This week, the European Commission has released its work programme 2022 with some initiatives related to water.
Briefly, the Policy Objective (A1.1B) Zero pollution package includes:
– the initiative on Integrated water management – revised lists of surface and groundwater pollutants (Q3 2021)
– the (A2.1) Revision of the urban wastewater treatment Directive (Q2 2022).
Moreover the following initiatives – (A1.4C) Measures to reduce the release of microplastics in the environment (Q4 2022), the (A1.5) Sustainable use of pesticides – revision of the EU rules (Q1 2022) and, (A2.21) Revision of the pharmaceutical legislation (Q4 2022), will have indirect impact on water quality.
To learn more about the programme, please click visit the official website.