year award, a distinguished honor for the industry figure deemed worthy by their peers.”

All eyes will be on the CSP Today India 2013 Awards when nomination entry closes on February 4 and the finalists are announced on February 11. The awards are open to all industry stakeholders to nominate until February 4 at or by e-mail to

Matt Carr
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