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Evaluation of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive 91/271/EEC (UWWTD)

Directorate-General for Environment
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12 October 2017 - 9 November 2017
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  • Anonymous (France)
    9 novembre 2017 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Anonymous (France)

    Surfrider Foundation Europe est une association à but non lucratif (loi 1901), ayant « pour but la défense, la sauvegarde, la mise en valeur et la gestion durable de l'océan, du littoral, des vagues et de la population qui en jouit ». Dédiés à la protection de l’eau et du littoral, depuis plus de 25 ans, nous animons et représentons un réseau citoyen et bénévole européen par un travail d’action locale, de protection et de conservation, et d...

  • WssTP - (Belgium)
    9 November 2017 Business association
    WssTP - (Belgium)

    The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) has overall been very successful in significantly improving the scale and quality of waste water treatment in Europe. The UWWTD therefore, serves as an international reference case in the global effort to increase waste water treatment coverage – exemplified by the UN Sustainable Development Goal indicator 6.3.1. However, since the UWWTD was adopted more than 25 years ago, several developments...

  • Anonymous (France)
    9 novembre 2017 Public authority
    Anonymous (France)

    La Directive ERU (DERU) a permis de faire progresser sur 15 ans (1991-2005) l'équipement des collectivités française en terme d'équipements de collecte et de traitement des eaux résiduaires urbaines. Ces résultats importants ont été obtenus grâce à une obligation de moyens avec un échéancier imposant la mise en oeuvre d'équipements d'assainissement collectif en fonction de la dimension des installations et de la sensibilité des zones où ces...

  • CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest) (Belgium)
    9 November 2017 Other
    CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of General Interest) (Belgium)

    CEEP welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Evaluation Roadmap and would like to provide the feedback of providers of public services and of services of general interest (SGIs) in the EU. Overall, due to the high compliance ratio that could be achieved (95% for connection, 89% for secondary treatment and 85% for more stringent treatment in 2014), CEEP does not see the need for big amendments to the existing Directive. However, CEEP would...

  • FNCCR (France)
    9 November 2017 Environmental organisation
    FNCCR (France)

    The main objective of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) 91/271/EEC was to protect the environment from the adverse effects of waste water discharges from urban areas and certain industrial sectors. Now results are already observed on surface waters, however the legal context has changed and we think it's time to simplify wihtout giving up environnement goals. So we support such suggestions: - priorizing obligation of results ...

  • European Sustainable P Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)
    9 November 2017 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Sustainable P Platform (ESPP) (Belgium)

    We consider that the UWWTD is a key piece of EU environment policy, and has largely contributed to reducing P levels in rivers and lakes, improving surface water quality, with considerable benefits for biodiversity and for users. Further work is however needed to reduce P emissions, both from municipal wastewater and from agricultural losses, because very many water bodies are still today not achieving P levels required for WFD Quality. In...

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