EU water framework law clarified

The European Commission has published a leaflet and brochure explaining in plain language to EU citizens the purpose and requirements of the new water framework directive. The law, which entered into force in December 2000, is one of the most complex pieces of environmental legislation ever adopted by the bloc and its passage through the EU institutions tested the abilities of its policymakers to the limit. It is set to revolutionise water management and conservation over the next decades. See Commission leaflet and brochure.

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