Relevant EU legislation
The Community framework for water protection and management requires Member States to identify and analyze individual river basins. They must then adopt management plans, programs of measures to protect and manage each body of water.
This defines the essential quality standards which water intended for human consumption must meet.
This Directive concerns the collection, treatment and discharge of urban and certain industrial waste water. Its aim is to protect the environment from any adverse effects caused by the discharge of such waters.
This Directive is designed to protect fresh water bodies in order to safeguard the fish species living in them.
This directive establishes environmental quality standards so as to limit the quantity of certain chemical substances that pose a significant risk to the environment and to health in surface water in the European Union.