The European Water Acquis

It refers to the body of European Union legislation and policies related to the protection and management of water resources. The EU Water Acquis includes a wide range of directives, regulations, and guidance documents that have been developed by the European Union to protect and manage water resources in a sustainable manner.

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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…

Category EU Water Acquis   7 Nov 2023

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…

Category EU Water Acquis   16 Nov 2023

3 – The Evolution and Impact of the EU’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

The UWWTD aims to protect the European Union (EU) environment from the adverse effects of urban wastewater by setting out EU-wide rules for collecting, treating, and discharging wastewater. The background of the UWWTD The Urban Wastewater Directive (UWWTD), or Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban wastewater treatment, was adopted on 21…

Category EU Water Acquis   19 Nov 2023

4 – Navigating the Evolutions of the Drinking Water Directive

Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) – The Drinking Water Directive (DWD) The Drinking Water Directive is the European Directive that concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. It regulates standards…

Category EU Water Acquis   11 Jan 2024

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