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pdf Customers and cost recovery - Realising the WFD Popular

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Customers and cost recovery - Realising the WFD

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 The Need for Greater EU policy coordination - Realising the WFD Popular

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The Need for Greater EU policy coordination - Realising the WFD

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

pdf The Economic Challenge of Reduced Water Consumption Popular

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The Economic Challenge of Reduced Water Consumption

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 Popular

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Access to water and measures in case of non payment

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 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 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

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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 Towards effective Water Safety Planning Popular

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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 Reducing the Cost of deploying High Speed Electronic Communications Infrastructure Popular

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Reducing the Cost of deploying High Speed Electronic Communications Infrastructure

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 Joint Position Paper on Horizon2020 - Water Sector Popular

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Joint Position Paper on Horizon2020 - Water Sector

Innovation and preparing for the future.

pdf Water Blueprint Popular

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Water Blueprint

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

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