Inefficient use of water resources threatens the economy, productivity and ecosystems

The European Environment Agency (EEA) report which was presented at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille stated that the continent’s water resources were under pressure, limited supplies were being wasted, and nations had to implement existing legislation more effectively.

The EEA report is the first of five water-themed reports that the agency planned to publish in 2012, culminating in a synthesis report that will offer a series of recommendations to European policymakers.