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APE Position on the Impact Assessment policy options for the revision of the EU Drinking Water Directive

Aqua Publica Europea comments on the draft policy option proposed by the European Commission for the upcoming revision of the Drinking Water Directive.

Drinking Water

While we do welcome the will to develop a more holistic approach to drinking water quality, including through a wider application of risk-based approaches, we stress that the responsibility of developing a comprehensive and coherent institutional framework cannot be left only to water operators. On the issue of communication and transparency, we stress that any information provided must be meaningful and understandable by the addressee; in this context, benchmarking and transparency should not be used as synonyms.