On 20 October 2017, the European Commission announced the launch of an independent evaluation of the EU’s water law, the Water Framework Directive (WFD). This evaluation ran for two years and included a public consultation, which 375,000+ of you used to call for the law to be kept in its current form.
The conclusions of the evaluation, published in December 2019, were clear: The WFD is the right tool to bring life back to Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands and all efforts must now go into putting it to work. However, despite the clear conclusions, the European Commission still hasn’t given the law the final sign-off. This is needlessly slowing down implementation of the law and creating legal uncertainty, giving industry a dangerous opportunity to continue lobbying for weaker environmental protection.
21 July 2020 will mark 1,000 days since the launch of the independent evaluation. The EU cannot afford to waste any more time. Use the form below to send a personal message to the European Commission as they fast-approach this 1,000 days milestone.