LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – END OF WATER VIGILANCE PHASE

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keywords: ministry of sustainable development, environment, drought, luxembourg. The Department of Environment of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures officially closes today the water consumption vigilance phase that was set up on 31 May. The Department gives two main reasons for this decision: the statistical decline in water consumption with school holidays and the collective holiday (August), which again proved to be real this year, and weather forecasts that exclude a heat wave Luxembourg in the coming weeks. However, moderate water consumption is always recommended. Share this page with:

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LUXEMBOURG – HIGH RISKS OF FOREST FIRES

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keywords: ministry of sustainable development, environment department, forest fire, drought, luxembourg. While drought is raging in Luxembourg after the lack of rain in winter and spring, the Environment Department of the Ministry of Sustainable Development confirms the increased risk of forest fires in Luxembourg. According to its statement: “Due to the exceptionally high temperatures and the absence of precipitation, there is now an increased risk of forest fire, because a long period of drought makes the forest extremely flammable. Short periods of rain which are insufficient to humidify the soil…

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – MOTORWAYS SPEED LIMIT LOWERED

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keywords: heat wave luxembourg, pollution, ozone, speed limit, luxembourg. The Automobile Club Luxembourg (ACL) informs that due to the temperature that should exceed 30°C today according to MeteoLux and the associated risks of pollution (especially ozone pollution) the speed limit on Luxembourg motorways is reduced to 90 km/h this Tuesday. This measure will likely be repeated in the coming days as a drop in temperatures is not expected until Friday. Ozone pollution is felt by the most fragile people who experience itching eyes and/or difficult breathing. Share this page with

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HEAT WAVE LUXEMBOURG – SURVEILLANCE VISITS REGISTRATION

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keywords: ministry of health, heat wave plan, luxembourg. The Ministry of Health reminds on Tuesday that the heat wave plan proposes to 75 years old people or older, living alone (or with an invalid person), with limited autonomy, poorly surrounded and without assistance from the dependency insurance, to register or to be registered to benefit from visits of monitoring and hydration assistance in case of high temperature. Visits are provided by a home help and care service in the event of a “heat warning” being triggered by the Ministry of…

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL LOSS

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keywords: drought, agriculture, ministry of the environment, luxembourg. Minister of the Environment Carole Dieschbourg gives an update on the impact of the drought that Luxembourg has been experiencing for several months due to the low winter rainfall and late spring frosts. It appears that Luxembourg’s agriculture is particularly affected and as such confirms the strong call of vigilance that its Ministry jointly with that of Sustainable Development issued on 31 May. The Minister provides in detail: Agriculture • Permanent grasslands: losses are very high. The first cut representing 40% of the…

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LUXEMBOURG – WATER RESERVES EXCEEDING 2006 AND 2012

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keywords: ministry sustainable development, drought, luxembourg. Yesterday’s call from the Ministry of Sustainable Development to save water makes a big noise. So much so that we can wonder whether the situation of the groundwater in Luxembourg is as worrying as the authorities seem to assert. The Water Management Administration has published the chart above which shows the historical development of one of the country’s main drinking water reserves, the Kripsweiren. At present, groundwater reserves are still above their 2006 and 2012 levels, which were at critical levels. However, the Administration states…

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LUXEMBOURG DROUGHT – MINISTER CALLS TO SAVE WATER

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keywords: ministry sustainable development, drought, luxembourg. The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure calls for saving water. After the heat of the last few days in Luxembourg and the light rains this spring, the Ministry is taking the lead to anticipate a possible water shortage this summer if the rain is not there by then. Share this page with:

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HEAT&DROUGHT – LUXEMBOURG FIREFIGHTERS ON ALL FRONTS

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keywords: weather alert, heat, drought, fire start, firemen, luxembourg. The fire brigades of the Grand Duchy are on all fronts. After a remarkable presence all along the course of Night Marathon Luxembourg last night, it is today facing the heat and its consequences that the Firefighters of Luxembourg are mobilized. With the weather alert warning temperatures over 30 degrees, the Volunteer Firefighters of Luxembourg City remind the instructions to be kept in case of heat. Extreme heat associated with the lack of rain this spring make the vegetation very sensitive, a incipient fire was reported…

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