Category Archives: Politics

Approval European Drinking Water Directive postponed

European Drinking Water Directive postponed. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Due to the corona crisis, the approval of the new Drinking Water Directive (DWD) has been postponed. EU institutions are now prioritising health and economic dossiers. Lawyers are working on final legal texts of the DWD for all Member States...

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‘Water is key’ states UN-report on climate change

The World Water Development Report ‘Water and Climate Change’ published on World Water Day concentrates on the opportunities of improved water management. According to the UN combining climate change adaptation and mitigation, through water, is a win-win proposal. It will improve the provision of water supply and sanitation services and combat both the...

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WFD: European Parliamentarians plea for sanctions

Veronica Manfredi visited the European Parliament. Photo: EU.

Do not change the Water Framework Directive (WFD), preserve the level of ambition and don’t be too gentle to the Member States that don’t comply to the directive. Some parliamentarians even plead for sanctions during a meeting with European...

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Europe: Deal on Drinking Water Directive

Public water dispensers will be available to all European citizens. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The European Parliament and the European Council agreed in Strasbourg on a revised Drinking Water Directive on Wednesday 18 December. The European Commission welcomes their decision to improve the quality of drinking water...

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