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pdf Briefing note on cooperation projects between water operators and farmers Popular

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Drinking water operators have a long history of cooperation with farmers with a view to reducing agricultural pressures on drinking water resources. 

These cooperation projects encompass various activities: from advising and training farmers to paying minimum income guarantees in case of shifting to an alternative agriculture or even a financial transaction under the condition that pesticides and fertilisers are not applied in a given area.

pdf Briefing note on climate change Popular

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Briefing note (public) on climate change (fin).pdf

Climate change will directly and significantly affect water service providers in most parts of Europe, resulting in more frequent or intense periods of drought, heat waves or rain storms, and in more places.

We will all need to be more proactive to prepare for the growing scale of the fallout. This was evident with the intense drought during the spring and summer of 2018 when it became clear that the water sector must get involved in local/regional/national crisis management.

Our sectors’ response to climate change should encompass both mitigation (reducing the impact of water services) and adaptation (become resilient to its effects) measures.

This briefing note focuses on how climate change will impact on our sector, and the ways and means to adapt to these changes based on our current knowledge.

pdf Briefing Note on Microplastics and the Water Sector Popular

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Briefing Note on Microplastics and the Water Sector

Microplastics are widespread and have been found in marine environments, surface water, in soils, in the air we breathe, in some of the food we eat (shellfish, honey, salt), and even in beer. The number of microplastic particles in groundwater is deemed to be negligible. The potential impact of microplastics on public health and ecosystems is a growing public concern and has been high on the agenda of decision makers for some time. With growing global use of (micro-)plastics, their release to the environment is expected to increase. Our briefing note outlines our concerns, and why we want to see more control at source measures. 

pdf Briefing note on Moving Forward on PMT and vPvM Substances Popular

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Briefing note on Moving Forward on PMT and vPvM Substances

Our Briefing Note demonstrates the impact of persistent, mobile and toxic (PMT) and very persistent, very mobile (vPvM) substances on water services and calls for ambitious regulatory measures to restrict their use. EurEau supports the Council’s call for an action plan to phase out PFAS, some of which are PMT/vPvP substances.

pdf Briefing note on Reducing the Energy Footprint of Water Sector Popular

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pdf Briefing Note on Treating Micropollutants at the WWTP Popular

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pdf Drinking Water Directive Plenary vote - EurEau explanatory memorandum Popular

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20181004_FINAL_DWD vote_EurEau explanatory memorandum PLENARY vote_.pdf

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 Briefing note on Water and the Circular Economy Package Popular

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pdf Briefing note - EurEau update on the 3Ts Popular

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pdf Cost recovery and water pricing September2016 Popular

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Cost_recovery_and_water_pricing-September2016.pdf

Cost recovery and water pricing September2016
This briefing summarises different EurEau position papers on cost recovery for water services, water charges, investment capacity and affordability mechanisms. Furthermore the current relevance of the tariff setting is described. The original EurEau papers are referenced in Annex I.

pdf Briefing note on water and the Circular Economy Popular

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20150324_Briefing_on_Water_and_Circular_Economy.pdf

Briefing note on water and the Circular Economy

The water industry has developed many solutions to resource recovery, resource efficiency, water reuse, resource protection, etc… This briefing shows how different actions and initiatives place already the water sector in the heart of the circular economy.

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