Water: why we should care 

Find out about the importance of water in our infographic 

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