EU Water Acquis

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2 – The essence of the Water Framework Directive

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy – Water Framework Directive (WFD).

What are the objectives and key provisions of the WFD?

The Water Framework Directive: This Directive establishes a framework…

Date 16 November 2023
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1 – EU Water Acquis: A Comprehensive Guide

The EU Water Acquis represents a key achievement in the collective governance of water resources within the European Union. As the accumulated legislative and policy frameworks, it aims to provide a unified approach to water management, safeguarding both quality and availability. Its scope goes from safeguarding public health through clean…

Date 7 November 2023
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Drinking Water Directive

The  Drinking Water Directive is the European Directive that concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. It regulates standards to protect human health and, in its revised version, also the environment and consumers.

The Drinking Water Directive (DWD), an overview

On 25 December 1998, the Drinking

Date 12 February 2023
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Water re-use Regulation

Water reuse, also known as water recycling or water recovery, is the process of treating and reusing wastewater for various purposes, such as irrigation, industrial processes, or even for potable water supply. The European Union has recognized the importance of water reuse to increase water efficiency and reduce the pressure…

Date 12 February 2023
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Taxonomy Regulation and Delegated Acts

Regulation (EU) 2020/852 is a piece of European Union (EU) legislation that was adopted in June 2020. It is also known as the “Taxonomy Regulation” and provides a framework for sustainable investment in the EU.

Taxonomy Regulation and the Delegated Acts define environmentally sustainable economic activities and establish…

Date 12 February 2023
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Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD)

The UWWTD aims to protect the European Union (EU) environment from the adverse effects of urban wastewater by setting out EU-wide rules for the collection, treatment, and discharge of wastewater.

The background of the UWWTD

The Urban Waste Water Directive (UWWTD), or Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning…

Date 13 June 2022
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