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Economics and legal affairs - Position papers

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pdf Greater EU policy coordination May2017

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Greater EU policy coordination May2017
Clean water is a prerequisite for ensuring environmental and public health and prosperity. To achieve this we need better EU policy coordination.

pdf Customers and cost recovery May2017

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Customers and cost recovery May2017
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 Consumption reduction January2017

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Consumption reduction January2017
Decreasing water consumption is an economic challenge for water and waste water operators, since most of their costs are fixed but their income is closely linked to consumption. Given that 60-80% of the costs are fixed, measures should guarantee that all fixed costs are recovered, for example by a better tariff structure.

pdf Access to water and measures in case of non payment August2016

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Access to water and measures in case of non payment August2016
Water is life. But these services have a cost that is covered by the water bill. In case citizens (domestic households), cannot afford to pay their bill, laws or contract agreements foresee measures to allow both customers and water services to maintain the service provided. This document summarises the procedures in place in EurEau members’ countries.

pdf Transparency May2016

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Transparency May2016
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 Benchmarking October2015

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Benchmarking October2015
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 The EU INSPIRE Directive October2015

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The EU INSPIRE Directive October2015
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 Towards effective Water Safety Planning May2014

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Towards effective Water Safety Planning May2014
WSPs help ensure safe drinking water for all.

pdf Cost recovery and environmental costs in the WFD May2014

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Cost recovery and environmental costs in the WFD May2014
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 Broadband June2013

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Broadband June2013
Technical difficulties and administrative burdens could mean negative consequences for the functioning of the drinking and waste water infrastructure to the expense of public health, the environment and thus lead to increased costs for water users and public authorities.

pdf Water sector joint PP Horizon2020 May2013

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Water sector joint PP Horizon2020 May2013
Innovation and preparing for the future.

pdf Water Blueprint February2012

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Water Blueprint February2012
Water management is essential so that we can all have access to safe and clean water, today and tomorrow.

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