Water is of vital importance. MEPs on the environment committee voted on 29 May in favour of a report by Austrian Christian-Democrat Richard Seeber aimed at creating a solid and ambitious legislative base for addressing the EU’s water challenges over the long term. Check out our infographic to see why it matters.
The report calls for:
- more efficient and sustainable water use in agriculture through the introduction of innovative technologies and practices
- the implementation of existing legislation and the plugging of any gaps
- urging the European Commission to tackle member states’ infringements of EU law in the field of water
- the control of pollution at source, in order to prevent hazardous substances from entering the environment and to reduce the burden on wastewater treatment