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Groundwater: Council Resolution on future Community policy

A Council Resolution of 25 February 1992 on the future Community groundwater policy underlines the vital importance of groundwater for all forms of life, for human health and for safeguarding ecosystems, and states the Council's concern about the lowering of groundwater levels...
A Council Resolution of 25 February 1992 on the future Community groundwater policy underlines the vital importance of groundwater for all forms of life, for human health and for safeguarding ecosystems, and states the Council's concern about the lowering of groundwater levels and/or the pollution of certain aquifers. Noting that freshwater management policy can be conducted only through coordinated action by all agents in the public and private sectors, taking due account of the principle of subsidiarity, and noting the final declaration of the Ministerial Seminar held on 26 and 27 November 1991 on future groundwater policy, the Council calls on the Commission to submit, if possible by the middle of 1993, a detailed action programme for which the declaration may provide guidelines, and to draft a proposal for revising Council Directive 80/68/EEC (of 17.12.1979) on the protection of groundwater against pollution caused by certain dangerous substances by incorporating it into a general freshwater management policy. The Council requests the competent authorities and groups involved to contribute to the conservation of this natural resource in the areas under their control.
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