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Water Manifesto

Water Challenges in Europe

Almost two thirds of the European citizens consider water quality and/or quantity in their country to be a serious problem. The impacts of climate change have presented enormous challenges for the water sector. Water management also impinges significantly on agriculture, land planning and energy. The ageing of the water infrastructure in many European countries creates additional challenges. The most apparent problems in this respect concern bursting and leaking of the pipelines. In many European countries there is an increasing lack of qualified staff to operate and maintain the water infrastructure.

EWA Water Manifesto Issue 5

By means of the Water Manifesto, the European Water Association draws attention to current important water issues in Europe EWA calls for the sustainable and responsible use of water.

EWA Statement Regarding the European Elections 2014

 With regard to the upcoming European elections in 2014, the EWA is calling for urgent action on significant topics for the water management that must be part of the Brussels water agenda in the years to come.