Protect water: Provide funding for it, implement the Directive and integrate environmental objectives
On 11 December, the long awaited conclusions of the fitness check of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) were made public. They are largely positive, declaring that any lack of progress is due to “insufficient funding, slow implementation and insufficient integration of environmental objectives in sectoral policies, and not due to a deficiency in the legislation:'.
The conclusions also reference that: “'water policy is very important to European citizens. The public consultation received more than 370,000 responses in total, which is an exceptionally high number”.
IFOAM EU widely agrees with the conclusions of the review of the Water Framework Directive.
Thanks to all supporters of the #ProtectWater campaign!