Title: Water policy in the European Union - Stakeholder Forum on Water Scarcity and Droughts 
Resource Type: web links 
Producers or distributor European Commission 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Web link for product information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/quantity/scarcity_en.h ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water and sanitation-->Water supply
Water resources and their management -->Monitoring and mitigation
Water resources and their management -->River basin management
Short description: The Commission intends to issue by July 2007 a communication that will focus on drought events and on long-term water unbalances. The communication will aim to identify possible technical, social or legislative options to mitigate the impacts of such events.

So far, a first interim report on this issue has been drafted in collaboration with an expert's group. These preliminary results have been submitted  to a Stakeholders Forum for consultation (this Forum has been invited to contribute) .

Moreover, the EC services are participating in the Waste Water Reuse Working Group established recently under the Mediterranean Joint Process Phase II, a collaboration between the Mediterranean component of the EU Water Initiative and the Common Implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD).   The objectives of this waste water reuse activity are to: • assess  the status of the situation with regard to treated waste water reuse in each of the EU Member States and non-EU countries participating in this activity, • get an overview of the issues at stake (definitions, scope, safety and sustainability) and • prepare the ground for potential more specific actions to be taken at the EU level.
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 04/06/2007

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