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MEPs must keep water bills from increasing

MEPs must ensure that drinking water remains affordable while protecting public health at the same time, writes Claudia Castell-Exner.

Time to banish wet wipes from our sewers

Plastics in our sewer system costs consumers money and the European water sector has its daily challenges, one of them being sewers getting clogged regularly by plastics and wet wipes, explain Oliver Loebel and Maxime Bineau.
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The EU should deliver healthy and affordable drinking water for all

The EU’s revision of the Drinking Water Directive is the perfect opportunity to ensure that we will all have healthy and affordable drinking water now and for future generations.
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Agrifood 01-06-2018

Water and the Common Agricultural Policy

Water and agriculture are both essential for life. European agricultural policy must protect our valuable drinking water resources.

Time to invest in Europe’s water infrastructure

Europe’s water infrastructure is ageing in all EU member states. The European Commission is at a pivotal moment and should decide to invest during the next MFF (2021-2027) to reap the health and environmental benefits, and to save money in the long term, writes Klara Ramm.

Is water a female issue?

Around 30% of the world's population still do not have access to safe drinking water and 60% do not have safe sanitation, but lack of access to sanitation affects women more than men, Bruno Tisserand explains in the aftermath of World Water Week, hosted in Stockholm last week.
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The value of drinking water

Drinking water is essential for life. We all depend on a reliable supply for our homes, workplaces and society.

Using sewage to make Europe’s economy truly circular

Sewage sludge is a potentially vast source of nutrients for fertilisers. The Commission is missing a golden opportunity by excluding it from the Fertiliser Regulation, writes Arne Haarr.

Health 06-09-2016

EU must do more to safeguard surface water

EU lawmakers should do more to protect surface water sources from contamination. This is vital for ensuring a supply of clean and safe drinking water for us now and in the future, write Arjen Frentz and Anders Finnson.
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Climate change 07-06-2016

Water reuse: mitigating water scarcity

Europe needs to establish EU-wide common minimum quality standards for water reuse that protect both people’s health and the environment. Water operators  are working with the European institutions and Member States to bring in water reuse legislation.
Health 20-05-2016

Waste water: A world under your feet

Removing waste water is a vital service which protects public health and the water environment. The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive has been one of the EU’s success stories of the last 25 years, writes Jean Pierre Silan.
Health 12-05-2016

EU must guarantee the safety of materials and products in contact with drinking water

Materials that come into contact with drinking water must be fit for purpose. A common, EU-wide approach is needed to protect health and break down barriers to the single market, writes Claudia Castell-Exner.