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Drinking water - Position papers

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pdf Drinking Water Directive Plenary vote EurEau explanatory memorandum Popular

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Drinking Water Directive Plenary vote EurEau explanatory memorandum

The European Parliament's vote on the Drinking Water Directive will affect how much consumers pay for their water bills. We want MEPs to vote to save consumers money. 

pdf Directive Reduction of the Impact of Certain Plastic Products on the Environment Popular

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Directive Reduction of the Impact of Certain Plastic Products on the Environment

EurEau supports the proposal of the European Commission to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastics (SUP). Producers must be held economically responsible for the substantial economic damage wet wipes cause to the waste water infrastructure.

pdf Drinking Water Directive Popular

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Drinking Water Directive

We support the underlining philosophy of the Drinking Water Directive to ensure the protection of public health and we uphold the goals the European Commission intends to achieve with the new proposal. We believe that European citizens’ trust in tap water needs to be further increased.
However various elements of the European Commission’s proposed text will have to be improved by the co-legislators to make the directive legally sound and implementable in an efficient and effective way.

pdf Post 2027 Scenario - Realising the WFD Popular

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Post 2027 Scenario - Realising the WFD

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) set out a journey to achieve ‘good status’ for water bodies by 2015. The implementation of the WFD has revealed some issues, especially concerning the way the status of a water body is defined and assessed at Member State level. This position paper aims at describing the shortcomings in the tools for status assessment and the role played by exemptions, with a focus on the implications for water services in Europe. It also suggests possible solutions that could be part of the future revision of the WFD in order to uphold the main goal of the directive: the protection of European water bodies even after 2027.

pdf Water and Agriculture Popular

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Water and Agriculture

Water and agriculture are essential for life. However, agriculture increasingly affects the quantity and the quality of drinking water resources. EurEau insists on the proper implementation EU legislation so as to protect health and the environment.

pdf Glyphosate Popular

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Glyphosate

Glyphosate is routinely found in raw water resources across Europe. We support measures taken to control the concentrations of this chemical in surface waters and in urban run-off. It is vital that consumers across Europe have access to safe drinking water. We need access to clean water resources that are free from contaminants such as microplastics and micropollutants. This protects the environment, and consumers from additional costs.

pdf Making the Right to Water and Sanitation a Reality Europe - The role of affordability mechanisms Popular

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Making the Right to Water and Sanitation a Reality Europe - The role of affordability mechanisms

Note: this is actually a briefing note The UN officially acknowledged the human right to water and sanitation. To realise this right, water and sanitation must be available, accessible, affordable, acceptable, and safe. EurEau members provide consumers with water that meet some of the world’s strictest standards, every day. Pricing policies and affordability mechanisms play a fundamental role in this.

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 Strategic Approach on Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in the Environment Popular

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

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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 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

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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 Right to Water - European Citizens Initiative “Water and sanitation are a human right!” Popular

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Right to Water - European Citizens Initiative “Water and sanitation are a human right!”

Water is life. EurEau members provide consumers with water that meet some of the world’s strictest standards, every day. Pricing policies and affordability mechanisms play a fundamental role in this.

pdf CAP 2013 Revision - Blueing Measures to protect drinking water resources Popular

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CAP 2013 Revision -  Blueing Measures to protect drinking water resources

Protecting 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 CAP after 2013 Popular

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CAP after 2013

Agriculture and water are interrelated: there is an undeniably strong link between agricultural activities and the water sector on the other. Protecting 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.

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