Renew Europe Advocates for Stringent Measures to Combat Water Pollution
The European Union has taken a bold step forward in its commitment to protect water quality and aquatic ecosystems, with the adoption of revised legal frameworks in the field of water policy. This move, welcomed by the Renew Europe Group, aims to combat chemical pollution in groundwater and surface waters while preserving and restoring aquatic ecosystems, a vital component of public health.
Addressing the urgent need for action, Róża Thun und Hohenstein, representing Polska 2050 in Poland and serving as Renew Europe’s shadow rapporteur on water policy, emphasized, “It is time to act! Pollution from human activities is destroying our ecosystems. The recent disasters in the Oder River in Poland and in Mar Menor in Spain confirm the need to be prepared and act fast to protect our water bodies and avoid similar catastrophes in the near future.”
The revised legislation focuses on several key aspects:
The adoption of these revised legal frameworks underscores the EU’s unwavering commitment to environmental protection and public health. By addressing water pollution and fostering healthy aquatic ecosystems, the European Union is taking significant strides towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.
As the EU continues to champion these critical measures, it reinforces its role as a global leader in environmental stewardship. The commitment to safeguarding water bodies and ecosystems not only benefits the current generation but also lays the foundation for a more resilient and sustainable planet for generations to come.