Water Framework Directive

AQUA EUROPA urge the EU to amend the Water Framework Directive in a way to like this proposals:

  • Include addressing water scarcity to protect available freshwater resources.
  • Boost energy efficiency in the water sector to contribute accomplishing climate neutrality goal by 2050.
  • Reinforce the implementation of Article 9 on cost recovery and water pricing.
  • Step up 2021-2027 EU financing available for water sector specific needs and innovative water technologies.  
  • Mainstream digitalisation and the Internet of Things in the water sector.
  • Benchmark water sector service in the EU, as a follow up measure.
  • Explore synergies with the agricultural and energy policies.