The European Community and the problems of its waters
This publication shows how the Community is concerned to improve and protect the way in which available water resources are used. A large number of Community directives - on water for human consumption, surface and underground water, water for bathing, and water for rearing fish and shellfish - lay down objectives for the Member States regarding water quality and limits on the disposal of dangerous pollutants in water. The European Community is also a signatory to various international agreements involving more countries than just the 12 Member States, on such matters as hydrocarbon pollution in the North Sea (the Bonn Agreement) and pollution in the Mediterranean (the Barcelona Convention). Lastly, it provides non-refundable subsidies and also loans in support of projects to increase water resources and improve the quality of the water.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12109 EN (1989) FS, 21 pp., ECU 5
ISBN: ISBN 92-825-9919-1; CD-NA
Record Number: 198911200 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en