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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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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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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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Wetlands International hosts European river restoration expert meeting

On 13 and 14 November, Wetlands International – European Association hosted the gathering of the European and Dutch network of river restoration experts at its […]

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#ProtectWater campaign reaches a milestone

100,000 people across Europe and beyond have joined the #ProtectWater campaign within a month after its launch. By signing up, they told the EU Commission […]

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Could this be the beer of the future?

100 Environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law. A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with […]

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First European Rivers Summit held in Sarajevo

250 people attended the first European Rivers Summit to save Europe’s free-flowing rivers and avoid further fragmentation by damming. The participants call upon EU and […]

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Dam removal versus invasive alien species

The Water Framework Directive includes river continuity as one of the hydromorphological quality indicators that must be taken into account when evaluating the ecological status […]

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