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The aim of this briefing is to provide summarized information for the delegation of the Committee on Petitions which is to visit the above-mentioned Valledora area in the Piedmont Region of Italy from 17 to 18 December 2018.

This briefing provides background information on the history, the development and the current situation of the Doñana National Park in the south of Spain. The PETI Committee has received a number of petitions on environmental issues concerning Doñana and decided to send a small delegation of its members on a fact-finding visit to the area. The briefing also provides the latest information on the state of play of the petitions, in particular with regard to the response of the European Commission to ...

Waterbescherming en -beheer

Infopagina's over de EU 01-11-2017

Water is van essentieel belang voor mens, dier en plant, en is een onmisbare hulpbron voor de economie. De bescherming en het beheer ervan overstijgen de nationale grenzen. De EU-waterwetgeving werd ingrijpend veranderd met de goedkeuring van de kaderrichtlijn water (KRW) in 2000, waarbij een holistische benadering voor de bescherming en het beheer van oppervlakte- en grondwater in het stroomgebied werd geïntroduceerd. De KRW wordt aangevuld door internationale overeenkomsten en wetgeving op het ...

Freshwater ecosystems are particularly rich in biodiversity and fulfil important ecosystem services. However, the continuing presence of pollutants still raises concerns for public health, as well as for nature conservation. Surface water bodies and groundwater alike are threatened by synthetic and also naturally occurring substances that can have a negative impact on the aquatic environment and on human health. Increased temperature and over-abstraction of water are further causes for concern. Meanwhile ...

The human right to water has been firmly established and its implications for policy-making have been discussed in many fields. Thus far, this has hardly been the case for conflicts over water. This study discusses what it means to integrate human rights in the context of governing water and addressing conflicts over water. A human rights perspective on conflicts over water will help formulating equitable water governance strategies. To support such developments, the EU should integrate human rights ...

Within the current debate on unconventional gas and oil resources in Europe, the European Parliament organised a workshop to discuss the impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction on the environment and on human health, ways of mitigating them and the appropriateness of the current EU legislative framework in the context of the future developments in this field.

Simplification of European Water Policies

Uitgebreide analyse 04-04-2007