Water Europe new Position Paper

'For a Green, Circular & Smart Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive'

Water Europe launched a position paper “For a Green, Circular & Smart Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive”. Water Europe welcomed the conclusion of the European Commission to update the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in line with the Green Deal and the digitalisation of Europe and makes available a list of recommendations that can pave the way to achieving a Water-Smart Society.

Here are the five key recommendations :

  • A holistic management of wastewater treatment plants must be considered for water and energy savings, particularly through the exploitation of the Value in Water.
  • Specific measures are needed to address contaminants of emerging concern and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Digitisation needs to be encouraged to a much higher extent.
  • A better legal framework should be incorporated for better storm and small agglomeration water management.
  • A water-friendly legislation needs to be built by and for European citizens.

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