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Information: Government invests 350 thousand Euros in the implementation of the Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores
With the signing of the contract leading to the implementation of water resources management plans for the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, Pico, Faial, São Jorge, Flores and Corvo, the Regional Government has assured the definition of the necessary framework for drafting the Management Plan of the Hydrographic Region of the Azores which started with the drafting of the water resources manageme... more >>

Information: QualityCoast Award presented yesterday on Faial island
With the QualityCoast Award the Azores are now part of an European network of excellent coastal destinations. This award is attributed by the EUCC – The Coastal & Marine Union, by an international jury, to coastal communities that are proving and presenting good overall performance in sustainable development, providing transparent information to residents and visitors and also planning for f... more >>

Information: Carlos César announces one hundred million Euro investment in waste centres
The President of the Government of the Azores revealed on Tuesday that the project for the construction of waste centres on several islands is at an implementation stage, which will involve an investment over one hundred million Euros. As he added, there will be a “reinforcement of EU funds which has been politically agreed with the Government of the Republic. These works will also be suppo... more >>

Information: Azores attend 5th of the Meeting of the Monitoring Commission for the Territorial Enhancement Programme
The Government of the Azores, through the Regional Director for Planning and Structural Funds, participated at the meeting of the Monitoring Commission for the Territorial Enhancement Programme which was held in Funchal on Thursday. It was attended by representatives of the central, the European Commission and the Autonomous Region of Madeira, who assessed the implementation level of this operatio... more >>

Information: Meeting in the Canary Islands to share experiences on waste management
Under the PCT MAC programme, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, through the Regional Directorate for the Environment, established a partnership with the Agencia de Protección del Medio Urbano y Natural of the Canary Islands (Agency for the Protection of Urban and Natural Environment) in the SIGESTEIN project. Regarding the Azores, this project aims to create an intera... more >>

Information: Environmental renewal measures to be implemented in Azorean coastal areas
Being aware of the problems in the coastal areas of the Azores, the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea (SRAM) is developing various initiatives to promote environmental quality and nature protection in these sensitive areas with a high level of biodiversity. As a result of global circulation of floating plastic waste, some areas on the island of Faial have registered a particul... more >>

Information: Implementation of the Regional information System on Waste is achieving “extraordinary success”
The Regional Director for the Environment considered on Faial on Monday that the implementation of the Regional Information System on Waste (SRIR) in the Azores is achieving “an extraordinary success.” According to Frederico Cardigos, 492 waste producers enrolled in the SRIR in only three months, which corresponds to five times more than those who had adhered to the previous informati... more >>

Information: Government concluded the largest afforestation action with endemic species in the Azores
The Regional Secretariat for Agriculture and Forestry has completed the afforestation of a of a 15,000 square meter area with Picconia azorica, an Azorean endemic tree known since the discovery of the archipelago, which produces a highly valuable wood, of a “pinkish white” colour, being extremely hard and heavy with multiple applications, particularly in artistic furniture. This proje... more >>

Information: Entity for the Regulation of Water and Waste Services created in the Azores
The Azorean Parliament approved on Thursday, by proposal of the Government, the creation of Entity for the Regulation of Water and Waste Services in the Azores (ERSARA), a legal person under public law with legal personality, administrative and financial autonomy. Subject to the supervision and administration of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment, the ERSARA carry out the regulatory fun... more >>

Information: Last containers with tire liabilities in the Azores closed
By initiative of the Secretariat for the Environment and the Sea, the export of used tires began on São Miguel in June 2007. A total of 5,400 tonnes of hazardous waste liabilities have been removed from the entire archipelago since then. The tires were fragmented, containerised and sent for recycling in Mainland Portugal. This action has allowed the removal of 3061 tonnes of used tires on S&... more >>

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