The EU water law: what’s at stake?

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The EU water law –The Water Framework Directive (WFD) – is one of the European Union’s strongest, most ambitious pieces of environmental legislation. But it is under attack from industry lobby groups and Member States, who are all pushing for devastating changes to be made to the law. The following images and stories, part of the #ProtectWater campaign, capture what is at stake and how a weaker WFD would impact on Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands, and the people, nature and economies they sustain.
EURASIAN BEAVER (CASTOR FIBER), AUSTRIA. BEAVERS REQUIRES YEAR-ROUND ACCESS TO WATER, SUCH AS SLOW-FLOWING RIVERS, STREAMS, OR LAKES, SURROUNDED BY WOODLANDS. THE WATER FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVE PROTECTS THESE CRITICAL HABITATS, OBLIGING MEMBER STATES TO CLEAN THEM UP BY 2027 AT THE VERY LATEST. © LEOPOLD KANZLER

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