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  There is a human right to water and sanitation, so the balance between availability and affordability is fundamental to the water service process   The organisation and economic framework of the water sector in Europe is very diverse and reflects the subsidiarity principle which EurEau supports. In all European countries, the economic aspects of… » read more

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Precaution, sustainability and effective legislation are needed to better support Europe’s drinking water supply EurEau’s three committees meet three times a year. Our members bring expertise to the federation and national perspectives to our work. This guarantees that the outcome of our work is always high quality and reliable. EurEau’s Committee on Drinking Water covers… » read more

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The European citizens’ initiative to ban glyphosate has surpassed one million signatures, meaning the European Commission is obliged to respond to this initiative. The EU will also have to decide before the end of the year whether or not to extend the authorisation of glyphosate on the EU market and, if so, for how long.… » read more

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The all-encompassing Water Framework Directive might be failing to meet its demanding objectives but the quality of our water environment is on the rise       The Water Framework Directive (WFD; 2000/60/ EC) is the European Union’s overarching framework for water policy. It obliges Member States to achieve water quality goals by 2015. The… » read more

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Europe needs a strategic approach to combating micropollutants, tackling the problem at source. Further EU legislation is required         Pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cosmetics and many other daily products contain chemical substances produced by man. When we use them, they end up in the environment and particularly in our surface waters as micropollutants. These… » read more

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Developing fresh approaches to managing future water challenges is critical to a cleaner, greener, better-value tomorrow Often people think of new products when the word ‘innovation’ is mentioned, thus giving into the myth that innovation is only about ‘new goods’. But this is not necessarily so. New products are a small part of the picture.… » read more

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