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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 […]

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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). […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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#SaveSalina for nature and people

Our member, Euronatur Foundation, is campaigning to protect the Ulcinj Salina in Montenegro. The Ulcinj Salina is a large wetland area, which is home to […]

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NGOs press European Water Directors for transparency in ongoing evaluation process of EU water legislation

Ahead of their meeting in Vienna on 29 November 2018, the Living Rivers Europe NGO coalition urges the EU Water Directors to refrain from endorsing […]

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