(23 June 2014) – The European Commission has today launched a public consultation on EU drinking water policy, to see where improvements could be made. The consultation is a concrete response to Right2Water, the first successful European Citizens’ Initiative.
The consultation, which is open until 15 September 2014, should provide a better understanding of citizens’ and stakeholders’ views on the need for and possible range of actions that could be undertaken to improve the supply of high quality drinking water.
The questions cover areas such as the current level of drinking water quality, the main threats to drinking water, the information needs of citizens, and possible additional actions that could be taken at EU level.
In addition to the consultation, the Commission will also soon launch a structured stakeholder dialogue looking at transparency in the water sector. This is another follow-up action from the Right2Water European Citizens’ Initiative.