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"Water: the need for innovation is urgent"

European Commission // European Commissioner for Environment Janez Potočnik's speech at the EIP conference in Brussels [more]

New rules with regard to radioactive substances in water

Council // The Council adopted a directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption. [more]

Water pollution is decreasing but a lot remains to be done

EC//The latest Report on the implementation of the Nitrates Directive reveals that nitrates concentrations are slightly decreasing in both surface and groundwater and sustainable agricultural practices are more widespread. [more]

Charging full cost for water can encourage more efficient use

EEA // Study on "Assessment of cost recovery through water pricing"[more]

New Biocides Regulation enters in force

EC // The new Regulation on Biocidal products (EU) No 528/2012 was adopted on 22 May 2012, and applies from 1st September 2013. It repeals and replaces the former Directive. [more]

Urban wastewater trends moving in the right direction

EC // European Commission publishes the 7th Implementation report of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD). The figures show improvements in collection and treatment, even if big differences remain between Member...[more]

Commissioner Potočnik on the agreement on the new Directive on Priority Substances in Water

EC // Statement by Environment Commissioner Potočnik on the first reading agreement on the new Directive on Priority Substances in Water[more]


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