EU water sector legislation ‘fit for purpose’

Existing EU laws are largely adequate for safeguarding Europe’s water resources, if properly coordinated and enforced, says the European Commission

River Towy Ffairfach, near Llandeilo (photograph: Ruth Sharville, CC by SA 2.0)Europe’s water resources will be best protected by making better use of existing laws rather than fresh EU legislation, according to the European Commission.

Its review of water sector policy has concluded that current European legislation on drought and water scarcity is largely complete and fit for purpose.

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