Environment: Orgalim input to the European Commission consultation on the Revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
Published: 20 July 2021
Policies & Issues: Environment
The EU adopted the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) in 1991 to help improve the management of urban waste water from households and specific industries. In 2019, the European Commission evaluated the Directive and confirmed that it had helped reduce the release of pollutants, e.g. organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus, into the environment, improving the quality of EU water bodies, and that further implementation of the Directive is needed. The Commission has launched an impact assessment with a view to revise the Directive and make it fit for the future.
We have published our detailed recommendations for the revision of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive here.
In this consultation, we have included our views on specific issues regarding the scope of the revised Directive, water reuse, information sharing, energy use, digitalisation, real-time monitoring and reporting for a better water governance, circularity and more.
To read our detailed responses, please download the document above.
Junior Adviser - Energy and Environment