Benefits of Water Framework Directive implementation

The following brief presents at-a-glance benefits from implementing the Water Framework Directive and Flood Directive in eight cases involving river restoration measures to improve ecological […]


EDD19 Lab Debate: Water, Peace and Security. Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies by addressing water threats

On 19th June 2019 Wetlands International European Association together with World Resources Institutes, International Alert Europe and Partners for Resilience will be present at the […]


The future of EU rivers: New paper exposes business lobbies’ wish list of destruction

Unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower, and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to the EU water law – the Water Framework Directive (WFD). […]


Weakening the EU Water Law: Industry’s Wish List

This briefing by the Living Rivers Europe coalition shows that unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to […]


Paludiculture presents the necessary paradigm shift towards sustainable peatland use with global climate benefits

Wetlands International European Association together with Greifswald Mire Centre met with EU actors on post 2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its effect on farming […]


375,000+ citizens tell the European Commission “Hands off our water law!”

375,386 people have called on the European Commission to defend Europe’s strong water law, making the EU’s public consultation on the legislation one of the […]


Successes of EU Water Framework Directive implementation

This case study report by Wetlands International – European Association and the Italian Centre for River Restoration presents evidence of river restoration measures improving ecological conditions […]


Feedback to the EU Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive

In this document, we provide our views on how the Water Framework Directive is fit for purpose according to the five Fitness Check criteria (effectiveness, […]


Environmental Impact Assessment on road construction in Almany Mires (Belarus) is flawed

In an earlier news flash Wetlands International European Association called on Belarusian authorities to stop road construction in “Almany” mires. “Almany” is a vast complex of over […]


EU waters suffering from lack of effective action by Member States

Only 40% of EU coastal waters, lakes, rivers and wetlands are healthy, while 60% are currently unhealthy.[1] Yet the plans by Member States to improve […]