After two years of campaigning by 130 organisations, the European Commission has declared that the EU's strong water legislation, the EU Water Framework Directive, will not be opened for revision!


This final decision comes six months after the law was declared to be 'fit for purpose' following a two-year evaluation. Over this process, more than 375,000 citizens used the #ProtectWater campaign to demand that the law be maintained in its current form and better implemented by their national governments. This call was echoed by 5,500+ scientists.


With 60% of EU waters currently not healthy, better implementation needs to start right now! We look forward to working with the Commission on ensuring the law works not just on paper but in practice to bring life back to our freshwater ecosystems at last.