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Revision of the Drinking Water Directive [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Tarja Laaninen (2nd edition, updated on 17.10.2018),

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On 1 February 2018, the European Commission published a proposal for a recast of the Directive on the quality of water intended for human consumption (the Drinking Water Directive). The proposal responds to the European Citizens’ Initiative, Right2Water, and builds on a fitness check which concluded that the 20-year old directive is fit for purpose, but needs updating. The main elements of the proposal consist of updating the water quality standards, introducing a risk-based approach to the monitoring of water, improving and streamlining the information provided to consumers, harmonising the standards for products in contact with drinking water, and imposing obligations to improve access to water. In the European Parliament, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted its report on 10 September 2018. A plenary vote on the committee’s report, and on opening interinstitutional negotiations, is due to take place in October.

Versions

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)
Committee responsible: Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) COM(2017) 753
1.2.2018
Rapporteur: Michel Dantin (EPP, France) 2018/0332(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

Rory Palmer (S&D, United Kingdom)
Jørn Dohrmann (ECR, Denmark)
Ulrike Müller (ALDE, Germany)
Lynn Boylan (GUE/NGL, Ireland)
Benedek Jávor (Greens/EFA, Hungary)
Eleonora Evi (EFDD, Italy)
Sylvie Goddyn (ENF, France)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: First-reading vote in plenary

timeline-10 steps-voted in plenary

 

 

 

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