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#UfM steps up regional action to address water scarcity

#UfM steps up regional action to address water scarcity

| March 17, 2020

Freshwater availability is likely to decrease by 15% in the coming decades, causing important constraints for agriculture and human use in an area already suffering from water scarcity. The Mediterranean population classified as ‘water-poor’ is expected to increase to over 250 million, within 20 years. The UfM Water Agenda aims to ensure that each and […]

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#EUDrinkingWater – Better quality and access 

#EUDrinkingWater – Better quality and access 

| February 19, 2020

Good quality drinking water is of vital importance   The environment committee has backed new rules to further improve the quality and access to drinking water for everyone and ensure plastic waste from water bottles is reduced. Most people in the EU have good access to high quality drinking water. According to a report by […]

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Ten years to save the #Ocean

Ten years to save the #Ocean

| January 28, 2020

Today (28 January), 102 environmental organizations, led by Seas At Risk, BirdLife Europe, ClientEarth, Oceana, Surfrider Foundation Europe and WWF are launching the ‘Blue Manifesto’. The rescue plan lays out concrete actions which must be delivered by set dates in order to turn the tide on the ever-degraded and polluted ocean and coastlines.  To be […]

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New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

New rules to promote #WaterReuse in #Farming

| January 24, 2020

Water scarcity is a growing problem in Europe. MEPs want to secure the EU’s freshwater sources by promoting water reuse in agriculture. Population growth, urbanization and tourism have all contributed to the water shortages and droughts that are increasingly affecting many areas of Europe, especially the Mediterranean region. Water sources are under stress and the […]

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Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

| December 30, 2019

The Commission has welcomed the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council on the recast Drinking Water Directive. The agreement is based on the proposal adopted by the Commission in February 2018, as a direct follow-up to the Right2Water European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to improve the quality of drinking water and […]

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Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve the quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

Commission welcomes provisional agreement to improve the quality of #DrinkingWater and access to it

| December 20, 2019

The Commission has welcomed the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council in Strasbourg on the recast Drinking Water Directive. The agreement is based on the proposal adopted by the Commission in February 2018, as a direct follow-up to the Right2Water European Citizens’ Initiative. It aims to improve the quality of drinking […]

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Evaluation of EU #UrbanWasteWater treatment legislation finds it fit for purpose but effectiveness could be improved

Evaluation of EU #UrbanWasteWater treatment legislation finds it fit for purpose but effectiveness could be improved

| December 18, 2019

An evaluation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive concludes that it is overall fit for purpose although there is room to enhance its positive effects and to step up its implementation in a number of member states. The evaluation shows that legislation, which is almost 30 years old, has been successful in increasing waste water collection and […]

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