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Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources

On 17 December 2012, the EU’s Environment Ministers adopted conclusions setting out key actions to improve governance by those involved in managing water resources Improving land use Addressing water pollution Increasing water efficiency and resilience. The conclusions are the Council’s first response to the recent Commission communication“A blueprint to safeguard Europe’s water resources” and underline...

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Environment: Commission presents Blueprint to safeguard Europe’s waters

The Commission has launched a Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources, a strategy for ensuring that enough good quality water is available to meet the future needs of people, the economy and the environment. To achieve the already existing Water Framework Directive objective of good water status by 2015, the Water Blueprint sets out a...

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Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Waters

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) is a key initiative aimed at improving water quality throughout the EU. The Directive: Applies to rivers, lakes, groundwater, and coastal waters. Requires an integrated approach to managing water quality on a river basin basis; with the aim of maintaining and improving water quality. Requires that management plans be prepared...

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