German Advisory Council on the Environment

Consultation in the context of the mid-term review of the Water Framework Directive

Date 2019.01.23

Obere Havel-Wasserstraße Obere Havel-Wasserstraße

Implementation of the Water Framework Directive needs to be strengthened at European level

As part of a fitness check, the European Commission is currently evaluating the Water Framework Directive. In an open letter to Environment Commissioner Vella, the SRU stresses the value of the directive for water protection, but emphasizes the need to strengthen the implementation of the directive. Water protection issues and financing of conservation measures should also be taken into account in the negotiations on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy.

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