Title: Water policy in the European Union 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/index.html  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
Short description: For most people in the European Union access to clean water in quite abundant quantities is taken for granted. Most people do not realise however, that all many human activities put a burden on water quality and quantity. All polluted water, whether polluted by households, industry or agriculture, returns back, one way or another, to the environment and may cause damage to human health or the environment. This site provides further information on the different pieces of water legislation (and related policies) in the European Community which contribute to a major part that clean water in sufficient quantity becomes a reality all over Europe, including: Bathing water, Chemicals in water, Drinking water, Floods, Groundwater, Marine strategy, Urban waste water, Water Framework Directive. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 19/10/2006