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

Written by Tarja Laaninen (1st edition),

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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) considered the draft report on 7 June 2018; the vote in committee is planned for 10 September 2018.

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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast)
Committee responsible:

Rapporteur:

Shadow rapporteurs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)

Michel Dantin (EPP, France)

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)

COM(2017) 0753 of 1.2.2018

2017/0332(COD)

 

Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)

Next steps expected: Vote in ENVI committee on draft report

EU Legislation in progress timeline

 

 

 

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