Friday, 8 April 2022

Croatian Jana Water Wins Monde Selection Gold Medal for Quality

April the 8th, 2022 - The much loved Croatian Jana water has won gold at a recently held competition for its top quality, which won't come as a surprise to anyone who has tasted it.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian Jana water (still natural mineral water) has quite rightfully won the highest international award for product quality, called the Grand Gold Quality Award, at the prestigious international competition Monde Selection which is organised by the International Institute of Quality.

Among 3,000 products from more than 90 countries in the category "Beer, water and non-carbonated beverages", the wildly popular Croatian Jana water took home a gold medal for its high quality.

It springs at a depth of 800 metres, and with the use of some of the most modern filling technology, still mineral water from that same depth is filled directly into the bottle, without any external influences, and thus retains its original natural purity.

It's worth noting that thanks to sixty long years of experience, Monde Selection has established itself as a leading authority in assessing the quality of consumer products based on organoleptic and scientific parameters.

The entire rather stringent evaluation process is carried out by a jury composed of technicians, chemical engineers, biotechnologists and sommeliers, all of whom have been selected on the basis of their professional qualifications, competence, experience and integrity.

Croatian Jana water has been a household and tourist favourite for more years than are worth counting, and is a must have in the hands and bags of those wandering Croatia's beautiful cities during the hot summer months when proper hydration is paramount. This is just another in an increasingly long line of 100% Croatian-made products which are being recognised by respectable international organisations for their high quality on a global scale.

Congratulations to Jana!

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Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Capital Injection Into Local Water Management Company Saves 140 Jobs

ZAGREB, 29 March 2022 - Thanks to an injection of fresh capital of HRK 15.81 million for the Daruvar-based Vodoprivreda water management company, which employs 140 workers, its business future has been secured.

The company is for the most part owned by Bjelovar-Bilogora County and after the company's recapitalisation, the majority owner now is the Zagreb-based EnergoVizija company while the county's ownership share has decreased from 60.58% to 29.67%.

County Prefect Marko Marušić underscored that the company's agony had been ongoing for two and a half years and now it had been bailed out. Most importantly, 140 jobs have been saved, he said.

Marušić recalled that as soon as he stepped into office he was faced with the problem facing the company and that talks had to be held quickly with the company's creditors and investors, resulting in a favourable outcome for all stakeholders.

Marušić underscored that the county did not sell any shares and that no future strategic decision would be possible without its consent.

EnergoVizija's director, Kamilo Vrana, also said that it was important that jobs were saved.

Vodoprivreda CEO Robert Marinić underscored that restructuring the company and accepting market competition would be the management's first move.

During an extraordinary assembly on Monday, two members of the Vodoprivreda  Supervisory Board were replaced and three new members representing EnergoVizija were elected to the board, Bjelovar-Bilogora County reported on Tuesday.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

World Water Day: Balls With Effective Microorganisms Thrown Into Sea in Opatija

ZAGREB, 22 March 2022 - Primary school pupils in the northern Adriatic town of Opatija marked World Water Day on Tuesday by throwing 13,800 biodegradable balls with effective microorganisms into the sea, thus also marking 138 years of the existence of the regional water supply and drainage system.

Effective microorganisms consist of a mixture of about 80 different microbial groups, mainly photosynthetic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria and other naturally occurring microorganisms that help maintain the natural balance in a habitat.

The campaign was organised by the municipal water management company Liburnijske Vode, while the material for the balls was provided by the Rijeka-based company "Efektivni mikroorganizam originalna tehnologija".

This was the fourth such campaign organised in the Liburnia region to mark World Water Day.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

This Year's World Water Day Dedicated to Groundwater

ZAGREB, 22 March 2022 - This year, World Water Day, which is observed on 22 March, is dedicated groundwater, which Croatia treats as its special asset.

Over 90% of water used for water supply systems in Croatia comes from groundwater, according to a press release issued by the Economy and Sustainable Development Ministry on Tuesday when World Water Day was celebrated under the slogan "Making the Invisible Visible".

Croatia's renewable underground resources are estimated at some 22.43 billion cubic metres per year. Also, the quality of groundwater in the country is high.

The ministry also notes that under the 2014-2020 Competitiveness and Cohesion Programme, a greenlight has been given to a total of 60 projects concerning the improvement of wastewater and water management system in Croatia.

Their total value is HRK 25.8 billion, and admissible costs are put at HRK 20.5 billion, of which HRK 14.4 billion is covered by grants from the EU funds.

The completion of those 60 projects will enable 575,000 Croatians to get access to safe drinking water from the public water supply system, and approximately 2.5 million inhabitants will be provided with the improved wastewater and water purification systems.

As many as 1,700 kilometres of water supply networks and also 4,100 kilometres of public drainage systems will be constructed or upgraded.

Croatia has 25 billion cubic metres of surface water supply. Of that 23 percent refers to sources, streams and rivers springing and pouring into on Croatian territory.

All natural and artificial streams in Croatia are some 32,000 kilometres long on the aggregate.

(€1 = HRK 7.564472)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Croatia Boasts Most Fresh Water Reserves in EU Yet Suffers Biggest Losses

Croatia boasts many positive attritubes, and while a steady economy and trustworthy politicians might be lacking, natural resources are aplenty. Croatia's geographical position gives it a very usual array of climates, landscapes, weather systems and natural resources, and fresh water, along with solar power, is one of the country's most plentiful resources and can be found up and down the country in abundance. Despite that, Croatia is of course struggling to get any real use out of it.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 20th of January, 2019, the Republic of Croatia boasts the largest supply of fresh water in the whole of the territory of the European Union. You'd think that would be an advantage worth making proper use of, but this is Croatia and you'd unfortunately be wrong, as when it comes to domestic water supply systems there are some enormous losses, and in some, up to 80 percent of that water is lost through leakage.

The reasons for this hardly forgivable lack of foresight when it comes to what arguably makes a country incredibly rich - its water, are that most of the country's pipes are more than fifty years old. People who are naturally becoming rather bored of excuses often accuse the country's city waterways of using their frequent price hikes simply to tune their budget more.

The solution to this embarrassingly bad situation with the country's water supply network is seen by many in withdrawing money from the available European Union funds. Croatia has around 200 utility companies, and in order to increase the efficiency of the system, the solution is seen in their eventual unification, meaning that the market should consist of forty water pipelines.

People of course pay for their water, but less losses owing to more efficient waterways would result in significantly lower costs because the aforementioned outdated water supply network is a problem throughout the country, HRT reports.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

50% Cheaper Water for Island Companies

Some existential relief for islanders is on the horizon.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Mljet Finally Gets Water From Mainland

It only took three decades, but, better late than never!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Slavonski Brod Brings Pollution Protest to Zagreb

The residents of Slavonski Brod take their pollution protest directly to the capital.

Friday, 8 September 2017

After Electricity, Water to Get More Expensive As Well?

In 2018, water bills could rise by 10 to 30 percent.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Conde Nast Traveler: Water Makes Us Happy

There is a reason you dream of a beach or sailing holiday and the reason runs deeper than you think. Conde Nast Traveler talks about Wallace J. Nichols’ book – the Blue Mind, and the physical and psychological benefits of water.