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CWP2017 - The European Commission Work Programme 2017 adopted

25 October 2016 

The College of Commissioners, meeting today in Strasbourg, adopted the Commission Work Programme for 2017 (CWP2017).

The CWP details what are the legislative and non-legislative initiatives that the European Commission will propose next year.

The Commission confirms its plans to table a legislative proposal on minimum quality requirements for reused water for the second quarter of 2017. The JRC is working on a study that Member States and stakeholders were able to review in the framework of the CIS WFD activities of the water reuse ad hoc task group.   

After the conclusion of the evaluation exercise, started in 2014 with the public consultation, the Commission granted political priority to the revision of the Drinking Water Directive, scheduled to take place in the last quarter of 2017.

An impact assessment study on policy options concerning the DWD is still ongoing and the European Commission is looking at four main areas that could need action: the parameters of Annex I, the Risk-Based Approach, the information to consumers and the materials and products in contact with drinking water.

The impact assessment should be finalised by the end of this year as well as the parallel study on the materials and products in contact with Drinking Water. 

Do you want to know more about the next steps?

Stay tuned!


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