EU Publc Consultation on UWWTD re-evaluation

Article Date: 30th October 2017

The European Commission has launched an online public consultation as the first phase of the re-evaluation process for the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive – with a planned completion date of Q1 2019.

The latest figures show that 95% of the EU's urban waste water is collected and over 85% is treated according to the Directive's requirements. Introducing the evaluation, the Commission said:

“The implementation of the Directive remains challenging as it requires proper governance, significant investments and adequate competences.”

“In the 25 years of the Directive's existence many changes have occurred……In addition, the ambition to create a European circular economy has taken concrete shape.”

The Commission has also highlighted the fact that the legal context has changed and new and interrelated water directives have come into force, in particular the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The evaluation will therefore be closely coordinated with the planned fitness check evaluating the performance of the WFD and the Floods Directive.

The evaluation will assess five criteria: effectiveness, coherence, efficiency, relevance, and EU added value.

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This was posted by future water association in Industry News

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