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pdf Dental Amalgam and the Mercury Regulation Popular

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Dental Amalgam and the Mercury Regulation

Banning amalgam will help sludge from waste water treatment meet the quality standards to be reused in fertilisers, improving the environment.

pdf Transparency in Water Governance and Water Services Popular

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Transparency in Water Governance and Water Services

Water operators are fully committed to delivering strong governance in water services provision through transparency, accountability and stakeholder engagement. To pursue this, key relevant information for consumers should be made widely available by water operators.

pdf Shale Gas Popular

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Shale Gas

The EU must do more to minimise the impacts of the exploration for and extraction of unconventional onshore hydrocarbons on water and waste water services. We need access to clean water resources that are free from contaminants. This protects the environment, and consumers from additional costs.

pdf Protection of Surface Water Resources used for Drinking Water abstraction Popular

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Protection of Surface Water Resources used for Drinking Water abstraction

Protecting surface water sources from contamination is vital for ensuring a supply of clean and safe drinking water for us now and for our future generations. EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health and the environment

pdf Micropollutants and the Control at Source Approach Popular

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Micropollutants and the Control at Source Approach

Micropollutants can directly or indirectly enter the water cycle through many means. Once in the water cycle, they can pose a risk to drinking water resources and aquatic ecosystems. We want to prevent contaminants from entering the water cycle in the first place. If this is not possible, EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health, the environment and protect consumers from additional costs.

pdf Overflows from collecting systems Popular

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Overflows from collecting systems

Waste water collecting systems are a vital part of the urban environment across Europe. We recognise many opportunities to make urban environments more sustainable through the management of waste water flows and storm water. We need better coordination with other EU legislation to protect health, the environment and consumers from additional costs.

pdf How Benchmarking is used in the Water Sector Popular

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How Benchmarking is used in the Water Sector

EurEau members are fully committed to public transparency. This empowers customers and stakeholders to improve their awareness of water matters and express their interest, ideas and expectations.

pdf EU INSPIRE Directive - Pros and cons from a water services perspective Popular

In Position papers 1175 downloads

EU INSPIRE Directive - Pros and cons from a water services perspective

EU legislation must ensure protection of drinking water resources and safe and healthy drinking water for European citizens. INSPIRE must provide relevant data about the soil, and groundwater and surface water quality.

pdf Strategic Approach on Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Popular

In Position papers 1372 downloads

Strategic Approach on Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Pharmaceuticals can end up in the water cycle. EurEau believes that good agricultural practices should be promoted and incentivised to reduce the amount of pharmaceuticals in the environment and protect water resources. We want to prevent contaminants from entering the water cycle in the first place. If this is not possible, EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health, the environment and protect consumers from additional costs.

pdf TTIP and chemicals Popular

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TTIP and chemicals

The Plant Protection Products Regulation, the Biocidal Products Regulation, and the REACH Regulation send the right signals regarding the hazard-based approach and the precautionary principles with regards to the protection of water resources. We need better coordination with other EU legislation to protect health, the environment and consumers from additional costs.

pdf Marine litter and micro-plastics Popular

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Marine litter and micro-plastics

Microplastics can enter the water cycle in many ways and are not entirely biodegradable. They can accumulate and could pose a threat to our water resources and ecosystems. Control at source is essential for microplastics to prevent them from entering the environment. We need extended producer responsibility. Additional treatment steps exist which will lead to increased tariffs for consumers.

pdf Wet Wipes Popular

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Wet Wipes

Increased treatment to provide consumers with clean water means increased consumer costs.

pdf Phosphorus in Sewage Sludge Popular

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Phosphorus in Sewage Sludge

Phosphorus is a scarce yet vital resource. Recycling phosphorus from sewage sludge in fertiliser products promotes recycling and is better for the environment.

pdf Protection of Groundwater Resources used or suitable to be used for Drinking Water Abstraction Popular

In Position papers 1043 downloads

Protection of Groundwater Resources used or suitable to be used for Drinking Water Abstraction

Protecting groundwater sources from contamination is vital for ensuring a supply of clean and safe drinking water for us now and for our future generations. EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health and the environment

pdf Pharmaceutical Residues in Drinking Water Resources among EurEau members Popular

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Pharmaceutical Residues in Drinking Water Resources among EurEau members

Residues of pharmaceutical products are known to occur widely in the aquatic environment of industrialized countries. The primary path to the environment for human drugs is domestic wastewater. This paper discusses the substances from pharmaceutical residues found in the aquatic environment and their concentrations throughout member states. 

The results indicate that the pattern of detectable compounds is quite similar all over Europe. This problem can be solved only on a global scale by promoting international chemicals safety and developing appropriate countermeasures.

pdf DWD Revision Draft - Annex II final Popular

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DWD Revision Draft - Annex II final

Access to clean water is essential for our health. EurEau members provide consumers with water that meet some of the world’s strictest standards, every day.

pdf Strategic Approach on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Popular

In Position papers 1274 downloads

Strategic Approach on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

Pharmaceuticals products are essential to our society’s health and their use is likely to increase in the future due to a growing ageing population. We want to prevent pharmaceuticals from entering the water cycle in the first place. If this is not possible, EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health, the environment and protect consumers from additional costs.

pdf Towards effective Water Safety Planning Popular

In Position papers 1142 downloads

Towards effective Water Safety Planning

WSPs help ensure safe drinking water for all.

pdf Cost Recovery in the WFD - WFD article 9 Popular

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Cost Recovery in the WFD - WFD article 9

Customers and citizens need a much greater understanding of the value of water, including water pricing policies and the governance of water services, namely which players are involved, who takes the decisions on how water services are managed and who is responsible for what. Achieving this will help ensure access to safe and sustainable water today and tomorrow.

pdf Cadmium in Artists' Paints Popular

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Cadmium in Artists' Paints

Cadmium in residual products from waste water treatment plants reduces their ability to be recycled and reused. By banning the use of cadmium in paints and other products, we open the doors to better recycling and better environments.

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