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EUROCITIES information webinar on the proposal for a revised Drinking Water Directive – 6 March 2018

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  • environment
date
13-02-2018
start date
06-03-2018
end date
06-03-2018
Register for this event

EUROCITIES will organize a webinar on 6 March from 16:00 to 17:00 to inform cities about the proposal issued by the European Commission to revise the Drinking Water Directive.

 

Tobias Biermann, policy officer for water industry at the European Commission (DG ENVI), will explain the main features of this new proposal and the reasons behind them, with an emphasis on new obligations regarding information to consumers, which will impact municipal water companies.
The presentation will last for about 20 minutes, and will be followed by 40 minutes of Q&A. This webinar will be the opportunity to learn more about the implications of the revised new drinking water directive and outlooks for cities.
Please register before 5 March using this link: http://bit.ly/2nVZGF8. You will be able to react live and share your views on this new piece of legislation.
See you on 6 March!
 
Background:
The European Commission adopted on 1 February a proposal for a revised drinking water directive aimed to improve the quality of drinking water and provide greater access and information to citizens. The proposal for modernizing the 20-year-old drinking water directive (98/83/EC) comes as a result of the REFIT evaluation, the implementation of the Commission's response to the European Citizens' Initiative 'Right2Water' and as a contribution to meeting the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.’